REGAIN CLEAR, HEALTHY SKIN
Acne is a common disorder that can affect individuals of all ages. From adolescence to the menopause, acne does not discriminate. The psycho-social effects of acne can be devastating, impacting self-esteem, relationships, and careers. It's important to remember that the emotional toll of acne is not always related to the severity of the condition. Each sufferer has their own unique story.
FINDING A SOLUTION
Many individuals who suffer from acne have explored numerous avenues in search of a solution. They may have tried home remedies, over-the-counter treatments, consulted beauticians, skin therapists, general practitioners (GPs), and dermatologists… It's often a journey that requires long-term commitment, as results can take several months to manifest.
WHY DO WE GET ACNE AND CONGESTED SKIN?
Acne occurs due to a combination of factors, including:
Excess Sebum (Oil) Production
Sebaceous glands in the skin produce an oily substance called sebum. When there is an overproduction of sebum, it can mix with dead skin cells and clog the pores, leading to the formation of acne lesions.
Cutibacterium acnes (C. acnes) is a type of bacteria that naturally resides on the skin. However, when the pores become clogged, it creates an ideal environment for the proliferation of this bacteria, leading to inflammation and the formation of acne.
Fluctuations in hormone levels, especially during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, menopause, or when undergoing hormonal treatments, can trigger increased sebum production and pore blockages, resulting in acne breakouts.
Inadequate cleansing of the skin can lead to the accumulation of dirt, oil, and dead skin cells, contributing to skin congestion and acne formation.
Diet and Lifestyle Factors
Certain dietary choices, such as consuming excessive amounts of processed foods or high-glycemic-index foods, can potentially exacerbate acne. Stress, lack of sleep, and environmental factors can also contribute to skin congestion and breakouts.
UNDERSTANDING ACNE TYPES: EXPLORING DIFFERENT VARIETIES
Acne and skin congestion can manifest in various forms, including whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, and cysts. Here's an in-depth look at the underlying causes:
WHITEHEADS & BLACKHEADS
These common forms of acne occur when the pores become clogged with excess sebum and dead skin cells. Whiteheads are closed comedones that remain beneath the skin's surface, while blackheads are open comedones that appear dark due to the oxidation of sebum.
PAPULES & PUSTULES
Papules are small, red bumps that form when the pores become inflamed due to bacterial growth. Pustules, on the other hand, are similar to papules but contain pus, appearing as larger, raised lesions on the skin.
Cysts are deep, painful, and often large acne lesions that occur when the blockage extends deep into the skin. They can be more severe and leave behind scars if not properly treated.
IS ACNE ONLY A PROBLEM DURING ADOLESCENCE?
CAN CERTAIN FOODS WORSEN ACNE?
CAN ACNE BE EFFECTIVELY TREATED?
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At Miriderma Skin Clinic, we understand the challenges you face and the impact acne can have on your life and are here to guide you through your acne journey, providing effective solutions and support every step of the way.
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