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What Causes Acne?

What is Acne?

To understand how acne develops, it can help to understand more about the skin: The skin’s surface is covered in small holes that connect to oil glands, or sebaceous glands, beneath the skin. These holes are called pores. The oil glands produce an oily liquid called sebum. Your oil glands send sebum up to the skin’s surface through a thin channel called a follicle. The oil gets rid of dead skin cells by carrying them through the follicle up to the surface of the skin. A thin piece of hair also grows up through the follicle. Acne occurs when the skin’s pores clog up with dead skin cells, excess oil, and sometimes bacteria. During puberty, hormones often cause oil glands to produce excess oil, which increases acne risks.  Timeline2019

What types of Acne are there?

There are three main types of acne: 

  1. Whitehead: a pore that gets clogged and closes but sticks out of the skin. These appear as hard, whitish bumps. 
  2. Blackhead: a pore that gets clogged but stays open. These appear as tiny dark spots on the skin’s surface. 
  3. Pimple:  a pore whose walls open, allowing oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells to get under the skin. These appear as red bumps that sometimes have a pus-filled white top (the body’s reaction to the bacteria). Timeline2019

Mainstream vs. Natural Healing

Benzoyl peroxide, Alpha hydroxy acids ,Sulfur,  Salicylic Acid. 

All of these in varying amounts are used to control acne.  Most are used in conjunction with another and the effect is more of a "Zap" your acne and the result can be and usually is dry and irritated skin. They are effective in killing the pimples, however the drying effects eventually cause a skin reaction of overcompensation and more oily, red, and dry skin begins to evolve. Natural healing is a more subtle and effective approach of using bacterial inhibitors and antioxidents to build a balanced regime. Aggressive treatments invite an environment that the skin begins to overreact thus producing even more oil. We used and have treated acne with a balanced regime since 2007.  

How RSC solves Acne 

Balance, Consistency, Protocol

There is no secret, no short cut, no magic product. If there were most would not be looking into acne products on this page. At RSC we use a balance of bacterial kill coupled with antioxidants like Green Tea. We use antimicrobial and fatty acid oils to deliver a balance to your skin and begin to heal the acne so you can experience the softness that comes from the balance of ingredients. It may sound counter intuitive to put oils on your face to solve acne, but remember it is only about balance with the ingredients. Consistency is absolutely part of the equation. This includes the temptation to over use the products. The protocol or regime is designed to deliver the kill and the nutrition is small enough doses that the skin acclimates to the change and doesn't shock itself, thus creating more concerns. This regime is an excellent long term solution that is gentle as it goes. Consistency can not be overstated here....  "Slow and steady wins the face" 

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