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How understanding your skin can solve your acne problem

10th September 2012  : 

Oily skin can be the blight of many peoples' lives, and can be the cause of a variety of skin conditions and complaints including pimples, acne and the resulting acne scarring. However, you don't need a Qualification in Dermatology to combat this annoying skin complaint.

The first step is understanding exactly what causes oily skin, which is actually quite simple. Basically, underneath the surface of the skin you will find some glands known as the Sebaceous Glands, which are needed to keep your skin hydrated and looking healthy.

If these glands do not produce enough sebum, then you are likely to have dry skin, and those oils will need replacing using a good moisturiser. On the other hand, if the Sebaceous Glands produce too much sebum, then the result is oily skin. Excessive amounts of oil clog up the pores that are found in the outside layer of the skin and huge problems with acne could arise.

Many acne treatments may be good at tackling the actual acne, on the surface, but don't necessarily tackle the root cause of the problem. If the root cause is not identified and targeted, treatments may be completely pointless as the acne could return. This is why it is important for you to consult with a Dermatologist who will examine your skin and discover if excess sebum is the only problem, and how best to go about tackling the cause.

Acne treatments at sk:n clinics typically involve a type of laser treatments that are used to purify the skin, clearing the skin of its problematic areas, and include products that can be used at home to continue fighting the root cause, essentially by controlling the amount of oil your skin produces, whilst exfoliating the outer layer of skin removing dead skin cells.

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