Some of us might have wondered...why do we still have acne when we are no longer teenagers? The truth is, acne is not just a problem for adolescents, but a common skin concern for people of all ages, and they can be in the form of whiteheads, blackheads, papules, cysts, and many more. Similar to adolescent acne, adult acne is caused by the same direct factors as adolescents.
WHAT CAUSES ACNE?
1. EXCESSIVE SEBUM
Sebum is an oily, waxy substance that is produced by our sebaceous glands. The right amount of sebum coats moisturizes and protects the skin, but excess sebum would lead to oily skin, clogged pores, and acne.
2. DEAD SKIN CELLS
When dead skins are unable to fully shed, they remain stuck on the skin’s surface, and together with sebum, they are likely to build up our hair follicles and clog our pores.
When our pores are infected with bacteria, it causes inflammation and contributes to the development of severe pimples.
While others may tell you to live a healthy biological clock, drink lots of water, and stay on a healthy diet, we want to suggest a few easy skin care routines to help with adolescent and adult acne.
Arkana has different lines to supplement our daily routine for acne-prone skin:
Quora Noni PRCF is the main active ingredient in this line, which is also well known as the microbiome communication hacker ingredient.
This intelligent balancing therapy aims to balance our skin’s sebum secretion and normalize the microbiome of our skin.
2. PURE SKIN THERAPY PEELS
The Oxygen Infusion Mask is one of the best-selling products that have a cleansing and detoxifying effect for any skin type. Gentle but thorough cleansing is a vital step for acne-prone skin.
For those with delicate and sensitive skin, the Enzymatic Peel is formulated with papaya and pineapple enzymes to conduct a mild exfoliation.
The Crystal Peel, formulated with mandelic acid, salicylic acid, and azelaic acid is recommended for normal, thick, and oily skin to clean and unblock our pores effectively.
3. ACID THERAPY
Our AzAc Solution and AzAc Forte 15% Cream are the products to go for if you have sensitive acne-prone skin or rosacea-prone skin. Ingredient Azelaic acid is utilized and formulated to kill the bacteria on our skin and brighten discolorations.
For persistent and severe acne, we recommend seeing a dermatologist or a family doctor for a case-by-case examination.
Until next time,