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  1. 1. ==== ====Check out these tips to get rid of your Acne once and for allhttp://90d76dblo5f-7ra4t3fwmv2l8r.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=AC==== ====Having great looking skin doesnt stop at the ladies, a massive number of males are veryinterested in making the most of them-selves and it all starts with the skin.Never has your appearance been more important than at this time. We judge people withinseconds of seeing them. We have an opinion of a person who is covered in spots; we come to ourown conclusions rightly or wrongly if we see someone who has eczema or dry flaky skin. Ifsomeone is unshaven, dirty, wears heavy dark makeup, has lank greasy hair, has acne, like it ornot we make instant decisions on how we look. It also affects our mood and behaviour.As there are three types of acne past, present and future signs of acne you need to first establishwhich type are YOUI will prove to you in a matter of moments why you can trust me to expose you to the whole truthAND Myths about the world of acne.So what is Acne?Acne is an inflammatory skin condition that occurs when sebum (oil) and dead skin cells block thepore opening, causing sebum to build up inside the pore. Although acne is a common skincondition, if left untreated it can lead to severe inflammation and permanent scarring.Who is affected by Acne?Acne affects people regardless of age, gender, or race. More than 80 % of people suffer fromacne at some point in their lives, many into adulthood. Did you know 20% of all adults suffer withactive acne? and of the 85% of young adults (between ages 12 and 24) that suffer from acne, 25%will have permanent scars ranging from mild to severe.Knowledge is POWER!! To be able to rid ourselves of ACNE we first must need to know what it isLearn about the Acne Life CycleStage One: Clogged Poreso Each pore in your skin is essentially a hair follicle lined by cells from the epidermis (the uppermost layer of the skin). The hair follicle is connected to multi- lobed sebaceous glands (oilproducing glands).o Sebaceous glands produce sebum, a natural substance that lubricates the hair and provides
  2. 2. essential fatty acids and lipids that are necessary to maintain the skins protective moisture barrier.o As part of the skins healthy processes, cells that line the pore are continuously shed.o They mix with sebum and flow out of the pore onto the surface of the skin.o If the sebaceous glands produce too much oil, generally in response to hormones, the mixture ofdead skin cells and sebum form a plug, blocking the pore opening.Stage Two: Bacteriao Dead skin cells lining the pore continue to be shed and oil is still produced by the sebaceousglands, both of which build up behind the plug.o The accumulated mixture of sebum and dead cells attracts the bacteria found naturally in theskin (known as P.acnes or propionibacterium acnes), which feeds on oil and multiplies rapidlyinside the pore.Stage Three: InflammationThe bacteria overgrowth triggers the bodys natural inflammatory immune response: white bloodcells to flood the area. This causes swelling and redness in the region, which can ultimately leadto the discoloration and scarring associated with acne.Which Type are You?There are many types of acne breakouts, all of which result when oil and dead skin build up andclog the pore opening. Blackheads, whiteheads, pustules (or nodules), and cysts are the fourmost common types of acne breakouts.Blackheads (or open comedones) are clogged pores that are only partially plugged, allowing someof the trapped sebum and oil to escape the pore. The sebum within the hair follicle solidifies. Thedark colour associated with blackheads is due to the oxidization of sebum and melanin in the deadskin cells when they come into contact with the air. Blackheads are generally not inflamed orinfected with bacteria and do not cause scaring.Whiteheads (or Closed comedones) are the result of completely clogged pores. Below the skin,excess oil and dead skin cells fill the pore and begin to create a small whitish bump. Limitedbacterial growth and a low grade immune response create the white pus associated withwhiteheads. They are not highly inflamed and do not generally cause scarring.Pustules (or nodules) are red, inflamed acne breakouts that occur when clogged pores becomeinfected with bacteria (P.acnes). A pustule is similar to a whitehead, but is highly inflamed andappears as a red bump with a white or yellow centre. Because of the inflammation and swelling,pustules cause the distinctive discolouration associated with acne and may also cause scarring.Cysts are severely inflamed and pus-filled acne lesions that occur when the contents of a cloggedpore seep into the dermis (lower layer of the skin). The deep inflammation and infection cause a
