What is Acne?

Acne Described

Acne goes far beyond pimples and it’s emotional impact is more than just skin deep. Although acne is the most prevalent skin condition in the world, it can make you feel unattractive, isolated and depressed. Unfortunately, there is no cure for acne, but the good news is that we can now help you control this medical condition with the ideal mixture of active ingredients, enabling you to enjoy life free from this condition.

Fortunately, your skin is remarkably resilient. As the body's largest organ, it has amazing abilities, including fighting infections and regulating your temperature. So, when treating your skin with the CleaRx acne treatment system, it can become clear, healthy and glowing again.

Types of Acne

Acne formation happens in four steps that result in whiteheads, red bumps, or blackheads appearing on the surface of your skin. The process all begins with a pore that is clogged. Skin cells are constantly renewing themselves, and fresh skin is revealed every thirty days as old cells die and are sloughed off. These dead cells become sticky when they mix with oil, if you are prone to acne. This results in your pores becoming clogged, when oil and bacteria get trapped inside. 

The second step involves too much oil, or sebum, being produced. The sebaceous glands that are attached to your pores releases oil when stimulated by your androgen hormones. During times of emotional stress or puberty, the activity of the androgen hormones increases. This results in an increase in oil production, which in turn leads to more clogged pores. As more oil is produced, the pore becomes plugged, causing pressure to build up inside. 

The third step is when the acne bacteria begins growing on your skin, naturally begins to spread all over the skin thanks to an abundant supply of oil.

The final step of this process is when the acne bacteria releases inflammatory byproducts upon digesting the oil. These byproducts leak out of the hair follicles. Your body identifies these as foreign and launches an immune reaction. White and red blood cells rush to the supposed "infection" which then causes redness, swelling and inflammation. This results in the red, throbbing, tender bump known as a pimple.