Acne

Acne is an inflammatory process which develops in the hair roots of the sebaceous glands. When the glands produce sebum, it clogs the hair roots, inflates them and causes the development of blackheads and pimples. The reasons for acne can be hormonal imbalance, unbalanced diet, stress, diseases and/or medications. You can recognise acne by an excessive pimples and blackheads on the face.

Acne

Acne In Teenagers

Teenagers are the people most prone to acne, due to the excess oil in the skin caused by puberty. When the hormonal balance is reestablished after the puberty, the hyperactivity of the sebaceous glands stops and therefore the production of the sebaceous secretion normalises.

Acne in Adults

In some cases, oily skin doesn’t just clear up when entering adulthood. Oiliness is typically present in the nose and chin area, and the resultant enlarged pores often lead to impurities and acne. Acne in women can be caused by inadequate cosmetics, the pill, medication or hormonal unbalance.

Skin with acne, although more youthful-looking, is dull, uneven and, surprisingly given the oiliness, dry. It requires regular gentle cleansing, moisturising and detoxing.

Can regular sunbathing cure acne?

The myth that sun exposure helps acne is just that: a myth! The sun actually makes acne worse. Although contact with the sun can seem to ‘dry out’ oiliness, the UVB rays cause the epidermis to thicken, worsening acne, and adding the problems of cysts or pigmentation spots. This is why acne often worsens at the end of summer or after a sunny holiday.

Our Tips for Acne

  • Never squeeze or play with pimples! Your fingers will add more impurities to the skin, clogging the pore further and worsening the problem. Instead, if a spot is really bothering you, apply a few drops of the elixir NECTAR IMMORTEL, or sleep in the INSTANT LIBERATION masque.
  • Balance your diet. One of the main causes of acne is a poor diet.
  • For men, acne often occurs on shaved skin. Try to avoid irritating shaving foams. Aim for foams with mostly natural ingredients. After shaving, apply the elixir NECTAR IMMORTEL.
  • Try to avoid heavy sun exposure (especially in the middle of the day).
  • Take a peat bath treatment for face and body.
  • Consider an algae treatment.