Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans every year. Unfortunately for teenagers, who are often more self-conscious about how they look, they are the ones who tend to suffer the most. An estimated 85 percent of people ages 12 to 24 will experience an acne outbreak at some point.

In order to help prevent or address acne, it’s critical to understand how it develops.

What Causes Acne?

Acne occurs when the oil-secreting sebaceous glands in the skin become clogged, inflamed, and infected by bacteria. Blackheads, which are small, round bumps with black centers, and whiteheads, which are similar but without the dark centers, form in the clogged pores.

These bumps may develop into swollen, tender papules that are more commonly known as pimples, and pustules. In severe cases, cysts, nodules, or cystic lesions form firm swellings deep under the skin, which are painful and may even lead to scarring if not addressed properly.

Most experts attribute the presence and development of acne to hormonal changes, which increases sebum production at the base of the hairs. Taking certain medications, such as oral corticosteroids, anticonvulsants, and anabolic steroids, may also contribute to its cause. Other factors include eating certain types of food, bad hygiene, and genetics.

Why Are Teens Prone to Acne?

The skin naturally sheds dead skin cells through a process called desquamation. In skin that is still maturing, however, this process often cannot keep pace with the rapid, puberty-induced production of sebum, which, combined with hyperkeratinization (excessive shedding of skin cells), results in a buildup that clogs up the follicles. These blocked pores become an ideal feeding and breeding ground for Propionibacterium acnes (p. acnes), the bacterium that causes most acne.

The teenage lifestyle can also make matters worse. Processed foods that are high in the glycemic index, along with poor cleansing techniques, contribute to the incidence of acne in teenagers.

Why are our Skincare Products Effective in Keeping Acne at Bay?

The skincare line we recommend was designed for skin renewal on the cellular level, which ultimately leads to younger-looking skin. While the products do not specifically target acne, their positive effects on the skin can have a bonus consequence of helping prevent acne formation. Here’s how:

The Perfecting Skin Toner exfoliates the skin. Regular use can inhibit the formation of blackheads and blemishes by keeping the follicles free of dead skin cells, environmental pollutants, and other blockages.

Proper hydration is the cornerstone of healthy skin. Just like the cells in any other organ in our body, the cells in our skin need sufficient amounts of water to function properly on a daily basis. AND the Moisture Activating Serum and Moisture Lock Day Cream are clinically proven to increase skin hydration level by 212%.

The sun’s harmful rays can dehydrate skin cells, causing them to die faster. This, in turn, leads to more acne-causing buildup on the surface of the skin. Both our  Age Defense Mineral Moisturizer and Activating BB Cream provide chemical-free, SPF 30 Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

Here are some of the key ingredients in our Skincare line that are essential for optimum skin health:

  • Lotus Japonicus – activates a key youth protein to regenerate cells to produce more collagen and elastin.
  • Schisandra Chinensis Fruit Extract – structurally helps provide more nutrients and energy to the skin.
  • Muscadine Grape – protects and repairs cellular DNA in your skin while blocking collagen and elastin breakdown.
  • Vital Repair+® Complex – formulated with vitamins A, B5, C, and E plus grape seed extract and more to provide antioxidant nutrients and essential vitamins to block skin-damaging free radicals and encourage healthy cell growth.
  • Vitamin A Retinol – promotes cell renewal, helps improve skin texture, and reduces the appearance of fine lines.

Here are some testimonials from people have had success against acne using our products:

After hearing about your skincare products, I immediately wanted to try them. I knew it was not created specifically to treat acne, but I was sick of wasting time with bad home remedies and overrated facial products, and seeing no results. Your recommended vitamins had helped me enormously as a child, while I was sick with stage 3 kidney disease, and almost getting put on dialysis. I was eager to see how well the skincare line would work. I was not disappointed!

– Faith K.

My skin type is oily, and still somewhat acne prone. I also have mild rosacea causing redness mostly on my nose. I had worse acne as a teenager, which led to some hyper pigmentation and scarring. I was curious to see if the products that you recommend would have any effect on this. I’ve been using these products daily since late August and have seen quite a difference in my skin. I have gone makeup free more often recently because of the reduction in blemishes and scarring.”

– Patti C.

Some doctors may also prescribe retinoids and antibiotics to control acne, but keeping your skin healthy inside and out, along with practicing good hygiene, should always be your primary measure to achieve and maintain clear skin.

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