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weather got your complexion looking and feeling a little down? Autumn can be a
tough time for anyone
with acne, as the cool, dry air tends to dehydrate most skin, which can often
result in breakouts.
Acne is a usually the result of a hormonal
imbalance, which goes on to affect the sebaceous glands. These glands produce sebum, or oil, which travels along the
hair follicle, or pore, to protect and nourish the skin. Some imbalanced
hormones can trigger the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum than necessary,
which becomes clogged within the pore on its way to the surface. When combined
with dead skin cells, bacteria forms, which sparks an inflammatory reaction,
resulting in symptoms called pimples.
Taking some extra steps to ensure a smooth and hydrated
complexion is well worth the time, and luckily, it doesn’t
take much at all. We’ve come up with 5 simple, seasonally-themed treats for
acne-prone skin this fall to help you achieve a clear, beautiful complexion.
We want to hear from you! What treats do you reward
your skin with when the temperatures drop? Have any favorite DIY recipes you
live by to keep your complexion acne-free? Tell us in the comments!