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Acne can be a source of trouble for many people throughout their teen years. With hormones fluctuating, causing oil production to kick into overdrive, breakouts can be hard to keep under control. For many, this problem doesn’t simply go away once they reach adulthood, with some experiencing acne for the first time after they’ve outgrown puberty, which is known as “adult-onset acne.” Or, for some, acne can resurface as an adult.
Many acne-sufferers feel frusturated, assuming their acne will go away with time, along with other acne myths. With the right information, however, anyone can have the clear skin they deserve, and it doesn’t have to be as labor intensive as you may have been lead to believe.
Adult acne, like cystic, inflammatory, or any other type of acne, is usually the result of a hormonal imbalance, and how those hormones interact with the sebaceous glands. These glands, which are responsible for producing sebum, the oily substance that travels through the pores to hydrate and moisturize the skin, can become over active by certain hormones, causing them to create excessive amounts of the oily substance. When combined with dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, bacteria can grow in the pores, possibly leading to breakouts.
With as many as 40% of adults experiencing adult acne, the majority of these numbers are made up of women. Some women try the latest topical cleanser or ointment to treat their acne, which can be harsh and drying (not to mention they can’t get to the cause of the acne). Others may reach for hormonal birth control, such as oral contraceptives (OC), to treat their acne, which can come with dangerous side effects such as blood clots. Discontinuing OC’s may even have users noticing an increase in acne symptoms since this disrupts hormone levels.
AcnEase® was created as a stand-alone treatment that is highly effective in targeting the problem at its source without side effects or the use of chemicals. Overall, AcnEase® has a 96% user success rate. The results are often dramatic even for those with severe forms of acne, like cystic acne. For women with mild to moderate acne, within 1 month of treatment using a regimen of 4 tablets, 3 times/day, they see a dramatic improvement in their skin condition, with a decrease in the formation of pimples.
Men and women produce the same sex hormones: estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone (an androgen) but at the very different ratios (levels). Fluctuation in any of these hormones, especially the androgens, or male sex hormones, can lead to the development of acne symptoms, which can be harder to treat since testosterone is more prevalent in males and is a strong stimulator of the sebaceous glands. Treatment options for men are limited to antibiotics, or treatments such as Accutane, which is now well known for its dangerous side effects. No amount of washing will impact the effect testosterone has on the sebaceous glands, which makes a systemic treatment such as AcnEase® a very smart choice if you want to see real results. Since acne is a bit more stubborn in men, depending on the severity of acne, we normally recommend either a moderate acne treatment, severe acne treatment or body acne treatment.
The fact that acne is not something most people “grow out of” says a lot about the way acne should be looked at when aiming to treat it. Obviously, keeping the surface of the skin clean is an important part of any skincare regimen, the real issue lies with rebalancing the sebaceous gland activity, which is done from within. AcnEase® specifically inhibits the impact of fluctuating hormone levels on sebaceous gland secretions, and does not affect hormone levels per se, but rather works as a buffer between the hormones and the sebaceous glands, thereby modulating the amount of sebum produced. This helps explain why AcnEase® is equally effective in treating both adolescent and adult acne in both men and women.
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