Acne

A FRANK TALK ABOUT ACNE

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Anyone who´s suffered from acne knows it´s more than a bump on the skin.

Acne made me feel depressed and unattractive. I often canceled plans at the last minute because of a bad-acne day”
Sharon R.

No more:

Dealing with taunts and “well-intentioned” comments

Cancelling plans

Using heavy makeup to cover acne

Picking at acne and then having to deal with a scab

Covering your face with hair or hats

Vanish it will make your acne improve shrink diminish DISSAPEAR

Acne´s impact goes beyond your appearance

Adolescence is a time of personality development. Even if we don´t like it, at this stage there is a strong link between physical appearance, attractiveness, and peer acceptance.

The emotional impact of acne is different in every person. It ranges from being a temporary annoyance to causing paralyzing depression and social anxiety.

These are some of the psychosocial problems associated with acne:

Self-esteem and body image

Though every individual reacts in a different way, some teens and adults incur on the following behaviors to hide their embarrassment:

  • Avoiding eye contact
  • Growing their hair long to cover the face
  • Wearing heavy, mask-like make-up to disguise acne
  • Avoiding participation in sports such as swimming or water polo, because of the need to wear a swimsuit (body acne)

Social interactions

A bad outbreak can cause teenagers to cancel social engagements or refuse to participate in a long-awaited activity, such as a prom or date.

  • Teens with acne are oftentimes taunted and bullied
  • Some find it hard to form new relationships, especially with those of the opposite sex
  • Lack of self-confidence sometimes halts teenagers from forming bonds
  • Some become shy and even reclusive
  • In extreme cases, a social phobia can develop

School and work

  • Affected people sometimes skip work or school when acne flares up
  • Acne may reduce career choices, ruling out occupations that depend on personal appearance
  • More people who have acne are unemployed than people who do not have acne.
  • Acne patients are less successful in job applications; lack of confidence and the interviewer´s reaction to their appearance may contribute to this
  • Even if other people don´t see acne as a problem, a sufferer´s belief that they do can affect the way they interact

Because you don´t want a temporary solution for your acne,

Vanish it goes to the root of the problem, making acne disappear, so you can show your beautiful self once again!

Acne is defined as a disease affecting the skin’s oil glands.

Our skin is covered with hundreds of thousands of microscopic hair follicles, often called pores. For reasons no one completely understands, these follicles sometimes overproduce cells and become blocked trapping oil and bacteria inside.

The end-result is the throbbing, red, tender bump you know as a pimple.

How does acne form?

The lining of the pores renews itself naturally, shedding skin cells. Add sebum and bacteria, and you´ve got the recipe for an unsightly pimple.

Steps of acne development:

1. Dead skin cells mix with sebum (oil produced naturally by the skin)
2. This mixture forms a plug that blocks pores, trapping oil and bacteria
3. Bacteria feeds and breeds of the oil, causing inflammation around it
4. Your body goes into “infection-fighting” mode, and the area balloons with swelling, redness and pus

Vanish it works in a different way than other popular acne products, removing bacteria from the pore, and leaving behind tiny particles that keep the skin acne-free.

Types of acne

  • Plugs that stay beneath the surface of the skin cause whiteheads
  • Plugs on the surface of the skin can be seen as blackheads
  • If the walls of the pore break down, the result is a pimple
  • Bacteria and oil on a deeper level can create, painful areas called cysts, which can lead to scarring

My parents are to blame

Almost everyone has some acne at some point in their life. But with the exception of severe acne, most people do not have the exact same kind of acne as their parents did.

So dirt is the culprit…

Blackheads are oxidized oil, not dirt, and some individuals just have more oily skin than others. Sweat doesn´t clog pores, either. However, overzealous washing can dry and irritate the skin.

You´ll have to lay off nuts

Conventional wisdom blames acne on junk food, pizza, and nuts.
However, studies have shown that acne is more probably triggered by dairy foods and foods with high glycemic indexes, such as white bread, white rice, and potatoes.

Cosmetics

There is some truth to this myth. Greasy makeup can certainly cause or worsen acne. But “non-comedogenic” makeup and facial products shouldn´t (these don´t clog pores). “Water-based” or “oil-free” facial products are recommended as well.

Only teenagers get acne. 

In recent years, dermatologists have seen more adult acne patients than ever before. Adult acne affects 25% of adult men and 50% of adult women at some time in their adult lives. One-third of adults affected with facial acne also have acne on the back or body. Men and women are struggling with acne well into their 30s, 40s and 50s. Just like with teenagers, adult acne

Acne can be caused by a combination of factors, including:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Heredity
  • Some medications
  • Stress (worsens acne)
  • Greasy lotions and creams

 

Certain stages in life make us more vulnerable to acne:

  • Puberty
  • Adolescence
  • Pregnancy
  • Menstrual cycle
  • Starting or stopping the use of birth control pills
  • Menopause
  • Stress

Acne treatment

Vanish it works in a different way than other acne products, removing bacteria from the pore, and leaving behind tiny particles that keep the skin acne-free.