  3. 3. severe immune response: white blood cells flood the area, which then becomes swollen and sore.This results in the formation of a cyst. Acne cysts are painful and often cause scarring. The whiteblood cells can overreact and damage the pore and surrounding area. After the cyst heals, apermanent scar may remain.OK, So All This Information Is All Well and Good But, How Do We Treat ACNE!!Because acne can begin 2 - 3 weeks before blemishes are visible on your skin, the secret tocontrolling acne is prevention. Prevention includes eating a balanced diet, exercising andreducing stress, as well as cleansing with a proper treatment system.Please Do Not Be Mislead Acne can take anywhere Between 8 - 12 weeks to treat. However,most people can see a difference very quickly.When treating acne topically, dermatologists recommend a three pronged approach.o Unclog pores and keep them clear.o Control oil, which helps to limit bacterial growtho Reduce inflammation.The skin takes time to adjust to a new system. During this time, breakouts may appear worsebefore they get better; this is NOT uncommon as pre-existing blemishes are beginning to surface.Improvements should be visible within a few weeks and continue throughout the next eight totwelve weeks.MOST SYSTEMS DO NOT MATCH THESE CRITERIAWe have discussed the Truth about Acne now the interesting bit .... the myths!!ACNE MYTHSMyth#1: Scrub face clean to treat acne!Vigorous washing and scrubbing can actually irritate the skin and make acne worse. The bestapproach to good hygiene and treating acne is to gently wash your face twice a day with a mildcleanser, pat dry and use an appropriate acne treatment.Myth#2: You have to let acne run its course!The truth is acne can be cleared up! Using a high quality, efficacious acne treatment system canaddress the stages of acne: clogged pores, bacteria and inflammation.Myth#3: Acne is just a cosmetic condition!While acne poses no serious threat to ones health, it does affect the way people look and canaffect the way people feel about themselves. Acne should be taken seriously and treated toprevent permanent physical scarring.
  4. 4. Myth #4: Acne is not related to diet!While thus far science has not found a solid connection between diet and acne, research is beingrevisited in this area. Some studies indicate a relationship between acne and high-glycemic foodssuch as sodas, pastries and breads. Other studies have looked at the impact of dairy-rich diets onskin health. Many people insist certain foods affect their acne. When controlling acne, eating abalanced diet is always a good idea.Myth#5: There is no correlation between stress and acne!Acne not only causes significant stress, but is also made worse by stress. in a recent study,Standford University students with acne were analyzed before and after exams. The studyshowed the students acne worsened when under pre-exam stress. When youre under stress,your body produces stress hormones such as cortisol, which stimulate an over production of oil inthe skin. When this excess oil mixes with dead skin cells, it promotes bacterial growth and cancause acne to develop or become worse. This can, in turn, lead to ore stress, plunging you into aStress-acne cycle.You now understand the Facts about Acne - the Truth and the mythsTake a good long look at your skin in the mirror - what do you see? Do you like the image? Areyou projecting the right image for who you are? How does your skin measure up? Is it clear,glowing with health, a joy to look at? Or like so many people are you suffering with spots,blemishes, dark circles with a generally tired thick complexion. If one or all of these best describesyour looks dont worry the good news is, that all can change within 30 days.Why 30 days?This is the average time it takes for new cells to rise to the surface of your skin. As that happensthe old cells on the surface fall off, so you can technically say you are a completely differentperson every 30 days!Over the next few pages I will discuss various methods that will guarantee your skin to bebeautiful, blemish free, a joy to look at, no matter what nationality you happen to be or how longyou have been suffering with problem skin.First though you need to know a little about the skin.Well its the largest organ of the body and probably the most abused. It is made up of layers - theepidermis, dermis and the subcutaneous layers. Skin consists of hair follicles, sweat glands,sebaceous glands, melanins and connective tissue. Proper care is essential for normal skinfunctions. You see the skin wasnt designed to have problems its construction is actuallydesigned to combat most conditions. In our modern days though it does need a little help and I willdiscuss this later, but for now nature made sure that our skin can fight infections and bacterias somost common issues we have is because our skin is unable to work at its optimal level. As Imentioned on average the new skin cells rise to the surface approx. 30 days. It has a highconcentration of water and needs the pores open to enable the skin to breathe.
