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Acne Vulgaris

What is Acne Vulgaris?

Acne vulgaris is the scientific name for acne which is a common chronic skin disease involving blockage and/or inflammation of hair follicles and their accompanying sebaceous gland. Acne vulgaris can be present as noninflammatory, inflammatory, or a mixture of both, affecting mostly the face but also the back and chest.

Treatments

Treatment for the condition include over-the-counter products containing salicylic acid and/or benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, sulfur, and perscription antibiotics. Professional treatments such as chemical peels can be helpful. Blue light therapy has also been very successful in acne treatment. Always check with your dermatologist.

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All about Acne Vulgaris

When most people think of acne, they envision a teenager or adolescent with a pimply face, but this skin problem isn’t unique to the younger set. Adults get it too. The official medical name for this skin condition is acne vulgaris. Vulgaris literally means common, which is appropriate since so many people are affected by this skin problem.

What Causes It?

The red bumps and clogged pores that are so characteristic of acne is related to the overproduction of an oily substance called sebum. Sebum is made by sebaceous glands that lie adjacent to hair follicles. It has the beneficial function of lubricating and protecting the skin, but when too much is much produced, it causes skin cells inside the hair follicle to stick together. These cells are continuously being produced and sloughed off, but sebum causes them to clog up the follicle and pore that connects to the surface of the skin. Bacteria feed on the dead skin cells and sebum. This leads to inflammation and the red bumps and pustules you see with acne.

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This product provides a dramatic improvement in the skin's appearance, feel, and function.
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A brush head for acne-prone skin to be used with any Clarisonic device.
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1 ct | CS071
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An exfoliating gel that helps to combat stubborn blemishes.
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3.3 oz | PN007
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A spot treatment that rids of blemishes and ingrown hairs.
$28.00
1.18 oz | RC052
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Manage breakouts and put your best face forward.
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BC052
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An exfoliating solution that helps to reduce redness, blackheads and white bumps.
$26.00
4 oz | PN010
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An anti-bacterial mask that fights off blemishes with Ginger and Shiso.
$28.00
4 ct | KA004
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This exfoliating lotion moisturizes skin as it increases cell turnover.
$28.00
3.3 oz | PN005
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A 3-step system inspired by dermatologists' treatment protocols.
$29.99 $48.00 value
LP110
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Purify and clarify with this antibacterial deep pore cleansing gel.
$28.00
6.75 oz | MR008
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This cleanser helps to clear and prevent acne blemishes.
$27.00
6 oz | CS073
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Prevent blemishes, deeply cleanse and remove impurities with this clarifying cleanser.
$29.00
6.75 oz | JB059
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