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Breaking the myths on acne

1. The primary cause of acne is unknown. However, a combination of 3 factors have been identified as possible causes:

  • overproduction of oil by the skin’s oil glands
  • consistent blockage of the hair follicles by the excess oil which carries the dead skin cells
  • the development of bacteria in the clogged hair follicles.
The most common types of acne is:
  • Whiteheads. These are pimples that stay under the surface of the skin.
  • Blackheads. These pimples rise to the skin’s surface and look black. …
  • Papules. These are small pink bumps that can be tender.
  • Pustules. These pimples are red at the bottom and have pus on top.
  • Nodules. …
  • Cysts.

3. Frequent washing of the affected area will not help improve the appearance of acne. However, effective treatment is actually a combination of antibacterial medications to reduce the presence of bacteria and hydrating agents to avoid the skin from drying out.

4.  Apart from the trio of factors mentioned earlier, you are most likely to have acne if:

  • it runs in the family (heredity)
  • you are pregnant or taking birth control pills (hormonal)
  • taking medications which are most likely to disrupt your normal hormone levels
  • you frequently apply greasy makeup or oily skin care products

5. Your acne could get worse if you constantly scrub your skin and use skin-drying products. The more your skin dries, the more your oil glands work to produce oil which could clog pores. Keeping it moisturized can actually counteract the drying effect of acne medications and topicals.

6. It is always best to do a patch test before trying on new makeup products. Everyone’s skin reacts differently thus the need to figure out if a certain product will cause an allergic reaction.

7. The best way to treat acne is to actually prevent the buildup of bacteria from occurring.

8. Consistency is actually the key to treating acne. Most patients actually discontinue treatments if they don’t see immediate results. The recommended length of any acne treatment is at least 8 weeks.

Studies show that adding these three things can greatly help clear up your skin:

1. Eating more green leafy vegetables,

2. Adding Omega’s into your diet

3. Taking a probiotic – keep your gut clean!

Come to Jasmine Skin Care + let us help you achieve healthier, clearer skin! We have many different affordable acne treatments available for you.