If you or someone you love suffers from acne they are in good company. Acne is the most common skin condition that affects more than 5.6 million Canadians! Although 80% of acne sufferers are between the ages of 12 and 24, acne can affect everyone from newborn babies to the elderly.
Pimples, papules, pustules, blackheads, whiteheads and just plain old “zits” are caused when dead skin cells and sebum (oil) collect in pores. Combine these clogged pores with an aggressive bacteria called Propionibaterium Acnes, also known as “P. acne bacteria” (easier to pronounce) and you’ll have the inflammation and infection associated with pimples. Over production of sebum by hyperactive sebaceous glands (a common condition known as Seborrhea or simply Oily Skin) can feed the P. acne bacteria and cause it to grow and multiply.
The key to winning the battle with acne is to control the P. Acne Bacteria and reduce inflammation. This begins by using products with ingredients such as encapsulated salicylic acid, niacinamide and wasabi to control acne bacteria without irritating the skin.
Kari is a busy mom of 2 in her early 30's who has been battling acne since she was 11 years old. Kari came to us with moderate acne breakouts, mostly along her chin and jawline. She had tried everything to cure her acne and even considered more drastic measures such as Accutane! On top of that she was also beginning to become concerned with preventing fine lines and wrinkles.
We chose Kari for a special project.
We asked her to give up her normal skincare regimen and use only Derma MD products for 3 months.
She was asked to use:
Wasabi Anti-Acne Cleanser both morning and night.
Wasabi Anti-Acne Toner both morning and night.
Wasabi Anti-Acne Resurfacing Gel in the morning, and
S-Cargot Lifting Serum at night to prevent signs of aging without clogging pores.
Here are the amazing results!
Photos by Blaine Paul Photography, Makeup for the photo on the right provided by Jayna Marie Makeup and Hair
These photos are completely untouched. No Photoshop here!
Kari is thrilled with the results and so are we! Her acne has been significantly reduced. Although she still gets the occasional pimple they are much easier to manage. Her acne has cleared up, acne scars have been reduced and her skin has developed a healthy glow.
"The Derma MD products are amazing! I've never had my skin feel so clean in my life! It literally squeaked when I used the wash! I saw a difference in the first two days...my skin was less red and raw...the pimples on my face shrunk way faster than they ever have before! If anyone has bad acne they need to use these products...I've been bragging about it to everyone I know since the first time I used it...I'm hooked for life!"
Acne cannot be cured overnight, even with the best products. Just like any other wound, the skin needs time to heal and recover. However, while treating and healing the current breakouts, you can begin to prevent new ones from forming. Within a few weeks, like Kari, you will notice an improvement in your skin. You too can win the battle against acne!
Here are Kari's New Favorite Products:
Cleanser, Toner, Refining Gel
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