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What Causes Acne?

How Does Acne Start?

Does Chocolate Cause Acne?

Does Stress Cause Acne?

Do Fried Foods Cause Acne?

What Is Cystic Acne?

Who Gets Acne?

Why Do We Get Acne?

Do All Ethnic Groups Battle Acne?

Do Men or Women Have Worse Acne?

I'm 30, Why Acne Now?

If My Parents Had Acne, Will I?

 

  

 

Why Do We Suffer from Acne?

Why Is My Acne Worse Before My Period?

What Part Do Hormones Play in Acne?

Will Acne Get Better or Worse During Pregnancy?

Does Touching My Face Make Acne Worse?

Can Using A Dirty Washcloth Cause Acne?

Is There A Cure for Acne?

When Can I Expect My Acne to Go Away?

Will Sun Exposure Help Acne?

Will a Scrub Help Clear Acne?

Are There Any Masks That Help Oily Skin?

What Is Salicylic Acid?

Additional Facts About Acne?

Is Acne Contagious?

Why Won't My Blackheads Wash Out With Soap?

What Does Non-Comedogenic Mean?

What Are the Pros and Cons of Accutane and Other Prescription Medications?

Does Acne Occur Elsewhere on the Body?

What Can I Do About the Effects of Acne?

Will Acne Cause Scarring?

If I Have Acne Now, Can I Minimize Permanent Scarring?

What Can I Use To Cover My Acne?

If I Stop Using the Medication, Will My Acne Return?

 


What Causes Acne?

How Does Acne Start?

Acne is a result of an imbalance of two or more factors in skin physiology relating to the sebaceous gland and duct system. When our body physiology is working properly, small amounts of oil (called sebum) are produced in the sebaceous glands in the dermis or deeper part of the skin. These sebaceous glands share a duct or tubule that goes to the skin with a small hair. When either too much oil is produced or blockage of the tubule preventing the escape of oil occurs, the net result is acne. The most common causes of acne are an increased production of sebaceous material due to hormone imbalance or side effects of stress that cause an overproduction of sebaceous material. 

However, almost always with the occurrence of acne, there is also a related phenomenon called retention keratosis. These two big words actually refer to the lining cells of the sebaceous duct not shedding properly and staying in place for a longer period of time. This builds up like rust in a pipe until the duct is closed or blocked. When this happens, it sets events occurring that proceed to inflammation or an irritation underneath the surface of the skin. If one imagines that the sebaceous duct were a small stream that got plugged up, it causes a backup of everything upstream from the direction of flow. 

Another factor is the presence of several different types of skin bacteria that normally don’t cause acne. However, when trapped beneath the skin, the bacteria begin to react chemically with the sebaceous material causing it to break down into free fatty acids. Free fatty acids are quite irritating to the deeper structure of the skin and result in inflammation and causes acne breakouts. 

The first signs are redness, firmness, swelling, tenderness, and heat. On about the second or third day of inflammation, white blood cells increase in the area attempting to digest the bacteria and rid the body of them. This results in the formation of pustules and even more irritation extending sideways beneath the surface of the skin.

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Does Chocolate Cause Acne?

Eating chocolate does not cause acne. The only way for chocolate to cause acne would be to rub chocolate on the skin until it clogs the pores, causing a mechanical blockage of the pore openings. Then you could legitimately say that chocolate causes acne. Some studies in the past indicated perhaps that excess amounts of some iodine-containing foods, such as shellfish, could influence the severity of acne. This has been questioned by a number of other recent studies. Our recommendation is to eat, drink and be merry in moderation. Until these studies prove us wrong, we cannot say that chocolate causes acne.

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Does Stress Cause Acne?

Stress is not one of the causes of acne per se. Stress does stimulate our body enzyme and immune systems to cause a stimulation of the oil glands. It has been proven that lowering stress levels certainly can help to decrease oil production, and thus decrease the symptoms of acne.

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Do Fried Foods Cause Acne?

Fried foods have not shown to be related to the causes of acne. In fact, there aren’t any specific foods that cause acne. Of course, skin health is directly related to a well balanced diet, adequate rest and general personal cleanliness. Many people have told me that a good order of tasty french fries properly cooked seemed to lower their stress level.

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What Is Cystic Acne?

Cystic acne does not begin as "cysts." This designation is given (Grade IV acne) after cysts have formed. The acne lesions in this form begin like all acne lesions and have the same factors involved. Specifically, there is an over production of sebaceous secretion, wax-like plugging of the hair follicle/sebaceous duct that traps a mix of bacteria (including P. Acne, S. Aureus, S. Epidermitis, and other surface flora). 

