Did you know that 35% of all adults over the age of 30 suffer from acne? While 85% of adolescents have spots and blackheads during puberty, acne and blemished skin are particularly persistent and often recurring in adult women; as with teenagers, psychological consequences are common. The first signs of acne can appear as early as age eight or nine. With the right treatment, the chances of curing the condition are good. However, the key is patience.
YOUNG AND OLD.
Practically everyone experiences blemished skin and spots at some point in life - usually as a teenager (85% of adolescents suffer from mild to moderate acne). But the skin disease does not always disappear in adulthood and acne is not unusual even over the age of 25. It is even considered one of the most common forms of abnormal skin changes overall. But notice, it is not about acne when you have a few disturbing spots in your face. Acne means having a large number of spots all over or on a big area of the face. The main cause of acne is the same at all stages of life: a malfunction of the sebaceous glands. The disorder only occurs more frequently in puberty because of the hormonal changes taking place in an adolescent's body. And hormones are responsible for regulating gland activity, among other things.
TOO MUCH SEBUM BLOCKS THE PORES.
Usually, the sebaceous glands produce too much sebum, which causes the gland openings to become blocked. The increased production of corneocytes reinforces this process. Hornifications and sebum build up a plug at the gland opening and a blackhead forms. However, this is not yet considered acne. If bacteria accumulates in the blackhead, inflammation develops and painful, red, often puss-filled spots soon form. The inflammation can easily spread to nearby healthy tissue. Once the condition has spread to a certain degree, the general term «acne» is used to describe this clinical picture. The skin areas of the face, shoulders, chest and back, which are abundant in sebaceous glands, are most affected.
WHAT TO DO FOR OILY AND BLEMSISHED SKIN?
Blemished skin and acne mainly occur due to the following pathophysiological factors:
- Androgens form the end product dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This is responsible for stimulating the sebaceous glands and promotes the formation of corneocytes on the sebaceous glands. These «horny plugs» prevent sebum from draining off (keratinisation).
- Although acne is not an infectious disease, bacteria is involved in the pathogenesis (abnormal skin changes).
- Sebum is the most important individual acnegenic factor; the severity of the acne is directly proportional to the size and number of active sebaceous glands.
- Sebaceous gland function is regulated hormonally, primarily by androgens, which is why the effect of hormones plays a decisive role
The basis for successful treatment is diagnosis: it may therefore make sense to have a consultation with a dermatologist or in a pharmacy. Diagnosis is important because allergies and skin rashes can have similar characteristics to acne. In addition to external features, the following considerations may also be helpful: has the affected person recently started using a new detergent? This could indicate an allergic reaction. Or does the person have other physical symptoms? The skin gives many indications about what may be wrong with other parts of the body.
AN ACNE PROBLEM CAN BE APPROACHED FROM THREE DIFFERENT LEVELS:
- proper care of the affected skin areas
- normalising skin hornification
- inhibiting/reducing inflammation
- regulating sebaceous gland activity
- physical balance
- medical treatment
TREATING THE AFFECTED AREA.
Acne does not occur because of a lack of hygiene. Nevertheless, clean skin is a requirement for successful treatment. Pore-deep cleansing of the skin and removing excess dead skin cells are the basis for successful treatment. Aggressive soaps are not suitable as they cause additional skin irritation. Products containing alcohol should also be avoided as they dry out the skin. Although this can bring about promising short-term results, the condition usually worsens as soon as the product is discontinued and usually becomes even worse than before. After cleansing, the skin must be supplied with specific, targeted, nourishing active ingredients that soothe the sebaceous glands and regulate their activity. Oily creams should be avoided in all cases, as they block pores.
Hormonal changes in the body promote skin diseases, for example during puberty, pregnancy and menopause. Physical activity can also be an important factor. Eating a healthy diet is good for the body and in turn has a positive effect on the skin. For example, nutrients ensure healthy digestion and adequate fluids help flush toxins out of the body.
If an organ is not functioning properly, for example because of an unbalanced diet, the skin springs into action: as the largest human organ, it takes over the job of eliminating toxins, which poses a strain that can leave its mark.
Both the body and the mind want to be in balance. We see the skin as a window to the soul. For example, stress can take a considerable toll on the skin's condition. You should therefore take care to eat a healthy diet and do physical activity that also has a soothing effect on your mind.
WHY FILSUISSE SKIN CLEAR ACHIEVES SUCH GOOD RESULTS.
«Skin Clear» meets all the needs of oily and blemished skin. The skin care wipe for blemished and oily skin supplies the skin with anti-irritating active ingredients and regulates sebum production. The gentle massage with microfibrils unblocks pores, dissolves keratinisation and cleans efficiently. Skin is left visibly beautified with demonstrably fewer spots and blackheads. We are proud to report that 95% of our customers would recommend «Skin Clear» to a friend and rate it better than their previous skin care product for treating blemished skin.
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Have patience - your skin takes time
Oily, blemished skin and acne can have a serious impact. If left untreated, the result can be unattractive scars, which for many of those affected represent a lasting psychological strain. That is why it pays off to treat your skin with care and keep it well nourished.
WHAT YOUR SKIN CAN EXPECT.
It takes approximately 28 days for the epidermis to renew itself. This means that healthy, beautiful skin doesn't come about overnight. Skin Clear supports this process in three stages.
Adjustment stage (day 1 to 14)
Your skin needs a few days to get used to the new care system and resume its normal active functioning. This may result in a slight, unfamiliar tightness or dryness after the first use. Your skin will respond by restoring its hydrolipid film – a natural and desirable effect. In a very small number of cases, the condition of the skin may worsen a little in the first few days. This is normal. Continue using the wipes and you will see the benefits.
Regeneration stage (weeks 3 and 4)
Your skin is actively regenerating and the number of spots and blackheads is decreasing visibly. The skin's surface is becoming smoother, less oily, and acquiring a more, even structure. Deep down, your skin is beginning to benefit from the natural active ingredients.
Consolidation stage (from week 4)
Your skin has become fully accustomed to the new care system. There is a significant reduction in inflammation and blemishes, and sebum production is noticeably normalised. To keep your skin free of spots, blackheads and oily sheen, we recommend that you continue to use the product for at least 12 weeks (three-month pack).
THE PERFECT COMPLEMENT.
Once «Skin Clear» has successfully cleared up your spots, blackheads and oily skin, we recommend «Moisturizing» or «Anti-Aging» for your ongoing daily skincare. All FilSuisse products help prevent skin blemishes and oiliness and supply your skin with moisturising, nourishing active ingredients.