  5. 5. Acne:As you are probably aware our skin secretes an oil called sebum, which is naturally produced.Sebum is the chemical that helps to keep the skin at the correct levels of pH to enable the skin tofight bacteria and infections. You see we were not designed to suffer with spots, eczema, dry skin,etc., without this correction your skin will not be able to perform at it optimal level.Warning:If you have suffered from acne for a while you will know that as soon as you find a new productthat promises clear skin, you use it for a day or so and it looks like it is working only to discoverthat it doesnt. This is because your skin is a very clever organ; it adjusts to whatever you do to itvery quickly. The biggest misconception is that you need to buy a product either soap or cleanserthat is so harsh it strips ALL the oils from the skin. This simply encourages the skin to producemore oil, you then think you need to use more of the harsh product and the skin produces evenmore oils, a vicious circle. Break this cycle NOW.Stop using everything you have tried or are thinking of trying. For a couple of days leave your skin,allow it to "rest". Simply rinse with warm water but no products. Try not to get your hair productson your face; these too can be so harsh that the skin can react to them.Once your skin has rested then I recommend a product that has absolutely NO bad ingredients,this isnt as easy as it may seem as many companies will promote the good ingredients and notmention the bad fillers used. Even the most well respected companies within the industry usethese bad ingredients; price also is not an indicator of quality. With these fillers it doesnt matterhow much good natural ingredients are used they will not work as the fillers will block the porespreventing them from being effective. Do not mix different company products ie a cleanser fromClarins, toner from body shop and moisturiser from Clinique this again is damaging your skin.Every company works on a different method some use exfoliation to get some results, some use"sealing in" the moisture. Keep to one product line.If you are in any doubt then please feel free to email me on sarah@dermassists.com and I will behappy to give you a personal consultation. I have researched for many years companies that willprovide only the good and none of the bad.Getting back to acne, to restore your skin to it youthful, glowing and healthy state I recommend thefollowing five point daily regime:-Cleanse:This is essential to clear the pores and remove toxins from the skin. Do not use anything withsoap, coal tar or similar harsh cleansing agents, these damage the skin structure and createsfurther problems.Exfoliate:Be careful too much exfoliating and this will damage the skin. Use a mild, exfoliant preferably with
  6. 6. marine diatoms, which will not damage the skin. Too many companies including the large, well-respected companies work with exfoliating the skin with very harsh ingredients. This is notdesirable as it strips the skin of the sebum making the skin go to work on creating more.Re - balance or Tone:I have many people telling me even now, that the pores are closed with toners. This is not true,pores cannot be closed, they can be blocked but not closed. It is with the pores that the skinbreathes if the pores are closed or blocked then the skin is in trouble and dies. Toners werecreated for two reasons, one was to firstly remove the oil and petroleum left on the skin fromtraditional cleansers and secondly to retract the pores after the debris had been removed. Everyhour of every day our skin is exposed to pollutants and dirt, this is held within the pores stretchingthem, if the pores are not cleansed thoroughly and then helped to retract to their original size, theresult is very large exposed pores. Most toners have harsh alcohols, which again will causefurther problems; natural Witch Hazel will retract the pores and restore the pH levels of the skinmaking the skin work at its optimal levels. This is one of the most important products your skinneeds but it can be the most damaging if using the wrong product.Hydrate:A good hydrating product can work wonders for scar tissue, and will assist the skin in the healingprocess and hydrate the skin. The side effects of this product are that it assists the elastin andcollagen to perform better, hence younger skin!Moisturise:Use only moisturisers with humectants and with an SPF, humectants are water magnets, whichwill attract the moisture from the air - totally different from the "sealing in" process. Technology hasmoved so much within the skin care products and using oils and petroleum by products is such anold method to use, that now we know does not work.I have found that many companies claim to have a successful regime. Time and time again theywill promote one or two good ingredients only to find that the bulk of the products are useless andin many cases damaging to the skin.The Dos and dont on Good Skin Care.Do: Use high quality ingredients This does not mean the dearestDo: Keep to a simply regimeDo: Use the right products for your skin typeDo: Remember your skin will change, whether you move to a different location or if you stop orstart smoking. Treat your skin accordingly.Do: Cleanse, Tone, Hydrate and moisturise twice a day.
  7. 7. Dont: Mix different companys productsDont: Use products with cheap bulking agents such as petroleum by products, oils, coal tar, harshalcohol etc.,Dont: Tear at the skin this will create lines and wrinkles too early.You now understand the Facts about Great SkinSarah Rendle has been involved in the Personal care industry for some 12 years. She has trainedhundreds of people on the best practises of good skin care concentrating on only using naturalingredients and that has been proven by science to actually do what the products are supposed todo.[http://www.dermassists.com/acne]Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Sarah_Rendle==== ====Check out these tips to get rid of your Acne once and for allhttp://90d76dblo5f-7ra4t3fwmv2l8r.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=AC==== ====