This anaerobic environment is favorable for bacteria to multiply and cause the inflammatory process to commence. Bacterial enzymes proceed to break down the triglyceride lipids in sebum into free fatty acids. The body's normal response to this inflammation is to congregate white blood cells to combat the bacteria overgrowth leading to pustular/liquid debris. 

At this point in time, cysts have not formed yet, but those individuals predisposed to cystic formation have a spreading to lateral and sub dermal areas outside the follicle. In patients with existing cystic acne, Reversion works quite well to prevent new lesions prior to cyst formation. After cystic acne has formed and developed walled-off spaces, surgical drainage is usually necessary along with systemic antibiotics to heal the bacterial infection and cyst/sinus tracts.

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Who Gets Acne?

Why Do We Get Acne?

From a medical standpoint, one who gets acne has a combination of factors working in concert. Two or more factors can cause a condition based on the anatomy and physiology of the skin itself to promote an inflammatory response that we call acne. The factors of getting acne include:

  1. Increased oil - either production by the sebaceous glands or added (in makeup etc.) 
  2. Retention Keratosis - skin cells that are not shed properly and plug sebaceous ducts 
  3. Trapped bacteria under the skin's surface - normally present and harmless as they are on the surface. 

Genetics can play a part in getting acne because our genetic blueprint does influence thickness of skin, oily tendencies of the skin and basic hormone responses. However, just because your parents or other family members have acne, it does not necessarily mean that you will too. 

Getting acne usually occurs in the teenage years may even appear a few days after birth. But, this is more often related to increased activity in the hormone processes within the skin and generally disappears relatively quickly. People can also develop adult acne, which in most cases is caused by hormonal changes. Although there are many different causes of acne, the same basic factors of plugging an oil gland occur in the development of the inflammatory process that causes breakouts.

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Do All Ethnic Groups Battle Acne?

Every ethnic group may experience the effects of acne because the genetic component is always present. Each person's family tree has some effect upon his or her chances of suffering from acne. For example, skin type and thickness are often hereditary components that play a large role in whether or not the skin will be acne-prone. 

People with light complexions usually have thinner, dryer skin and are generally less likely to experience serious cases of acne. Other factors such as sun exposure, makeup and skin care products used may influence breakouts of acne as well.

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Do Men or Women Have Worse Acne?

Interestingly enough, anyone you ask about the severity of their acne feels they have the worst acne in the world. In actuality, men usually have more problems with scarring in the long term with acne because they have more oily-prone skin and certainly skin that is of a thicker nature. When an infected acne lesion occurs in a man's skin, the sheer thickness of skin and the factors involved in the healing process often delay healing, which may lead to more permanent, visible scarring. 

On the other hand, women experience more changes in their sex hormone concentrations due to monthly cycles. As a result, women are more likely to have acne at a certain age or at certain times than men. Both women and men have a higher risk of getting acne in the teenage or active hormone years than do men or women over age 30.

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I'm 30, Why Acne Now?

It is becoming more and more common for young women who had no problem during teen years to develop adult acne between ages 30-35. There are probably many reasons. One significant reason is related to the use of birth control pills. 

Birth control pills utilize two hormone groups that are synthetically made to mimic the ovarian cycle/ovulation processes that are normally at work only during pregnancy. Specifically, birth control pills trick the ovaries into thinking that the lady is already pregnant, so ovulation does not occur. These synthetic hormones in most birth control pills have strong Androgenic (male hormone) side effects upon sebaceous gland production of oil in the skin, often causing oil production to increase. 

Another possible reason for getting acne at the age of 30 might relate to hormone adjustments after a pregnancy, nursing a child, or simply experiencing the stressful lifestyle so prevalent today with all the demands and time limits we impose on ourselves. 

Men can also still have acne symptoms at age 30, although it is unlikely that adult acne will develop then for the first time. We are all still subjected to stress, and some men may skip the gentle cleansing of facial areas after sports, etc., causing acne to occur. So adult acne can still be a problem. 

Will Reversion cure adult acne? Yes! Many men and women, who have experienced acne as children, can still benefit from the Reversion Acne Control System. Some people assume that expensive prescriptions are required to cure adult acne but our two-part system is guaranteed to improve all forms of acne.

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If My Parents Had Acne Will I?

