Everything You Need to Know for Acne Awareness Month 2017

Everything You Need to Know for Acne Awareness Month 2017

If you’re among the 50 million people living in the United States with acne, every day may feel like it’s dedicated to acne awareness, but June is still reserved as a time to shine a light on a subject by creating awareness for, and laying out the real facts behind, acne and how to treat it.

What is Acne?

Acne is attributed mostly 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 known as P. acnes 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.

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, and can affect anyone regardless of age, race, or sex, which is why it’s so important to break down the stigmas and paradigms that say we should be embarrassed about our skin condition. When people aren’t talking, people aren’t learning, which only creates a cycle in which nothing changes. Here at AcnEase, it is our mission to support those with acne and to get the word out to as many people as possible by offering our readers the facts behind those facial blemishes, and how you can look to natural methods of treatment to find real, lasting relief from your condition, one day at a time, no matter how mild or severe your acne symptoms may be.

With so much information out there, we know how overwhelming it can be to figure out what would be best for you, which is why we created this list of some of our favorite articles in honor of Acne Awareness Month 2017, to help you stay informed, and maybe even teach you a helpful trick or two in the process!

The Science Behind Acne

Food and Makeup Tips for Acne Prone Skin

  • Acne and the Anti-Inflammatory Diet One of our absolute faves, this article explains inflammation’s part in acne symptoms, and what you can do to better your odds from within.
  • Makeup Guide for Acne, Part One, and Part Two This comprehensive two-part series lays it all out when it comes to makeup, from educating yourself about proper formulas and ingredients, to application tips.

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Skin Care and Self-Care Tips

Treating Acne from the Inside with AcnEase

Did we miss anything? Have any favorite AcnEase articles you don’t see here on the list? Tell us about it in the comments!


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