Acne happens when the pores of your skin get clogged. Of course - most often on your face, but also neck, back, and chest. No one knows exactly why this happens, but we do know that testosterone plays a part, as does heredity. Unfortunately, it can be the worst in Junior High and High School.
When pores get clogged, oil gets trapped inside. Bacteria grows in the oil and can gets inflamed. Sometimes a clogged pore will get so inflamed that it can lead to larger, more painful cysts, which can leave scars. Almost no one escapes some clogged pores and pimples, especially during your teens. Acne isn’t choosy – it affects people of all ethnicities and is treated the same regardless.
Our skin is healthiest and most clear when it is in balance. The more irritation your skin experiences, the more likely it is to break out. Conversely, the less irritation your skin experiences, the better it is able to remain clear. Sources of irritation include harsh, drying ingredients and any conditions which rub, scratch, or comes into prolonged contact with your skin, as well as anything which sends your skin out of balance such as over dryness, sunburns, shaving the face with irritating razors, and pore- clogging cosmetics.
The skin is best served by treating the acne causing bacteria and gently balancing and nourishing the skin so that it remains clear, fresh and healthy.