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Acne Sucks… Let’s get it sorted so you can begin living a beautiful life!
Did you know that the incidence of acne is expected to increase to 70% of the population by 2025 … what is that telling you??
It’s telling us that you are completely confused about how to look after your skin.
It’s telling us that whatever you (and the other 25% of our population who are victims of acne) are currently, or have in the past been, using/doing isn’t working;
It’s telling us that the Global $4.9B acne skin care industry is set to increase to $7B in the very near future … & the likes of Proactive, Clearasil & Dermatologists are winning this game and they are rubbing their hands together with glee!
So … What are you going to do about it?
Are you ready to change your life AND your skin!
In case you’re the kind that needs to know how acne begins, here’s the lowdown …
Acne, an inflammatory skin disease, is the symptom of an inflammatory body. It is triggered by increased insulin production & hormonal responses that negative affect the sebaceous glands of the skin. The oil secreted by these glands becomes thickened, waxy & gluggy. It builds up in the hair follicle leading to clogged pores and lesions which we commonly call ‘pimples’. These usually form on your face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Although acne does not lead to a serious health problem, it is a symptom of serious health problems & it can lead to emotional disturbances such as low self-esteem, depression, etc.
The most common types of pimples include:
- Whiteheads: Form under the surface of the skin and appear as a small white bump
- Blackheads: form on the skin surface and are black in colour
- Papules: Are small pink bumps that can be painful when you touch them
- Pustules: Appear red at their base and are filled with pus
- Nodules: Are large, painful, solid pimples
- Cysts: Are deep, painful, pus-filled pimples and; may cause scars
As you transition from child to teen to adult, puberty will trigger the movement of new chemicals in your body. Depending upon whether you’re a guy or girl, these hormones will go to work on different parts of the body, and of course, impact your skin. Sebaceous (oil) gland activity is stimulated by androgen hormones, which in turn is exacerbated by our Modern day diet of fast, greasy & processed foods. These hormones act like a switch and increase oil production and hair growth, and are responsible for the triggers that lead to oily skin and breakouts. These so-called “male” hormones are present in both males and females. Your pores (follicles) may become enlarged, your skin texture changes and may not feel as smooth, your skin looks and feels shiny, your cheeks may feel more sensitive and look pink, and your once flawless skin may now have evident pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Your scalp and hair may also be oilier, and you start to grow hair in new Places. We haven’t even touched on your mood swings, ability to sleep all day and body changes, such as a deeper voice for males and a lovely new body odour! This all sounds very frightening, but the good news is that these androgens that tend to be present in relatively large amounts during adolescence become stabilized as you reach adulthood. In the meantime, the foods & drinks that enter your body play a massive role in insulin production, therefore androgen gland activity & increase the severity of Teen Acne. Acne need not be a right of passage, & is not ‘normal’, for a teenager … acne is preventable in 99% of cases.
While acne is associated with teenage years filled with raging hormones and the struggle for social acceptance, many adults are finding themselves caught in the middle of an acne epidemic. Skin care professionals and dermatologists alike are also reporting adult acne is on the rise. Clinical studies indicate between 40 and 55 percent of the adult population in the 20 to 40 age group has been diagnosed with low grade, persistent acne and oily skin, with the primary catalyst identified as chronic stress. Balancing personal and professional responsibilities makes this generation of adults the most time-compressed generation in history, which contributes to chronic stress.
The constant, continued and heightened level of stress hormones throws your adrenal glands into overdrive, negatively affecting your sex hormones, & after a cascade of chemical bodily responses, which in turn can alter the consistency of sebum, creating the perfect environment for a couple of breakouts. And let me guess … You’ve panicked, gone out & bought some kind of acne fighting skin care, which dry & dehydrate the skin, destroying the skin’s microbiome. Simultaneoulsy, you have sebum that has become thickened & waxy, which blocks the pores (hair follicle), causing an inflammatory response. The combination of lack of oxygen, altered microbiome, inflammatory response & thickened, waxy sebum creates the ultimate breeding ground for opportunistic bacteria (aka Skin Enemies), resulting in acne.
Adult cases of acne are more persistent and more inflammatory than teenage cases & is also often accompanied by skin sensitization, or a combination of skin conditions, which makes treatment more challenging. To successfully treat, clear and prevent acne, the cascade of events leading to acne development must be controlled; but don’t turn to popular teen-centric treatments that are too harsh and irritating … even for teens let alone adults.
The Solution to Teen & Adults Acne
Acne must be treated holistically … incorporating a combination of professional skin treatments, prescription skin care & the understanding of Beauty Foods vs Ugly Foods to fight against Teenage & Adult Acne & Breakouts.
Our programs are all about YOU! They are customised to suit individual skin concerns … so remember, what works for your best friend, your sister, or your mother’s cleaners daughter may not work for you!
Achieving healthy, clear & beautiful skin takes time, patience & commitment to a complete skin care solution … prescription home care and dietary changes and supplementation, & salon treatments!! We are not offering quick fixes nor miracle cures … there is no such thing (SPOILER!). What we can offer is our extensive knowledge of skin health, our experience in successfully treating this devastating skin disorder, and a safe, long term solution! We’re here to help you! What are you waiting for?