• How to Treat & Prevent Mild Acne

    How to Treat & Prevent Mild Acne
    This post is part of a comprehensive series on Acne. To start at the beginning, click here. MILD ACNE is when you can visibly see whiteheads, blackheads, and a few red pimples that contain no fluid. These come from clogged pores that are not inflamed. At this point the bacteria has not caused any (or very little) inflammation. Treating this level of acne is very easy with the correct products. Up to 70% of teens will get this type of acne, and even this can be embarrassing and cause mild scarring if not treated properly.  However,...
  • What causes acne (and what to do about it!)

    What causes acne (and what to do about it!)
    Over the next 4 blogs I will be going over the 3 different levels of acne & how to treat it. Let’s talk about what acne really is and what causes it. Once you understand how acne is formed, it’s much easier to treat. Acne is a disorder of the skin caused by inflammation of the skin glands and hair follicles. Since it forms under the skin, washing away surface oils doesn’t do much to prevent or cure it. A hair follicle (pore) branches to glands that produce sebum (oil). These sebaceous glands produce a small...
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