WHAT IS ACNE?
Acne is a very comment skin condition. Known as zits, pimples, cysts, breakouts, blemishes, whiteheads, blackheads, comedones, pustules, acne impacts about 85 percent of the population at some point during their lifetime.
Four main steps create the acne, red bump, whitehead or blackhead you see on your skin.
Skin cells are in a constant state of renewal. As old cells die, they are sloughed off to reveal fresh skin about every thirty days. But if you have acne prone skin, these dead cells do not slough off, they clog your pores, trapping oil and bacteria inside. The first step leading up to the formation of a pimple results from the oil, and skin cell secretions being trapped at the hair follicle.
THE OVERPRODUCTION OF OIL OR SEBUM
Your androgen hormones stimulate the release of oil from the sebaceous (oil) glands, draining directly to your pores. During puberty or times of emotional stress, androgen activity increases, causing greater oil production and more clogged pores. As oil continues to be produced, it is trapped behind the plug, collecting and building pressure inside the pore.
BACTERIAL COLONIZATION WITH P. ACNES ON OILY SKIN
As the bacteria digest the oil, they release inflammatory byproducts that leak out of the follicle causing swelling, redness and tenderness.
The four-step acne process doesn’t happen overnight. Hidden from sight, it slowly occurs over the course of several weeks, long before a breakout becomes visible on your face. Fortunately, with SKORR you have a chance to stop mild to moderate acne breakouts before they surface.