Thursday, August 4, 2016


More articles are appearing on Acne problem. Nearly 50 million Americans suffer from it according to American Academy of Dermatology. The latest article by Lori Smith in MNT is also informative. After working on Acne disorder, Herbally Radiant  launched its most effective formulation CLEAN to treat it. It is useful to learn about the causes and symptoms of Acne.

Main causes are : oil production, dead skin cells, clogged pores, bacteria and hormonal imbalance.  Acne typically appears on face, neck, chest, back and shoulders that have most oil (sebaceous) glands. Acne occurs when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.
Hair follicles are connected to oil glands. These glands secrete an oily substance (sebum) to lubricate your hair and skin. Sebum normally travels along the hair shafts and through the openings of the hair follicles onto the surface of our skin. When body produces excess amount of sebum and dead skin cells, the two can build up in hair follicles, and form a soft plug, creating an environment where bacteria can thrive. If the clogged pore becomes infected with bacteria, inflammation results.
The plugged pore may cause the follicle wall to bulge and produce a whitehead. Or the plug may be open to the surface and may darken, causing a blackhead. A blackhead may look like dirt stuck in pores. But actually the pore is congested with bacteria and oil, which turns brown when it's exposed to the air.
Pimples are raised red spots with a white center that develop when blocked hair follicles become inflamed or infected. Blockages and inflammation that develop deep inside hair follicles produce cyst-like lumps beneath the surface of your skin.
Topically applied therapy for those affected by mild acne and blackheads may include the use of: Benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, Retinoid, Salicylic acid, and Sulfur

Do’s and Don’ts : Avoid  :
 -vigorous cleaning and scrubbing of the skin
- using very hot or very cold water when washing
- harsh toners, exfoliants, astringents, strong soaps, or scrubbing pads unless told otherwise
- popping, squeezing, rubbing, touching, or picking at affected areas
- getting sunburn or tanning
- use of pore-clogging skin care products
Do’s :
-Gently wash the face or affected area once or twice daily with a mild natural organic cleanser and lukewarm water
-Remove all make-up in the evening before going to bed
-Consider using oil-free skin care products, especially herbal organic products made to deal with Acne disorders
-For people with dry skin, fragrance-free, water-based emollients are recommended

Milder form of acne includes the presence of blackheads and whiteheads. These blemishes are caused by a skin oil called sebum clogging the pores. While sebum may seem like a problem, it is vital for moisturizing the skin. Sebum leads to various forms of acne when a layer of dead skin cells blocks the body's release of sebum from the skin's pores.
Inflammatory acne is characterized by moderate and severe forms of acne. This can lead to blemishes such as pimples, papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts.

Moderate acne is the presence of papules and pustules, which are caused by bacteria. The presence of bacteria leads to skin irritation and inflammation.

Severe acne is harsher form of moderate acne, additionally with presence of nodules and cysts.

Blackheads: These are not black due to the presence of dirt. Their black appearance is due to the skin's pigment's contact with oxygen. This contact occurs because the surface of the blackhead is open and exposed to the air.

Whiteheads: These are closed, firm, and are characterized by a white bump. Squeezing them will not release the clogged material.

Papules,Pustules,Nodules and Cysts: Papules are inflamed, pink or red, sore, and tender bumps on skin – smaller in size; pustules are small, inflamed, pink or red, and tender lesions with a center core filled with yellow/white pus. Nodules are characterized by deeply embedded, large, painful, and firm skin lumps. Cysts are Similar to nodules, deeply embedded, pus-filled acne lesions that resemble a boil. These may cause permanent scars.
After testing combinations of many ingredients, Herbally Radiant launched one of its most popular ranges: CLEAN – Cleanser, Toner, Serum and Scrub. Aloe vera based, CLEAN products contain witch hazel, cranberry extract, black willowbark, glycolic acid, billberry, activated charcoal, vegetable glycerin, orange-lemon extract, roman chamomile, rosemary,Pro-Vitamin B5, rooibos tree extract blended with Essential Oils: tea tree, neem, jojoba and avocado.
The CLEAN formulations when applied regularly inhibit inflammation and bacterial proliferation, keeping skin comfortable all day long.  The natural ingredients reduce irritation of benzoyl peroxide by increasing the efficacy of gentle additives that have wider compatibility.
The CLEAN serum is a powerful formulation that is 100% natural, pure and effective. This fast absorbing and non-greasy serum works as a booster to help support and treat the skin from within, delivering the highest potency of anti-oxidants and oils, thereby rejuvenating, hydrating and brightening the skin.
We also advise our customers to avoid drugs containing corticosteroids, androgens or lithium, extra sugar and sugary drinks and avoid stress. Most of the pharma-based cosmetics have parabens or other harsh chemicals that can provide only temporary relief. Natural ingredients offer the best  and ever lasting treatment for acne.

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