If your mom had acne you may have a higher likelihood of getting acne at some time in your life. Although acne is not hereditary, it is possible for us to inherit our "skin type" from our parents. If your mom or dad has oily skin and large pores, it is more likely that you will have breakouts than if both parents have normal, clear skin. Don't despair, though; taking good care of your skin and eating a healthy diet will greatly improve you chances of being acne-free!

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What Can I Do About The Effects of Acne?

Why Is My Acne Worse Before My Period?

Progesterone and strogen are the two ovarian hormones related to menstrual cycles. During this time of the month, the changing concentrations of these two hormones cause side effects like acne to occur. As your body moves through its cycle, estrogen produces androgenic (male hormone) side effects that stimulate oil gland activity in your skin, which frequently leads to a breakout. 

If you suffer from severe breakouts during your cycle, there are some treatment options for you. Ortho Tricyclen is taken as a birth control pill that was also designed for the treatment of acne. Ortho Tricyclen is a prescription drug but may be obtained through your gynecologist, family physician, or dermatologist. 

If birth control pills are not the solution you are looking for to clear your acne, Reversion Acne Control can help. Reversion can be used to treat monthly breakouts associated with your period and is safe for use on sensitive skin.

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What Part Do Hormones Play in Acne?

Hormones play an indirect but active part in acne. Male hormones have a greater effect on excess oil production that can cause acne than do female hormones. It is important to note that male hormones and female hormones of the ovarian type are very similar in their structural configuration. Because the hormones released during women's monthly cycles are structurally similar to male hormones, oil gland activity and formation of acne can result.  

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Will Acne Get Better or Worse During Pregnancy and Is It Safe To Use the Reversion Acne Control System While I'm Pregnant?

The process of pregnancy also involves shifts in female hormones that can cause acne problems, although some women experience clearer skin during pregnancy. Acne frequently becomes worse shortly after pregnancy, especially if nursing continues, but usually improves greatly as soon as regular ovarian cycles begin again.

The Reversion Acne Medication should not be used while you are pregnant or lactating.

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Does Touching My Face Make Acne Worse?

Squeezing or picking at acne lesions definitely will make them worse. There is also an increased chance that you will spread the bacteria trapped in those papules and pustules by popping or poking your blemishes. 

Acne scarring and permanent discoloration are also very unpleasant results of pinching your acne lesions. Although it seems like you are doing the best thing by removing the debris from your blocked pore, you are actually doing more harm than good.

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Can Using A Dirty Washcloth Cause Acne?

Using a dirty washcloth does not cause acne. However, if you have acne and then repeatedly use the same unclean washcloth for cleansing, the bacteria that remains on the cloth may spread and cause new breakouts and could possibly make your existing breakouts worse. 

We recommend that you launder your washcloths at least every other day. It is also helpful to wash other items frequently that come into contact with your acne, such as pillowcases, sheets, and comforters.

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Is There A Cure for Acne?

When Can I Expect My Acne to Go Away?

More than likely, if you are a teenager going through puberty, when male or female hormones are still changing randomly and haphazardly, your acne will go away when hormone levels become more consistent. 

During pregnancy, it is also very common for acne problems to become more prominent and suddenly, after pregnancy, seem to disappear. This again is related to hormonal changes related to normal body physiology. 

Most patients who suffer from acne as teenagers can expect acne to become less active in their mid to late 20's as hormone levels become more consistent and teen stress begins to subside. However, 30% of adults do continue to suffer from acne, making it important for them to find the best acne treatment available. Reversion Acne Control can help those who suffer from adult acne by presenting a long term solution to acne breakouts.

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Will Sun Exposure Help Acne?

There has always been the old myth that "sunning" your skin will clear up your breakouts, but actually the opposite is true. Dr. James Beckman, the creator of Reversion, says, "Sunlight itself can cause an increased production of skin oils, which may actually make acne worse." 

Exposure to small amounts of sun is certainly healthy. Sunlight is necessary for certain vitamins, like Vitamin D, to function. But don't forget the sunscreen! Knowing the damage that sun exposure can wreak on your skin, you should protect yourself as much as possible by wearing a sunscreen of at least SPF 15 every day. Not only does your face need protection, but your body's skin is just as susceptible to skin damage, making it important for you to wear an SPF 15 on all exposed body parts.

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Will a Scrub Help Clear Acne?

There are various types of facial scrubs, but all share the property of being abrasive. One type of scrub is made from small particles such as ground fruit seeds or other vegetable material. They are designed to act like miniature sandpaper particles to remove dead skin cells from the skin surface. While facial scrubs might succeed in removing waxy blackhead plugs, the skin surface is left abraded, raw, or at least irritated. This irritation leads to inflammation and then sets the stage for making acne worse and often becoming more bacteria-infested. 

