Acne Awareness Month, What Is Acne?
As we welcome in June, we want to bring to light this month is Acne Awareness Month. Did you know that acne is the most common skin concern in the United States? Over 40 million people of all gender and ages are affected by some form of acne and nearly 85% of people aged between 12- and 24-years old experience some form of acne. Because of the constant increase it has now become a widespread issue and the reason behind Acne Awareness Month.
For many individuals that suffer with acne, it can seem like a never-ending battle to gain control of their skin. As acne is something on the rise it has become more easily accessible to find treatments and skincare to help. However, to understand these options better it is important to understand what acne is.
So, what is acne?
Acne is a skin condition that affects most people at some point in their lives. It can develop anywhere on the skin, but occurs most often on the face, back and chest. Although acne regularly affects teenagers, it is not uncommon to experience outbreaks into adulthood. Women suffer acne far more than men, which supports the idea that acne is related to hormone levels.
How does acne form?
- The root cause of acne is hormonal changes causing the sebaceous glands to produce an excessive amount of sebum.
- Once on the skin’s surface, the excess sebum then mixes with dry skin cells and creates a thick sludge like substance. This forms a soft plug at the top of the pore, blocking it and causing a subsequent build-up of sebum beneath the surface.
- The growing blockage stimulates bacterial growth which in turn attracts white blood cells to fight the infection.
- The presence of white blood cells gives rise to inflammation which subsides once the infection has been dealt with.
What can you do to care for acne-prone skin?
- Treat your skin gently. Do not scrub because you can damage spots which may lead to infection, scarring and spreading of your acne.
- Use gentle wash and bathing products. Harsh chemicals may strip the skin of vital oils, meaning your body will work harder to replace the lost moisture. This can result in an over-production of sebum, and the cycle begin again!
- Do not have the water too hot when you wash and bathe/shower. Again, this may take the natural moisture from your skin and cause general unbalance. opt for lukewarm water and pat your skin dry thoroughly after washing.
- If possible, shower or wash directly after exercise or being in humid temperatures to rinse excess oils and sweat from your skin.
- Wash your hair regularly and consider tying it up at night to stop grease from your hair rubbing onto your skin.
- If you regularly experience a collection of sports in the same place, try to identify possible triggers. For example, a recurrent patch of spots on your cheek near your ear might be due to bacteria on your mobile phone!
- Keep hydrated, eat a well-balanced diet, take some form of regular exercise and relax. There is no proven link between diet and acne but eating well keeps your body in of your skin. Having a healthy body and healthy frame of mind will all contribute to your overall well being and your quest for healthy skin and gives your body every chance to repair and rejuvenate itself.
When it come to acne, we know it can be a struggle wearing make up especially if you are looking for some coverage or a natural look. Rosalique is very light weight but also has coverage and helps to soothe any redness and irritation that come with acne.
Rosalique provides an instant concealing effect through its unique micro encapsulated technology and offers redness-reducing clinically proven ingredients α-Bisabolol, Zeolite, Provitamin B5, Urea and Shea Butter. Your skin stays protected long-term from UVA/UVB rays with a 5* rated SPF.
Rosalique works by:
- Instantly conceal redness
- Gently reduce symptoms
- Protect skin from UVA & UVB rays
How to use Rosalique:
Apply in the morning as part of your daily regime. Begin with a small amount and massage onto skin until it blends in with your complexion. For more coverage re-apply throughout the day or to required areas. Rosalique works perfectly as a primer, gently calms redness and protects from UVA & UVB sun damage.
Use daily for at least 8 weeks to achieve maximum results.
Find out more about Rosalique here