What causes Acne?

Acne is a symptom of an imbalance deep within the skin’s pores that doesn’t necessarily disappear after adolescence, unfortunately. When oil or sebum and bacteria are clogged in the skin with dead skin cells, a pimple surfaces. That pimple is an inflammatory response that attempts to heal the skin, and when there is excessive inflammation the resulting infection can become more difficult to manage.

Think all pimples are the same? Not necessarily. The cause of the flare-up actually determines how the pimple will form. Once you understand the type of acne you have—mild, moderate or severe—a course of treatment will be determined.

The truth about acne is, while it poses some complexities, it’s absolutely possible to improve this condition. To do so, you’ll need to understand the different types of acne, and have an individualized treatment plan. Not every treatment or product works the same for, or on, everybody, so be patient.

In addition, don’t overdo, too much of a good thing may worsen your condition! Over-drying your skin no matter how oily it is, will only lead to increased oil production. Likewise, over exfoliating skin compromises the skin’s barrier, allowing bacteria in and aggravating acne. The idea is to treat your specific type of condition while keeping your skin healthy and balanced.

Acne is categorized in four stages:

• Grade 1/Mild: Open Comedones (more commonly known as whiteheads/blackheads)

• Grade 2/Moderate: Open and Closed Comedones/some Papulopustules

• Grade 3/Severe: Pustular Acne

• Grade 4/Cystic: Nodulocystic Acne

Once you know what type of acne you have, you can begin a treatment protocol. The plan starts with a professional assessment and products from Image Skincare’s Clear Cell line. The line is manufactured with treatment-focused ingredients targeted at improving the condition of various types of acne.

Take a quick view of this video to learn more about what A Perfect Complexion and Image Skincare can do for you!

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