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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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A decongesting cleansing gel recommended for oily or problematic skin.
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This exfoliating toner removes excess residue and dead skin cells, leaving your skin with a beautiful glow.
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Reduce breakouts from the inside by 55% in six weeks with this scientifically proven complex.
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A Clarisonic refill cleanser and brush head for acne-prone skin.
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This serum effectively tightens pores and boosts skin renewal, evening texture and tone.
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This gentle and effective spot treatment clears existing acne while reducing oil production.
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A cleansing bar that reduces breakouts and inflammation.
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A spot treatment specially formulated to address your most stubborn skin imperfections.
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This gel gently clears pores, reduces excess oil, and restores and strengthens enlarged pore walls.
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Exclusively formulated to clear up blackheads, refine pores and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
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An effective blackhead and oil extractor.
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