How to treat acne properly?

First of all, I would like to tell you the secret of my success in fighting acne, which is mainly the following three points:
1. Oil control
2. Eliminate micro-acne
3. regular work and rest and "sweating".

pimples on face

The formation of acne is due to a large amount of sebum and waste accumulation leading to pore blockage, while the metabolites of Propionibacterium acnes can induce or aggravate inflammation. If left untreated, it will evolve into pimples. In other words, acne and pimples can appear at the same time, and acne is the next stage of development of acne, as the picture shows, acne generation goes through a series of processes from microcomedema slowly into blackheads/whiteheads acne, then into papules/pustules, and then nodules/cysts, etc. In addition, some microcomedema can also become acne directly, so when treating acne to treat acne at the same time to be able to completely get rid of acne.

The most important thing is that most of the pimples will eventually heal on their own, but the scary thing is the process of repeated pimples, so killing pimples in the cradle is the ultimate goal of our acne fighters. How can we effectively prevent acne? It is important to say that I mentioned before "oil control" and "remove micro acne".

When it comes to oil control, we all know that we need to reduce the secretion of sebum, but when it comes to clearing micro-acne, many of you may be confused as to what micro-acne is.

The microcomedone, which is often referred to as "boring acne". Microcomedone can be understood as a budding "closed acne", from a microscopic point of view, the structure of microcomedone is similar to a sac, the outer shell is hard "keratin group", the inner is full of bacteria sebum, proper The "golden house".

The microcomedones continue to evolve under the skin, slowly developing into blackheads/whiteheads visible to the naked eye. The growth of acne, in addition to the participation of the follicle sebaceous glands, keratinocytes, immune system, etc., is also fueled by a "shit-stirrer" - bacteria. There is a poem that says, "Bacteria live inside the pimples before they show their sharp edges." Recent studies have shown that at the microcomedema stage, there is already a large amount of active bacteria in the microcomedema, and the proliferation of bacteria causes an inflammatory response, resulting in the formation of our pesky acne, which takes about eight weeks to grow from microcomedema to acne. Therefore, immediate suppression of the further evolution of microcomedones will effectively reduce the generation of acne.

Next, we will give you some common ingredients for acne & microcomedema.

First is salicylic acid - a highly recommended ingredient for acne

Salicylic acid function one: remove excess keratin. Salicylic acid penetrates deep into the pores along with the sebaceous glands that secrete oil and dissolves the old and accumulated keratin layer inside the pores. It improves the blockage of hair follicles, thus blocking the formation of acne and reducing the size of enlarged pores.

Salicylic acid function 2: Gentle anti-bacterial, salicylic acid can control the growth of bacteria and prevent bacteria from continuing to overgrow.

Salicylic Acid Function 3: Reduces inflammation by inhibiting cyclooxygenase activity and reducing prostaglandin production.

Salicylic acid function 4: Reduces inflammation-induced hyperpigmentation. Studies have shown that a mass concentration of 1% salicylic acid inhibits tyrosinase (tyrosinase - the catalyst for melanin synthesis) by 99.2%, which, together with exfoliation, better solves the problem of hyperpigmentation.

Zander E. et al. found that a 2% salicylic acid solution was effective in reducing the number of open and closed pimples and was effective in treating minor acne.

To further enhance the "efficiency of salicylic acid", chemists and pharmacists have also attached an "octyl" to the salicylic acid molecule, turning it into "octanoyl salicylic acid" - with this "octyl" tail, the lipid solubility of salicylic acid is improved and its irritation is reduced, and because it is more lipophilic, it can be used to better access the pores and thus better perform the efficacy of salicylic acid.

So if you have clogged pores, excessive oil, blackheads/whiteheads, etc., then Skin Care K Milk is the product we should know about.

What exactly is Skin Therapy K Milk?

The real name of the product is "Skin Care K Milk", but now it is called "Skin Care Acne Clarifying Essence", which is one of the more famous products of the Skin Care Group, and it is a mild product suitable for beginners to brush acid. I'm sure you all know that "brushing acid to get rid of acne is risky" and that you can get sensitive if you're not careful. However, not all acids should not be brushed, it is just not recommended to brush A acid, and also the concentration of brushing acid should be paid attention to.

The main active ingredient in this K milk is "salicylic acid and capryloyl salicylic acid". From the ingredients list, the amount of salicylic acid added to this product is around 1%, less than 2%. Compared to some salicylic acid products that add 2% (the maximum amount of salicylic acid added in domestic cosmetics is 2%), theoretically it will be milder. The combination of octanoyl salicylic acid and salicylic acid is used to target sebum inside and outside the hair follicle, synergistically exerting an antibacterial effect while exfoliating excess keratin, thus achieving the effect of clearing the skin of microcomedema.

The addition of zinc PCA and sarcosine in the formula helps reduce sebum production, and the zinc ions in zinc PCA also have antibacterial properties. The formula is also formulated with methylsilylated silica, which helps reduce the greasy feeling, making it a more acceptable product for oily skin.

Seriously, oil control and exfoliation are skin care indicators that are effective in reducing the formation of microcomedones and thus acne if you stick to them. However, when using salicylic acid based products to exfoliate, it is not recommended to use them together with other ingredients that have exfoliating ability, such as A-alcohol, fruit acids, etc. This can aggravate the damage to the skin. Also, salicylic acid products are not suitable for people with sensitive skin. When using salicylic acid products, be sure to take care to enhance moisturizing and sun protection. If you are allergic to aspirin, you may also be allergic to salicylic acid. Please do a skin test before using salicylic acid products!

The last thing I would like to say is regular work and "sweat". The first "early to bed is very important" No matter how busy, please go to bed before 11 o'clock, the skin's metabolism is usually carried out from 11:00 pm to 2:00 am, you can get up early, please do not sleep late. The second insist on exercise, keep a happy spirit, exercise can speed up blood circulation, sweating can promote the timely discharge of body waste, so that the pores of the skin to keep open thus reducing the generation of acne.

The best way to get rid of acne is to prevent the recurrence of acne, "oil control" + "timely removal of micro acne" + "more exercise and early sleep" so that The best way to get the most out of the game is to have a good time. The best way to get rid of acne is to prevent it from recurring.