The Truth About Acne
By Alpro Pharmacy
April 29, 2021
Its hard to pinpoint the cause of acne but understanding your skin is the first step essential step to clearing oily and acne prone skin
Types of Acne
Factors That Cause Acne
- Over-active Sebaceous (oil) Glands
Typically in acne skin the sebaceous gland is over-active resulting in an excess of sebum (oil) being secreted onto the surface of the skin.
2. Excess Dead Skin Cells
Acne-prone skin sheds up to 5x more layers of dead skin cells per day, the excess dead skin cells, and excess sebum mic together and become trapped in the pore of the skin which leads to the pore becoming blocked.
There is a particular bacteria called Propionibacterium bacteria ( P acnes) that lives in the pore of the skin and feeds on sebum. A blocked pore makes the perfect environment for the P acnes bacteria to breed, which leads to swelling, inflammation, and further breakouts.
Know How our Skin’s Protective Barrier Works
Your skin has a unique protective system called the ‘Acid Mantle Barrier.’ This barrier is made up of oils, fatty acids (especially Linoleic acid, the essential building block for ceramides, one of skin’s main moisturizing elements), lactic acid, amino acids and your skin’s own natural moisturizing factor, which creates a protective barrier on your skin. This seals in moisture and protects your skin against acne causing bacteria and infection.
And much like your gut, your skin has good and bad bacteria. Thus, it is important to keep the good bacteria strong and healthy – as they play an active roll in making sure the acne causing bacteria does not take over and cause pimples.
Why a Quick Acne Fix is not a Real Fix?
Your acid mantle, being slightly acidic as the name suggests, is easily upset, or stripped away and can take anywhere from 15 mins to 14 hours to restore itself.
So when you treat your skin with harsh products (that contain chemicals like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid), and getting that squeaky clean feeling, please don’t be happy because you’re actually destroying your skin’s protective barrier and stripping away your skin’s natural oils. This gives acne causing bacteria a chance to take over. It also tells the oil gland that it is not doing its job (protecting the skin) well enough- as a result, the oil gland is sent into overdrive to compensate. In other words, although you are trying to fix your skin, you are actually making it worse; one step forward, 3 steps back.
How does Garden of Eden Help?
Designed to work together, Rosa T 3-Step Routine includes the mild cleanser, acne gel and a clinically proven serum to help prevent and fight acne. Rosa T’s unique botanical formulas are gentle yet effective. Rosa T products can be used by itself but when used together give better oil control and anti-acne results.
Step 1: Deep Cleansing
Rosa T Mild Cleanser is formulated to deeply cleanse away dirt and oil build-up leaving your skin feeling soft, clean, and hydrated. It is great for acne-prone and sensitive skin.
STEP 2: INTENSIVE ACNE AND OIL CONTROL
Rosa T Triple Action Acne Serum is clinically proven to reduce excessive sebum (oil) secretion, acne and lightening acne scars, this potent 100% natural serum works its magic effectively yet gently with the following three actions
i) Oil Control
iii) Scar Reduction
STEP 3: DAILY ACNE SPOT CONTROL
Rosa T Acne Gel is water-based and non-greasy. This targeted spot acne gel is infused with powerful oil-balancing natural extracts to control inflammation, and fight acne bacteria and oil-targeting blemishes where they start. It penetrates deep to bring you day-long skin protection and hydration.