Why do I Have Acne?

More than 60 million Americans suffer from some form of acne breakouts.  Acne affects more than 80% of all

teenagers at some point in their lives. Clogged pores comprise more than 25% of all visits to the dermatologist.  

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What is Acne?

Acne is an inherited disorder of the pore. It starts at puberty when the oil glands start maturing. A normal pore sheds about 1 layer of dead skin cells a day. But someone with this disorder can shed up to 5 layers a day. All those dead skin cells combined with oil form a plug in the pore. This is how all acne starts. This is called “retention hyperkeratosis”. It forms congestion under the skin which are noninflamed acne lesions, such as blackheads and/or whiteheads. If bacteria is present, inflamed pimples, pustules and/or cysts will form. 

Self-Help Acne Guide

Are you ready to get started on your clear skin journey? Here are some tips and tricks to help you at home.

 

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Get Clear Skin At Home?

Everything you do contributes to your health and skin so while you think just keeping your face clean will help reduce breakouts, you’re wrong! Here’s a list of t things you can do to help your breakouts.

 

  • Use your Face Reality products correctly.

  • Do not pick at your skin.

  • Apply ice to inflamed lesions. 

  • Avoid pore clogging ingredients. 

  • Avoid food that make acne worse.

  • Make lifestyle adjustments.