About Acne and Acne Treatments
Acne is pustular eruptions, localized abscessed formation and local inflammatory conditions of the dermis and epidermis skin layers.
Endogenous hormones (mainly androgens), which are there in unusually high concentrations in the blood during adolescence and puberty give rise to an excessive production of sebum (or oil).
The condition may worsen by a simultaneous higher rate of keratin in the skin's outer (horny) layer that causes skin cell death. As the hornlike cells proliferate, they can form an occlusive plug or comedone which coupled with the increased production of the sebum, represents an ideal medium for the proliferation of the skin resident anaerobic bacterium.
Plugged follicles may take the form of either whiteheads, where the plug in the follicle remains beneath the skin's surface, or blackheads, where the plug in the follicle extends to the skin's surface and becomes visible. In the majority of these clogged follicles, the bacterium P. acnes will cause swelling, itching, and redness around the follicle.
The bacterium P. acnes is normally present in all skin types as part of the skin's sebum maintenance system. In a hair follicle, P. acnes produces enzymes that break down sebum creating a balance of oil in the skin.
However, a clogged follicle creates an ideal environment for this sebum-eating skin bacterium to multiply. Consequently, the increase of P. acnes and its enzymes irritates and inflames the skin resulting in acne. Furthermore, P. acnes is responsible for at least 90% of all acne cases.
There are many myths about what causes acne.
Stress does not cause acne, and neither does eating greasy foods. Another common myth is that dirty skin causes acne, but studies have shown that blackheads and other acne lesions are not caused by dirt. Source:Zeno.
It is more likely that acne has to do with disfunction of the skin and certain glands. At least that was assumed to be the cause in my case.
Some people benefit from a specific kind of soap when fighting acne. Here's info and products on Sulfur or Sulphur Face Wash.
If you want to do something about acne, then read the information on treating acne with products containing natural organic ingredients and up to benzoyl peroxide. So head over to popular acne treatment products.
There's also an acne product equipped with PCX technology, being a breakthrough discovery that utilizes salycilic acid in clearing acne, without causing the side effects of other prescription or OTC acne products such as excessive dryness, stinging, and redness/irritation. Read more on
ClarityMD Acne Solution
A new acne device from Shaser Inc. will be launched - already cleared by FDA - . It is a new home use device intended to provide phototherapeutic light to the body, specifically indicated for the treatment of individual acne pimples in persons with mild to moderate inflammatory acne.
Besides the expected acne device mentioned above, there will be another acne device to hit the market. It has been FDa-cleared already but there's not much known yet. The supposed new device may have the name 'Nutra Light Advanced', being a light-based laser for acne from Nutra Luxe MD, LLC..
I'll keep you up-to-date here, as soon as there's more information.