Acne is not your fault, it is a condition triggered by your body’s hormones and predisposition to oil production and bacteria on the skin. Teens develop acne because of internal hormone changes with puberty. Inversely, adult women develop acne during hormonal changes associated with her childbearing, perimenopause and menopause life transitions.
Blemishes can be embarrassing and may be triggered by other factors like stress, medication, or the environment. If left untreated, they may lead to scarring and/or dark spots (also called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation).
SOLUTIONS FOR OILY SKIN/ACNE
Not all acne conditions are the same, which is why ARC offers both natural solutions and clinical concentrations to help you control your acne symptoms. More importantly, balance your prescription with clinical care, treatment and natural management; over-use of acne products can cause irritation, inflammation, sensitivity, dehydration and prematurely age the skin. Read about Advanced Rejuvenating Concepts solutions for acne in our regimen brochure.
Antioxidants and Acne - Free radicals and infection amplify inflammation of the skin. Topical antioxidants scavenge free radicals and prevent ROS induced inflammation and help prevent aging.
Citrus Oils - Extracted from the rinds of oranges, lemons, and grapefruit, citrus essential oils help dissolve excess skin oils and contribute to antibacterial support against p. acnes.
Eucalyptus Oil- Offers antiseptic and antibacterial support for acne skin concerns. It helps prevent breakouts, dry blemishes, and alleviate inflammation of the skin.
Glutathione - A potent antioxidant that assists with healing and repair of acne prone skin.
Salicylic Acid - Derived from willow tree bark, salicylic is a phenolic phytohormone and is a key ingredient in the treatment of dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris, and acanthosis nigricans. It is a keratolytic, comedolytic, and bacterioststic agent, and encourages exfoliation, releases blocked pores, and constricts the pores to prevent breakouts.
Sulfur - A chemical element found in nature, sulfur is used to treat a variety of skin ailments. For acne skin, it is effective at drying excess oil, exfoliating dead skin cells, and has antibacterial properties.
Yeast Protein - A type of fungi, Yeast helps condition and hydrate the skin, accelerate healing and repair, and help encourage fibroblasts to produce collagen.