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people think of treating acne, facial washes and spot treatments are often the
first, and sometimes only, things to come to mind. Because acne isn’t just the
result of a dirty complexion, however, it’s important to look to the source, stay informed, and keep
your head in the game in order to witness real results.
of acne actually begins forming beneath the skin long before we witness
symptoms on the surface, and is actually attributed to a hormonal imbalance,
which can affect the function of the sebaceous glands. These glands work to create
sebum, or oil, which travels along the pore to hydrate and protect the skin on
the surface. A hormonal imbalance or fluctuation can cause the sebaceous glands
to go haywire, producing more sebum than is necessary, which can become clogged
within a pore. When this sebum pairs with dead skin cells from the surface, bacteria known as P.
acnes can become
formed, which triggers an inflammatory response from the body. The result of
that response usually appears as red, swollen bumps such as pimples or cysts,
although symptoms of this condition can come in many forms, including
whiteheads, blackheads, comedones, or even just oily skin.
So now that we
know what acne is and how its symptoms are formed, what can be done to treat
this condition? Before you even start thinking about your skin, the first thing
anyone with acne should be doing is looking within, in more ways that one!
first, it’s time to focus. A positive mindset can be your best friend along
this skincare journey, which can last anywhere from months to years, depending
on the type of acne you’re dealing with. For example, if you’ve had chronic
acne, whether mild or severe it just isn’t going to go away overnight, which is
why it’s important to be as patient as possible, and do your best not to cut
yourself or your progress down before you’ve made progress. Healing the skin is
a process that takes time, and could take anywhere from 1-3 months (if not
longer) to see results, so allow yourself some room and time to improve.
Finding an approach that works for you will be the best way to stay the course,
and you’ll likely be less tempted to make excuses to skip on your routine, so
if a 10-step nighttime ritual is likely to cause you to fall off of your path,
limit topical treatments to just the essentials and just do your best. Working
toward a goal takes a certain amount of willpower, and by setting yourself up
to succeed by taking small, manageable steps, you’re more likely to end up
where you want to be while still feeling good about the work you’re doing along
In addition to
keeping your head in the game, combating acne will take work on the surface of
the skin, as well as from within, which is why a combination therapy
approach to treating acne is the only real way to witness long-term results. Keeping your
complexion free of dirt, excess oil, and dead skin cells will go a long way in
the prevention of clogged pores. This can be done with twice-daily cleansings,
moisturizing, and possibly some additional exfoliation, depending on your skin type.
Because acne starts from within, however, the problem must be targeted at it’s
source in order to experience real results, and AcnEase does just that.
So just how
does AcnEase work to treat acne from within? By using safe and effective herbal
ingredients, AcnEase works to create a buffer between the hormones and
sebaceous glands, ensuring that only the amount of oil needed to properly
hydrate the skin is produced - no more, no less. This means no harmful
side-effects as the function of the hormones will not become affected by
treatment, and because it limits the amount of sebum produced to only what’s
needed, you won’t have to play those frustrating guessing games with a topical
wash that may over-dry the skin. AcnEase is formulated to treat all types of
acne, from blackheads
to bacne to cysts, mild or severe, and with a 96% user success rate, it can make for a great solution for
anyone with especially stubborn symptoms who have struggled to find relief
elsewhere. AcnEase works to treat existing symptoms while preventing new acne
formation before it starts, so think prevention to eliminate the endless cycle
once and for all.