Another type of facial scrub is made from synthetic materials in the form of a cloth or pad such as “buff-Puff” TM. Frequently, the companies that make these materials claim that they will gently exfoliate dead skin cells, so we tend to use them over and over. In between uses, these scrub pads are usually placed in the shower soap dish or some other warm, moist place. These conditions make an ideal culture medium for bacteria from the "exfoliated skin" to multiply overnight. The next time the scrub is used, acne breakouts can be re-infected!

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Are There Any Masks That Will Help Oily Skin?

Charcoal masks have been reported by some to be helpful in decreasing oiliness. Oatmeal masks likewise may be quite helpful. However, while many people attempt to get rid of acne by excessively drying their skin, this acne treatment method will only cause your skin to produce more oil. The key is to attempt to reach a state where your skin maintains a healthy, balanced level of oil that will conserve the softness of your skin without contributing to clogged pores. The Reversion Acne Control System is the best treatment for controlling acne because it helps your skin maintain its optimal moisture level.

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What Is Salicylic Acid?

Salicylic acid is an organic acid. It was originally discovered by American Indians in the bark and leaves of certain trees. That particular form of salicylic acid was acetyl salicylic acid. It was known and passed down for generations that when the bark was chewed, headaches or other inflammatory processes actually improved. We know acetyl salicylic acid today as the drug aspirin. 

The salicylic acid used for acne treatment is actually a higher concentration than would be found in nature. Its usefulness in acne control is that it promotes exfoliation of the skin surface cells, and in particular the cells lining the sebaceous ducts. Topical application of salicylic acid on a daily basis in low (1-2%) concentration promotes regular, even exfoliation that minimizes the plugging of follicles. 

In more concentrated forms (15-20%), salicylic acid acts as a peeling agent. This is normally reserved for application by an aesthetician, nurse or physician in an office setting. This procedure allows a more rapid removal of the foreign material so that scarring does not occur.

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Additional Facts About Acne

Is Acne Contagious?

Acne is a skin condition and certainly is not contagious to your friends or family. However, if you pick or squeeze an acne lesion with your fingernails and then scratch another area, you can contaminate a non-infected sebaceous duct with bacteria-infected material and cause a new lesion to arise. 

Using the general principles of washing both hands and face on a regular basis and not picking at acne lesions will help you prevent acne.

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Why Won't My Blackheads Wash Out With Soap?

The principle reason for blackheads (or whiteheads) forming is the condition called "retention keratosis." This is when the dry dead skin cells don't turn loose and shed from the skin surface. These dead cells also line the walls of the sebaceous follicles in the skin that normally are the outlet for oil to be secreted out onto the skin. This mix of dead cells and thick sebaceous wax makes a cap over the opening of the oil duct and forms a waxy plug that is stuck. 

In order for this plug to be washed away or easily removed, one must use an exfoliant on the surface of the skin such as the Reversion Acne Medication. The exfoliation process loosens the "glue-like" plug adhesions. Sometimes the plugs are so stubborn that treating them with mechanical removal, chemical peels or microdermabrasion performed by a skin care specialist is needed to remove them effectively and prevent the development of acne. This should help to open the clogged pores as well as to improve the acne scars.

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What Does Non-Comedogenic Mean?

Actually, to describe what non-comedogenic means would require an explanation of what comedogenic means. A comedone is a plugged sebaceous follicle containing sebaceous material, which is epithelial cell debris that prevents this material from getting to the external surface of the skin. 

Non-comedogenic refers to products that, when put on the skin, do not plug the oil glands. Look for this label description on products such as makeup, foundation, and moisturizers. These products and the formulation of them allow very easy removal with gentle cleansing. Be sure to use non-comedogenic products when treating acne.

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What Are The Pros and Cons of Accutane™ and Other Prescription Drugs?

Prescription acne medications might be necessary to control acne in some cases. Accutane is a very serious acne treatment that acts by interfering with the cells that actually produce skin oil. In several studies it has been able to cut oil production by 80%. Unfortunately, because Accutane is taken internally, it affects many other cells in the body. It often will cause mucosal surfaces to become dry, cracked and even to bleed. This includes lips, mouth, eyes, vaginal, and urinary tract linings. 

Accutane has caused significant birth defects during pregnancy from taking only one dose! For this reason, the FDA mandates that pregnancy testing be done for any female of childbearing age before starting usage of Accutane and at intervals during usage. 

