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What is acne and WHY do I have it?

 Acne is not a result of improper or inadequate cleansing nor is it a result of fatty food intake. It is not your fault and it is also not fair!! Your best friend may totally neglect her skin and have a flawless complexion while you religiously cleanse and use treatments on your face, yet you have pimples, blackheads, clogged pores, even cysts and nodules.

Acne is an inherited disorder affecting millions of people worldwide. The acne-prone individual has tendencies that cause his or her follicles to shed up to five times as many dead cells daily as a "normal" person. Thicker sebum is present also. The combination of those extra cells and thicker sebum form a blockage that plugs the follicle and creates the perfect growing environment for blackheads, clogged pores, and with the help of the p.acnes bacteria, pimples and cysts.

Let me reiterate--if you have acne it is not your fault! (One exception could be if you use pore-clogging cosmetics!) Come in and see me today and let me help you understand and solve your acne challenges! ACNE CAN BE CLEARED! Wouldn't you like to feel confident again?


Your skin is your largest organ, and it does a lot more than simply prevent you from spilling out all over the place. Skin cells are constantly replacing themselves, making a journey from the inner edge of your epidermis (your skin's outermost layer) to the outside of your skin. As a skin cell ages and approaches the skin's surface, the dying cell flattens out. Once on the surface, it joins countless other dead skin cells and forms a protective layer that helps protect you from bacteria and viruses.

Inside your hair follicles, there are small glands producing oil called sebum. This oil mixes with skin cells in the follicle and joins them on the journey outward. But when there's too much sebum, too many dead skin cells or something on the surface that blocks their exit from the follicle, a blockage can occur. Bacteria joins the party, and the result is acne vulgaris, the most common form of acne.

While acne usually affects teenagers and 20somethings the most, anyone of any age can get acne, even babies. Our instinctual response -- picking at it, rubbing it and canceling our social engagements -- doesn't help in the least, but fortunately, there are some treatments available that can.


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