Have you been suffering from acne for years, without an apparent reason? Did you spend time to research and study skincare but nothing seems to work? Knowing the triggers of your breakouts in the first place may prevent acne. Not to mention it can save you from having to deal with the condition in the long run. But where should you to start? Let’s go to the basics. How acne develops?
How acne develops?
All acne starts at the same place, in the hair follicles, which is the small opening in your skin where the hair grows from. Each of these follicles consist of three main parts. These are the shaft, the hair and the final is the oil gland.
The skin cells that line your follicles are replaced with new skin cells in every 28 days.
When you have acne, the cells lining the follicle walls produce too much keratin, which is a protein that was mean to protect your skin from damage. When you have an excess of keratin it can result in your dead skin cells sticking together, making them harder to expel from the follicle. These dead skin cells mixed with the oil produced by your glands can form a blockage in the hair follicle. This plug of cells and oil is how most acne begins.
In some cases the blockage can enter the follicles from outside, in the form of sweat, make up, oil, dirt or bacteria.
As the oil continues to flow from your glands, it can build up behind that blockage making it larger.
Bacteria that lives on your skin or inside your hair follicles find the oily blockage an ideal environment and can begin to multiple. As this blockage grows it can create a tear in the hair follicle walls. As a result white blood cells rush to help fight the bacteria in the blockage causing an inflammation of the surrounding skin and a pocket of puss to firm, which is made up of dead white blood cells, bacteria and other debris.
How to treat acne
The best treatment for you is the one that works for your skin. The one that clears up your acne, calms the inflammation, gets rid of the bacteria, will prevent scarring and leaves you with a healthy and glowing complexion. One that restores your confidence and one that everyone will be dying to find out.
To learn more about your skin and how can you prevent acne why not visit us at the our award winning skin and laser clinic, in Central London?
How to book an appointment?
As the first step of your skin journey at Skin Perfection, you’ll be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This will give you the opportunity to get a good understanding of your skin.
During your consultation you’ll receive all the information and knowledge you’ll need to keep your skin healthy. Finally to manage your skin concerns your practitioner will recommend you a personalised treatment plan.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.