Before & After
Acne is an inflammatory skin disorder affecting about 75 percent of all Americans between the ages of 12 and 24. It is not uncommon for 30 and 40 year-old individuals to suffer from acne as well. Acne results from the action of hormones on the skin’s sebaceous glands, which leads to clogged pores. If not properly treated, these clogged pores can result in blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, nodules, and cysts. Acne includes a few hormonal pimples to deep cystic breakouts and is a result of stress, poor diet, fluctuating hormones, and increased oil production.
The major contributors to an acne condition include:
- Excess levels of various hormones in the body
- Varying levels of immune system efficiency to remove excess hormones and prevent bacterial contamination
- The way the skin produces sebum
- Rate at which you shed skin cells
- Genetic influences
Although sebum production increases during adolescence (particularly in boys of androgen stimulation), increased sebum alone does not cause acne. Bacteria are present in increased numbers in individuals who struggle with acne. Much of the inflammation arises from the action of enzymes produced by the bacteria. These enzymes hydrolyze sebum into free fatty acids, which stimulate the inflammatory process, thus creating infected breakouts and clogged pores.
With increased sebum production, obstruction, and bacterial colonization, the follicular unit ruptures and spills its infected contents in the dermis. There are five primary factors contributing to the development of acne:
- Excess sebum
- Clogged pores
The time it takes for an infected breakout to emerge on your skin can take as long as six weeks. If you wait to treat a pimple until then, you’re playing catch-up to the infection. It’s important to treat the issues that are causing breakouts at their source. Our natural and holistic treatments are designed to improve your skin from the inside out, rather than manufacturing a topical treatment that won’t necessarily solve your skin problems. Stop waiting for breakouts to emerge and instead treat the issue at the source with Corrective Skin Care.
Corrective Skin Care, located in Stone Mountain, Georgia, offers a variety of skin care solutions allowing you to experience a total change in your skin. With our extensive line of products that will improve your skin’s texture and stop breakouts in their tracks, Corrective Skin Care can heal your skin once and for all. Contact us today for advice on product usage.