- Dark marks
- Inability to use more rich product
- Mild to Moderate Inflammatory Acne
- Adult onset Acne Vulgaris
Acne is a common skin disease characterized by pimples on the face, chest, and back. It occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. Nearly 85% of people develop acne at some time between the ages of 12-25 years. Up to 20% of women develop mild acne. The exact cause of acne is unknown however several risk factors have been identified: hormonal changes, diet, hereditary – individuals with a family history of acne have greater susceptibility to the disease. The environment – exposure to oils and greases, polluted air and sweat. Stressful lifestyle conditions can also contribute to problematic skin.
There are 4 primary factors, which contribute to the development of acne, they include:
- Overproduction of oil in the skin (sebum), under the influence of hormones.
- This, along with the insufficient shedding of exfoliated dead skin cells, blocks follicles.
- The blocked follicle can become inflamed and an increase in the growth of bacteria.
- The inflammation in the follicle due to the increase in bacteria results in the rupture of the follicle wall. This inflammation extends into lower layers of the skin causing an acne lesion.