For every hair on your body, there’s a skin pore. You’ve got more than 5 million of them.
Maintaining clean, healthy skin is important for maintaining healthy looking skin. Dirt and oil on your face, shoulders and chest collect around your pores like leaves around a storm drain. When pores get clogged, it creates a pile-up of oil and dead skin cells. Bacteria make their way to the blockage and inflammation occurs. Not pretty.
Squeezing, poking and rubbing the blocked pore just stretches them and makes things worse. A skilled esthetician, like the ones we have here at SVMTG, can offer your a soothing, effective deep cleaning or more aggressive acne treatments, to keep your pores (and you) happier.
Acne generally isn’t caused by something you did or didn’t do. It’s not caused by dirt or even diet (according to current research). Some people are just prone to it, while others aren’t. Most of the time, tendency toward acne comes from your genes. That’s right, thank your parents.
Of course there are things you can do to lessen this genetic gift. You can keep your skin clean and exfoliate carefully. You can develop a skin care regimen that works and stick to it. You can understand that acne isn’t something you “grow out of”, it’s treatable. If you have severe acne, go see a dermatologist.
For most people, it’s a lack of consistency and care that prolongs acne. Worse, doing things to care for your acne incorrectly can cause more acne, or worse, scarring. Continue reading “Is Acne Your Fault?”