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Acne is a common, chronic skin condition caused by inflammation of oil-producing sebaceous glands. Acne usually begins between the ages of 10 and 13, and persists for five to 10 years. Acne breakouts are most common on the face, but they can also occur on the back, shoulders, neck, chest, scalp, upper arms, and legs. Acne effects all ages, races and genders.
Adult-onset acne is on the rise in women over the age of 25, as well as those well into their 40s and 50s.
Approximately 40% of people from the age of 20 to 60 suffer from adult blemishes, breakouts, and acne.
It’s one of the most extensive medical conditions in the world, and is responsible for about 30% of all visits to the dermatologists.
The skin naturally sheds dead skin cells approximately every 28 days. In normal functioning skin, excess dead skin cells are constantly being sloughed away naturally. In acne-prone skin, dead cells remain stuck on the skin’s surface and within the hair follicle, creating a clog (impaction). It is believed that some people are predisposed to a stickier hair follicle which makes them more prone to this plugging. This plug of cellular debris and excess oil forms a blackhead, or when bacteria invades it forms a pimple. This continual plugging will also lead to the look of enlarged pores.
Because of the inability of acne-prone skin to naturally shed dead skin cells, an outside means of exfoliation is necessary to help the process along.
Regular use of an exfoliant reduces the amount of dead cell build-up on the skin and can inhibit the formation of blackheads and blemishes by keeping the follicles free of blockages. It can also keep the skin clean and free of bacteria.
Whether your acne is mild or more severe, regular exfoliation will smooth and soften the skin, brighten the complexion, and lessen breakout activity. ✔️ Take the one minute skincare quiz to get started! .
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