Acne is the result of overactive sebaceous glands within the skin follicles. While the sebaceous glands serve a helpful purpose by preventing skin from drying out, too much sebum quickly causes the skin to have problems. The excess sebum combines with dead skin cells to plug up the follicle, which causes the bumps known as acne. People of any age can have overactive sebaceous glands, so acne is not uncommon in adults today. The cause of overactive sebaceous glands can vary and is not always known. Hormonal changes and genetics may contribute to problems with acne.
While home treatments can be helpful in keeping acne at bay, medical grade treatments on a regular basis are especially effective. Glycolic acid has been found to be extremely effective in the treatment of acne. Glycolic acid can deeply exfoliate skin, which allows for the removal of all the dead skin cells and excess sebum. The new skin that is revealed will be smoother, softer, and cleaner. Salicylic acid is often a component of acne treatment because it can inhibit the formation of new acne. Glycolic acid and salicylic acid combine well, so they may be used in a single treatment for people with acne concerns.
There are several highly purified glycolic acid based acne products available for home use. The Cane + Austin skincare line has products for home use that range from 5 percent glycolic acid to 30 percent glycolic acid. The Acne Retexture Pads use the same quality products used at the Cane + Austin Medi Spa. The product contains 5 percent glycolic acid and 2 percent salicylic acid. When used consistently in between acne treatments at the medi spa, the Acne Retexture Pads keep the skin smooth, clear, and free of bacteria and acne.
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