Submit your skincare questions to Dr. Agnes, CEO of Herborium and natural medicine expert
When most people think of treating acne,
zapping away oil and dirt with a medicated cleanser is usually the first thing
that comes to mind, but unless you have something working from within, chances
are those pimples will return in no time.
When considering a cleanser for
acne-prone skin, it’s important to remember that the things we choose to treat
our body’s largest organ, the skin, can yield differing results from person to
person. Many acne-fighting topical treatments are intended to rid our complexions
of excess oil created by the sebaceous glands. This oil is called sebum, and
plays a necessary part in maintaining healthy skin by protecting and hydrating
the complexion, keeping skin looking youthful and supple.
Although keeping proper hygiene is an
important step in any skincare regimen, especially for anyone with acne-prone
skin, the complexity of this condition requires more than just a facial wash to
treat, which is why a combination therapy approach
is the most effective one to take. Acne is actually attributed to a hormonal
imbalance, which can affect the function of the sebaceous glands, whose job it
is to create sebum, which 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.
Finding the right topical cleanser for
your skin is important, but it is recommended that we not neglect our insides
when working to fight acne. When paired with a twice-daily face wash, a
systemic acne solution, such as AcnEase, or prescribed medication, will give
your skin the best shot at remaining acne-free. Additional measures you can
take to keep your system in check is to implement naturally anti-inflammatory foods to your diet, such as honey, berries, turmeric, and
spinach, to curb an overactive inflammatory response on account of our immune
systems. Keeping stress levels as low as possible will also go a long way in
preventing from hormonal fluctuation freak-outs, and can be improved by
regular, quality sleep, as well as meditation, deep breathing exercises, and
yoga or qigong exercises as often as possible. .
The last thing we want to do when
treating acne is to create even more problems for our skin, and because topical
treatments don’t even address the root cause, it hardly seems worth the risk of
increased symptoms down the line just for immediate, albeit temporary, relief.
Our AcnEase® users are lucky to have total peace of mind and the opportunity to
get the best complexion possible because they are on a treatment that actively
works from the inside 24/7 to get rid of their acne naturally. The herbal
ingredients used works to effectively create a barrier between the hormones and
the sebaceous glands, resulting in zero side effects, and a gentle treatment
that delivers real, long-lasting results, regardless
of the severity of acne symptoms. You can
save yourself some serious time and money, and your skin from further damage
down the line!