Strike Out Acne

Acne is a skin con­di­tion that occurs when your hair fol­li­cles become plugged with sebum (oil) and dead skin cells. Acne most com­mon­ly appears on your face, neck, chest, back, and shoul­ders. Acne lesions heal slow­ly and when one begins to resolve, oth­ers seem to crop up.

There are two main types of acne: non-inflam­ma­to­ry and inflammatory.

Non-inflam­ma­to­ry acne is called come­dones. They are either white­heads or blackheads.

A White­head is when the trapped sebum (oil) and bac­te­ria stay below the skin sur­face. White­heads may show up as tiny white spots, or they may be so small that they are invis­i­ble to the naked eye.

A Black­head occurs when the pore opens to the sur­face, and the sebum, which con­tains the skin pig­ment melanin oxi­dizes and turns a brown-black col­or. It’s not dirt and can’t be washed away.

Inflam­ma­to­ry acne is when the fol­li­cle wall ruptures. 

Papu­la is when there is a break in the fol­lic­u­lar wall. White blood cells rush into the pore which becomes inflamed.

Pus­tule forms sev­er­al days lat­er when white blood cells make their way to the sur­face of the skin. This is what peo­ple refer to as a zit” or a pim­ple.”

A papule or pus­tule can com­plete­ly col­lapse or explode, severe­ly inflam­ing the sur­round­ing skin, and may over­flow neigh­bor­ing fol­li­cles. These lesions are called cysts or nodules.

The good news is that there are effec­tive treat­ments and prod­ucts available.

Chem­i­cal peels are acids which are applied to the skin about once every two weeks. These acids chem­i­cal­ly exfo­li­ate the top lay­er of skin. This exfo­li­a­tion sig­nals the cells inside the skin to pro­duce more rapid­ly which can help skin turnover and pre­vent pores from becom­ing clogged. 

HydraFa­cial treat­ment deeply cleans­es the skin, remov­ing dead skin cells and extracts impu­ri­ties while simul­ta­ne­ous­ly bathing the new skin with cleans­ing, hydrat­ing and mois­tur­iz­ing serums.

Acleara Acne Clear­ing Treat­ment is pow­ered by an advanced vac­u­umed and fil­tered broad­band light tech­nol­o­gy. The vac­u­um cleans pores by extract­ing build-up of seba­ceous mate­r­i­al. Along with tar­get­ed heat­ing of seba­ceous glands, the broad­band light destroys acne and reduces sebum production.

Ongo­ing treat­ments can get the skin com­plete­ly clear and keep it that way for years. Using over the counter prod­ucts that con­tain alpha hydrox­yl acid, ben­zoyl per­ox­ide, resor­ci­nol, sal­i­cylic acid, and sul­fur can help main­tain your treat­ments and keep skin clear.

For more infor­ma­tion about the above treat­ment options, vis­it Belleza​Sk​in​Care​.com

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