Acne

 

Who’s Affected?

 

Age 

% Affected

Women

Men

12-24

85%

-

-

25-39

55%

35%

20%

40-49

38%

26%

12% 

 

What’s the cause?

 

 Causes

Fact

Fiction

Maybe

Likewise Solutions

Clogged Pores

 

 

 

Inflammation

 

 

 

Bacteria

 

 

 

Genetics

 

 

 

 

Hormones

 

 

 

High Glycemic Diet

 

 

 

Milk

 

 

 

Vitamins

 

 

 

Chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

Stage 1: Clogged Pores

 

Normal hair follicle. The cells at the surface of hair follicles become sticky and sluggish, creating a bottleneck at the opening of a follicle. Whiteheads occur when the surface cells grow over the hair follicle, blocking the opening of the follicle. Blackheads occur when the hair follicle remains open and the air oxidizes the cells trapped inside, resulting in the dark color. 

NOTE: Acne consisting of blackheads and whiteheads without red bumps is known as comedonal acne.

 

 

TREATMENT: 

 

Retinoids in Likewise Age-Defying Wrinkle Smoother normalize sticky cells and increase the turnover of sluggish cells, opening up the bottleneck. ... ... The salicylic, glycolic, and malic acid in Likewise Clarifying Face & Body Wash increase cell turnover and decrease cell stickiness.

 

 

 Stage 2: Red bumps

 

Oil glands pour oil into the follicle, beneath the bottleneck, causing the pore to expand until it ruptures.

Inflammation and Bacteria

Inflammation: Immune cells congregate around hair follicles causing redness and scarring.

Bacteria: Bacteria live deep in pores and contribute to inflammation when they begin to feed on the cells trapped in the pores.

 


TREATMENT:
  

 

... ... Zinc and niacinimide in Likewise Moisturizing Defense calm inflammation, while the azelaic acid, a naturally-occurring acid found in cereal grains, inhibits bacterial growth.