Skincare for acne | ENVIRON
For acne skin, treatment should be focused on the following three points.
- Reduce inflammation
- Keeps skin clean (keeps pH weak acidity)
- Regulating excess sebum secretion
In my honest opinion, jojoba oil and tea tree are must-items for treating acne condition.
Then, depending on the condition, though, the quickest and most effective treatment for worsen acne is to use salicylic acid. It sterilises the skin and helps reduce inflammation as soon as possible.
Jojoba oil contains the same component as sebum, so is very affinity with the skin. It also has a high anti-inflammatory action, so it is effective for acne at any stage.
It is a seemingly contradictory item that oil is applied to oily skin where acne is likely to occur. However, acne is a condition in which excessive sebum secretion clogs pores and inflammation is caused by proliferation of P. acne bacteria.
In other words, jojoba oil, which blends in with sebum, not only clogs pores, but also promotes the discharge of sebum clogged in pores, making it a more effective form for acne than cream type.
Tea Tree has been shown to have antibacterial activity against P acne bacteria.
For oily skin with whiteheads and/or blackheads, use jojoba oil only, and for those who have inflamed acne in some places, add tea tree to to the local area.
Salicylic acid is a very pervasive acid reaching the sebaceous glands with a bactericidal effect.
In other words, the effect can be strong for the sensitive skin, so it needs to be handled carefully. However, it is one of the most effective ingredient for acne, especially severe inflammation.
If you have inflamed acne including pus acne and you are not allergic to salicylic acid, you may consider using cosmetics containing salicylic acid.
Keeps skin clean
Proper cleansing and toning are important steps for acne skin.
This is to keep skin indigenous bacteria normal by adjusting the pH value of the skin.
Lactic acid is very useful for adjusting the pH value.
Especially for acne skin, toner containing lactic acid and salicylic acid, enhances sterilization, anti-inflammatory action and improve the keratinisation that promotes excretion of excess keratin.
However, if your skin is very sensitive to these acids, you may want to start with rosewater.
Rose water is a distilled water extracted from rose petals, which is expected to have weak acidity and anti-inflammatory effect, and can be used as a skin toner for acne skin.
What you can do with skin care to regulate sebum secretion is to normalize keratinization and to regulate acne bacteria.Therefore, vitamin A, which normalizes the function of sebaceous glands and promotes keratinization, is also good for the acne skin.
For acne skin, creams can cause clog pores, so an oil base moisturiser is recommended.
Finally, I will add a supplement for acne care.
Supplementation can be contravertial, but for acne, I think the effects will show your skin more clearly than the other skin concerns.
If your skin care does not improve your skin condition than you expect, consider taking supplements. It can show the improvement quickly by treating acne from the inside.
To explain in more detail the development process of adult acne due to excess androgen, the androgen received from the androgen receptor (androgen receptor) in sebum cells is converted into DHT (dihydrotestosterone) by the action of the enzyme 5α-reductase. This converted DHT can promote sebum secretion, resulting in acne.
Although overproduction of male hormones is a factor that causes acne, it is not a direct hormone that stimulates sebum secretion.
Therefore, supplements such as zinc that suppress 5α reductase enzymes or components that suppress DHT secretion such as diindolylmethane (DIM)* can be beneficial in improving acne.
Supplements such as soya isoflavones are also recommend, as it can assist to increase female hormones, which helps to improve acne condition.
For acne, the maintainance of intestinal environment is important.
If you tend to have constipation, if stress leads to digestive problems, or if your acne isn’t getting clean no matter what you do, you may want to review your diet to clean to improve the guts.
We recommend probiotics for supplements and fermented foods are good.
Also, replenish acne with vitamin A, which helps repair skin, vitamin C&E, which has antioxidant effects, and vitamin B groups.
Those who consume too much sugar and lipids should refrain from excess carbohydrates, meats and sweets, while supplementing the essential fatty acids of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), which are abundant in fish.
In addition, since fish contains a large amount of vitamins B complex, it will help reduce the levels of lipids and cholesterol in the body and help improve acne.
Broccoli, tomatoes, tofu (soybean products), and seaweed are recommended.
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