Acne and Pigmentation

What acne means

Acne occurs when the skin’s hair follicles get clogged with a mixture of dead skin cells, bacteria, and oil. There are different ways in which acne expresses itself on the skin surface- with whiteheads, blackheads, and pustules being the most common. Although acne can be persistent for most people, understanding the cause behind it is essential when it comes to treatment. Acne, if not cared for and treated effectively, can leave temporary or, in rare cases, even permanent scars on the skin that takes months to fade or treat. Hence, having a skincare routine and lifestyle that prevents the development of acne can promote healthier skin, overall.

Why acne occurs

Here are some of the most common reasons acne occurs:

Hormonal changes & acne:

Certain hormones like testosterone increase sebum production on the skin’s surface, resulting in oilier skin which has a tendency to get clogged without improper hygiene. Growing teens often have more testosterone in their body which shows up as oily acne-prone skin. Other hormones like human growth hormone may also be produced that have been correlated with frequent breakouts. 

Improper hygiene & acne:

Not washing one’s face correctly, overwashing the skin, not cleaning one’s hands, skincare tools, or pillow covers all effectively transport bacteria to the skin which can result in frequent breakouts. It’s vital to keep one’s hygiene levels good to maintain acne-free skin.

Lifestyle & acne:

A lifestyle involving low quality sleep, elevated stress levels, and a junk-food diet can promote hormonal imbalances and improper hygiene that result in acne. Sleep is essential for skin health, as is good nutrition and moderate stress levels with periods of relaxation.

Are acne scars permanent?

The short answer is no. While some acne scars can seem permanent, there are a slew of scar treatment methods that target hyperpigmentation and gradually fade it. There are different types of acne scars, each of which takes their average time to heal completely. However, what you apply on your skin and your lifestyle can greatly speed up or slow down this healing process. Among the best ingredients that not only fades hyperpigmentation but also prevents the development of more acne is all-natural tea tree oil. Another antiseptic by nature is neem which, like tea tree, keeps acne at bay while also minimising the appearance of acne scars. You can find these ingredients in our power-packed dark spot corrector cream. See more acne-treatment products here.

Can acne scars be removed?

Yes, acne scars can be removed. In fact, acne scars have had effective remedies for centuries. One of the most effective ways to treat acne scars is through prevention. Using antiseptic natural ingredients, skin brightening spot correctors, and SPF to prevent hyperpigmentation from occurring is the basis for an anti-acne routine that banishes dark spots for good. Ayurvedic treatments are among the most potent and effective ways to treat acne, hyperpigmentation, and scars on the skin. Combining gentle hydrating ingredients with natural exfoliators and skin conditions, you get an all in one miracle-worker that treats acne-prone skin gently.

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