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probably know that aloe is the go-to for many when it comes to repairing cut,
scraped, or burned skin, but did you know that it can also be used to help
treating acne, it’s important to understand just how this condition affects the
body, and skin. Acne is attributed to a hormonal imbalance, which can affect
the function of the sebaceous glands, whose job it is to create sebum, or oil.
This oil travels along the pore to hydrate and protect the skin on the surface.
When too much sebum becomes clogged within a pore and pairs with dead skin
cells from the surface, bacteria forms, triggering an inflammatory response
from the body. This process is known as the acne cascade, and usually results in
red, swollen bumps known as pimples, a symptom of acne.
While excess oil certainly needs to be kept
under control, stripping the skin of too much can result in dry, flaky skin,
which can lead to acne by contributing to the formation of bacteria. This is
why it’s important to reduce the hormonal impact on the sebaceous glands from
within, while staying clean and hydrated on the surface, the latter of which
rings especially true in the summer months, when temps run hot and sun can zap
moisture from the complexion. To reduce the risk of external dehydration, aloe can make
for a great way to keep your acne-prone skin bump and blemish free, and if you
don’t have a live plant on hand, you can find aloe vera gel at most groceries
and drug stores.
many naturally occurring ingredients, aloe can work wonders on the skin for its
healing properties. Aloe contains a naturally occurring plant growth hormone
known as gibberellins, as well as glucomannan, a polysaccharide, or natural
sugar, that improves collagen production when applied topically. Naturally
anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, aloe is also rich in vitamins C, E, and
zinc, can prevent the clogging of pores by absorbing excess oils, debris, and
dead skin cells from the surface of the skin.
aloe and other topical remedies can go a long way in keep in the surface of our
skin clean and soothed, it will do little to treat the condition of acne as it
fails to address the root cause - over-producing sebaceous glands. Showing your
complexion some love is a skincare step that should never be skipped, but real
change occurs from within, and requires a systemic solution if you want to
achieve real, lasting results. Luckily, our AcnEase® users are able to have
total peace of mind and the opportunity to get the best complexion possible.
Why? Because they are on a treatment that actively works from the inside 24/7
to get rid of their acne naturally and with zero side-effects. The herbal
ingredients used work to effectively create a barrier between the hormones and
the sebaceous glands, ensuring that only the amount of sebum needed to protect
and hydrate the skin is being produced, making for a gentle treatment that
delivers real, long-lasting results, regardless of the severity of your acne symptoms.
want to hear from you! Have you ever used aloe as a topical remedy for your
acne symptoms? Have any favorite ways to add this to a skincare routine? Tell
us in the comments!