One of our main products here at Dermis Vitamins is our anti-acne vitamin formula for teens and adults. We believe that acne is the result of things going on inside of our bodies, rather than from outside forces. Because of that, we wanted to offer some solutions to heal your acne from the inside-out, and some steps to take to reduce acne breakouts in the meantime.
What causes acne?
Acne generally occurs on your face, back, neck, shoulders, and chest, but can appear anywhere on the body. These places are especially prone to acne because they produce the most sebum - a type of oil that can lead to acne. While sebum itself doesn’t cause acne, overproduction of sebum combined with dead skin cells, dirt, and makeup can cause build up in your pores. This then plugs up the pore, creating the perfect environment for bacteria to grow. Depending on the exact way the plug is situated within the pore will determine whether you are left with a whitehead or blackhead. If this clogged pore becomes inflamed, you can be left with the cyst-like lumps we commonly associate with pimples.
Now that you know the exact reason why acne forms, it is important to also understand what factors can make acne worse.
- Hormones: Hormones are one of the main triggers for acne, especially during puberty. As hormones increase and change in both boys and girls, the glands that produce sebum can enlarge and overproduce the oil. Additionally, hormonal changes due to pregnancy or birth control pills can also change the production of sebum to either increase or decrease.
- Diet: Eating foods that contain a lot of carbs or dairy has been shown to increase acne. While many people believe that eating greasy foods can cause acne, this is just a myth. However, working in a greasy area, such as a kitchen, can increase acne due to oil sticking to the skin.
- Stress: Our mothers were right - stress can cause your skin to breakout.
- Makeup: A lot of makeups on the market will be labeled “noncomedogenic,” meaning, essentially, that it won’t clog pores and is usually oil-free. If a makeup is not labeled as such, that means that it can clog your pores which can cause acne if not removed regularly. However, it is important to understand that the main causes of acne are a result of what is inside our bodies, and not on our face.
As you can see, most of what causes acne is a result of what is happening inside of your body. While we have all been in the position of slathering our faces with chemicals to try and get rid of stubborn acne, the truth is that your acne won’t go away overnight. However, while you try to heal your acne from the inside-out, there are some steps you can take to help control your acne.
- Clean up your diet: You don’t have to suddenly give up all of the foods you love, but cutting down on carby foods and sugary soft drinks is a good place to start. Some people even experience acne as a result of a mild gluten-intolerance they don’t even realize they have. Look closely at your diet and try to analyze what you eat before experiencing breakouts so you know to avoid those foods.
- Relax: Have you ever stressed out so much about a pimple that you gave yourself another pimple? Or maybe you find yourself or your teenager to be broken out when things get tough at work or school. Finding ways to relax could help reduce the number of breakouts you experience. Try meditating, binging on your favorite Netflix show, or ensuring you are getting enough sleep.
- Moisturize and Exfoliate: Chances are, if you have been using chemicals to get rid of acne your skin has suffered the consequences. Chemicals dry out our skin, causing more dead skin cells to be present on the surface which, as we learned, can clog pores and cause acne. Find an oil-free moisturizer that is designed for your skin type (either dry, oily, normal, or combination), and exfoliate with a sugar scrub or sonic brush once a week. Over-exfoliating can irritate your skin and cause more problems, so give your skin time to heal between exfoliating.
- Is your hair to blame? Maybe you’ve done all of this, use a healthy moisturizer, and don’t even wear makeup and are still experiencing breakouts. Take a look at what you put in your hair. Using pomades and other sticky or oily products in your hair can get on your face and cause breakouts. Additionally, these products can transfer to your pillowcase when you sleep, which your face will probably come into contact with. Which reminds us, make sure you are washing your pillowcase at least once a week, if not more often, to avoid breakouts.
Heal Acne From The Inside Out With Dermis Vitamins
Our supplements for acne are a natural remedy for pimples and stubborn breakouts. They contain vitamins for healthy skin, including Vitamins A, C, E, B-6, zinc, and rose hips - all in a vegetarian capsule. These are considered safe supplements for teenagers and adults alike, and and help to replenish critical nutrients to the skin. Start healing your acne from the inside-out today with Dermis Vitamins for clear skin!