Acne Cause & Acne Treatment

What causes acne?

Acne is caused when an oily substance (sebum) becomes blocked at the skin surface. Sebum is normally released through the pores to help keep the skin lubricated and healthy.

There is a number of things that can block the normal flow of sebum and cause acne (blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, zits, tender red bumps...). Dead skin, bacterial, hormones, excess oil, bad dietary habits, drugs (anabolic steroids...), toxins, and poor skincare may all contribute to the proliferation of acne.

What can be done for the prevention and treatment of acne?

- Use water-based makeup; avoid oily and heavy makeup.
- Eat low-fat and non-processed and non-refined food; avoid junk food
- Take time to relax and get adequate sleep; avoid becoming over-stressed
- Avoid restrictive, friction-causing clothing, hats during exercise...
- Drink adequate amounts of water (especially when exercising).
- Take a multivitamin with vitamin A (helps control over-production of sebum).
- Take Cat's Claw (anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and boosts immune system).
- Gently wash face (don't scrub) to remove excess oil and cleanse pores.
- Shower after sweating from work or exercise; use a gentle exfoliating wash.
- Do not pick or squeeze blemishes -- it will make it worse (larger, scars...).

Products of Interest

Cat's Claw (Uncaria Tomentosa; Una de Gato) - Reduces inflammation; anti-bacterial; boosts immune system.

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) - Reduces inflammation, excellent for skin, and helps remove toxins from the body.

Murad Acne Care - Acne Body Wash

Murad Acne Care - Clarifying Body Spray

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