Accutane can also have significant harmful effects on the liver, and liver function tests must be done monthly while taking the drug. These tests, along with visits to the doctor's office and the cost of the drug itself, may cost $400-$1200 for 2-3 months use. Even with all of these negative effects, Accutane is still useful for some patients to control the worst cases of acne and to prevent deep scarring. 

Retin A is chemically similar to Accutane but is used topically on the skin for acne treatment and also to repair sun damage. It does not involve the same degree of health concerns but it still has troublesome side effects such as irritation, itching, redness, and flaking of the skin area where used. It also requires a prescription but can be useful in treating some cases of acne. 

Antibiotics taken orally may be of great benefit when taken for 2-3 weeks to control serious pustular acne breakouts. They should not be taken continuously for long periods. Topically applied antibiotics such as Cleocin Tea or erythromycin liquids are almost sure to cause a development of resistant bacteria on the skin that will make acne control more difficult. 

Prescription acne remedies have a place in acne treatment for some cases. They are costly, always have side effects, and should be used only when less drastic measures have not been successful in controlling acne. 

Fortunately, the Reversion Acne Control System is very effective in controlling the majority of acne problems in nearly all patients and is able to do this in the least costly way.

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Does Acne Occur Elsewhere on the Body?

Because acne is not a disease but a skin condition, it is possible for it to occur anywhere on the body surface that has sebaceous glands. Obviously, there are some areas void of these oil glands, such as the palms, the soles of the feet and, interestingly enough, eyelid skin. These areas have sweat glands, but they are eccrine or water glands rather than sebaceous or oil glands. 

Acne mechanica is a condition that occurs with athletes especially, such as football players in the hot summer months that wear shoulder pads or clothing that rubs continually on skin that is exposed to dust, perspiration, etc. Traditional acne does commonly occur on the chest, the back, arms and legs.

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What Can I Do About the Effects of Acne?

Will Acne Cause Scarring?

Any chronic wound or delayed healing process in the skin will cause scarring, whether it be from a surgical wound with complications, an embedded splinter that takes days, weeks or months to work its way out, or an acne pustule that cannot heal. 

If acne persists for several weeks as a pustule or infected area that cannot heal because of fluid being trapped under the skin, the probability of scarring increases. It is for this reason that dermatologists sometimes extract comedones or sebaceous plugs in follicles. This procedure is done in order to open the outlet for debris to exit the skin. In cases of deep cystic acne, a physician might actually incise and drain the acne lesion to minimize future scarring. 

Using an acne treatment product that controls acne in its early stages to prevent the formation of fluid-filled pockets is the best way to prevent permanent scarring from acne.

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If I Have Acne Now, Can I Minimize Permanent Scarring?

Although you might already have some permanent acne scars, you should be able to minimize the development of any new scars. Some important acne tips are: As soon as a new breakout lesion begins, start to control its progression by administering acne medication. Don’t pick or squeeze. Use the Reversion Acne Control System twice daily. Remember that fluid filled or pustule lesions cannot heal until the fluid is gone. This may require an antibiotic, a chemical peel, or even mechanical extraction by a skin care professional. Get plenty of rest and drink 8 glasses of water each day. Start taking an oral antibiotic early if pustular lesions develop and persist for more than 2-3 days.

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What Can I Use To Cover My Acne?

There are several very good products available to cover the discoloration/blemish from acne. You might have noticed that purple or red colors are almost impossible to camouflage. To get the best concealer for acne lesions, it is important to find a product that closely matches your natural skin tone and does not clog your pores. 

Iredale Mineral Cosmetics carries a wonderful product that is an extremely fine powder of micro-pulverized rock or mineral. It comes in different colors to match normal skin tones. This product contains no oil or talcum, and provides up to SPF-60 sun protection factor from UVA and UVB rays. 

A second product that covers blemishes quite well is called "Total Block." This is a liquid used to cover the entire facial area. It has some pigment that can be added to balance out normal skin tones. This product works well for covering blemishes and it has an excellent sun protection factor, although it may have some oiliness. More information can be found at www.totalblock.com.

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If I Stop Using Acne Medication, Will My Acne Return?

Many factors cause acne, including genetic predisposition, oil production, and hormone levels. The factors in life that cause a person to get acne will probably remain essentially unchanged. If an acne medication has been successful in controlling breakouts and then is no longer used, the acne certainly won’t instantly return. However, over time the factors and conditions that cause acne can once again become optimal for acne breakouts. Unless other changes occur in life, some of those skin condition factors may cause acne to return. 

The good news is that those medications that previously worked well in controlling acne should work well again.

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