Acne can be devastating. People who suffer often feel discouraged, frustrated, socially isolated and lowered self esteem. Acne commonly and notoriously afflicts teens because of the onslaught of hormonal changes happening faster than the body can adjust. Don’t think acne always ends in the teen years. It also can appear as adult acne. The Best Facial Cleanser in the marketplace may not address issues related to acne.
Why do I get acne?
Contrary to popular belief, acne is not a result of poor hygiene. It occurs as a reaction to hormones, stress and even physical activity. The sebaceous glands at the base of the hair follicle become overactive and sometimes the top layer of the skin is not turning over fast enough to keep up. Thus the follicle becomes blocked and inflamed. These pustules can feel hot, angry and even painful.
Treating acne with loving care
It is very important avoid picking, popping or even just touching the offending area. That type of contact will only make matters worse. Those actions will introduce additional bacteria to the equation and can even cause long-term scars. Stay out of the mirror and don’t touch! Washing the skin gently but effectively twice a day (and an extra wash if there’s been a session at the gym or playing outdoor sports) to clear away sweat and accumulated bacteria is all that is needed. Washing more often will have the opposite effect. Gentle washing isn’t just in how the skin is washed but what the skin is washed with. A natural gentle cleanser is preferred over a chemically based product.
Traditionally acne has been treated with harsh chemicals to dry out the skin and this only exacerbates the problem. Do you know treating oily and /or acneic skin with the correct oils can balance and heal the skin? Acneic skin needs love (not harsh chemicals) to help clear away bacteria and put the skin in balance. Stripping the natural oil with harsh cleansers and treatments only causes the body to produce more oil as a reaction. Relucir Facial cleanser has highly beneficial essential oils with natural antibacterial qualities that soothe and help fight acne, bringing the skin back into harmonious balance. Sandalwood Oil has been used in traditional medicine for centuries to help treat acne, sunburn, insect bites, etc. Change doesn’t happen overnight. Consistency is key. As the days and weeks pass get ready to love beautiful smooth skin again or maybe for the first time ever!