Treating the Cause of Acne

Acne is a condition that at its mildest is embarrassing and annoying and at its toughest is painful and totally debilitating. Many people resort to strong medication and courses of antibiotics which can have a negative long-term impact on health. It’s heartbreaking watching a teenage life become insular because of acne. And we see those cases often where teens are emotionally impacted! But we know a more natural treatment is at hand that works to get to the root of the problem.

Why do some people get acne and others don’t?

Acne is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the sebaceous glands. It’s usually genetic, and is characterised by blackheads, whiteheads, macules, papules, pustules and cysts, which often lead to scarring. Puberty is frequently the time when acne begins as the body produces the hormone testosterone. This hormone stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce excess sebum – which becomes trapped in the hair follicle. Dead cells are attached to this sticky substance and bacteria forms.

However, there are many other non-hormonal causes of acne such as dairy intake, a high glycemic diet, food allergies and sensitivities, high dietary fat intake, environmental exposure to pollutants, sweating, high stress and cortisol and poor digestive function.

So if acne runs in your family, unfortunately you have a high chance of acne becoming an issue.

What can you do about it?

Firstly, decide to take positive action, that doesn’t include courses of strong medication like Roaccutane. Visit our Naturopath to find the cause of your acne and to follow the right steps towards a happier healthier skin for you. Our skin practitioner team will work alongside our Naturopath and in partnership with you agree on a series of treatments to soften and remove those dead skin cells, reduce the inflammation, remove hardened plugs of sebum, destroy the bacteria and flush out what the skin doesn’t require. This will get to the root of the issue. At Vital Effect we choose to partner with DMK, whose founder Danne Montague-King suffered with acne as a teenager. He was so motivated to find a workable acne solution to save others from the misery he went through that he went on to develop a global cosmeceutical brand with acne treatment at its foundation. Commit to a course of action with us, and together we can deliver results through actions both in the clinic and at home.

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