What causes acne?

Since you were born your skin starts lifelong process of shedding and getting rid of dead cells and producing oil. This process can be disrupted by your hormone balance or imbalance, which changes throughout the course of your life. The acne cycle is started when dead skin cells and excess oil combine to plug the pores of your hair follicle; behind the plugged pore, bacteria will grow and multiply, which triggers inflammation and swelling. That’s what happens when you get an acne blemish “pimple”.

Myths abouyt acne

Acne is not caused by anything you are doing or eating. Acne is a complex condition that is often triggered by your hormones and genetics and even sometimes from stress.

What are the facts?

Acne is very common. Individuals who have acne tend to feel very alone. However, many people don’t know that acne is the most common skin disease worldwide. Millions of people around the world suffer from acne. Upwards of 85% of Americans have acne problems at some point in their lives. With teenagers, roughly 90% will develop acne and it may last all through their teen years. Numerous adults have acne as well. 50% of adult women will experience some sort of acne breakouts in their lives; for men, roughly 25%—and the chronic nature of the condition means adults may have to suffer the symptoms for decades if not they are not treated properly with acne medication.

Acne can be controlled even if its chronic

Acne can last for year and even decades in adults. This is why it is considered a chronic condition. Since there is not a cure, the key to obtaining a clear complexion is prevention and control with an acne cream or acne product that gets results. The pimples you see today started as tiny microcomedones or pre-pimples deep inside your skin about three weeks before breaking out. Hundreds of tiny pre-pimples may be forming continuously in any of the thousands of pores on your face. Even if it looks like you have clear skin, they may still be there—percolating invisibly under the skin’s surface.

Tips on healing and preventing acne

The vast majority of acne breakouts can be successfully treated with topical over-the-counter acne treatment and medications. However, some more severe cases of inflammatory acne may require a combination of topical and oral medications prescribed by a dermatologist. Prescription acne treatments are required to be administered under a doctor’s care because they have the potential to cause unwanted—and sometimes quite serious—side effects. For mild to moderate acne, regular maintenance therapy with a system that combines topical over-the-counter acne treatments is the safe and preferred way to go.

SemCell® Lilac ClearSkin STem Cell Day Moisturizer & Night Serum are a safe and effective product for almost everyone who wants clear skin. SemCell® helps clear the breakouts you may have today and works to keep your complexion clear by helping to prevent future breakouts. SemCell® also helps to keep blemishes from leaving behind permanent scars as it soothes redness and irritation.