What Causes Acne?

What Causes Acne? - 7E Wellness

What Causes Acne?

Acne is a skin condition in which the hair follicles get clogged with oil and dead skin cells. This plug is a problem, and it can turn into blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples. This is one reason why acne pops up during puberty: for one thing, your oil glands are working overtime, and for another, the hair follicles on your face are becoming more prominent on both boys and girls. 

Pimples come in a variety of forms, but if you’re a fellow acne sufferer, you may recognize the descriptions as things you once experienced or still are experiencing. They are:

  • Whiteheads: closed, clogged pores
  • Blackheads: open, clogged pores
  • Papules: small red, tender bumps
  • Pimples: also known as pustules, they are papules with pus at the tip
  • Nodules: Large, solid, painful lumps beneath the surface of the skin
  • Cystic lesions: Painful, pus-filled lumps beneath the surface of the skin

Sound familiar? Living through acne can be traumatic, and needs to be taken care of not just for medical reasons but also for social and confidence reasons.

Having a good skincare routine is key as well as not over drying the skin. When you dry the skin out, then it will cause the body to produce more oil because it is dry.  Hydration is the most important factor to keeping the skin in a good balance.  

We recommend our Replenish Spritzer that contains Hyaluronic Acid which is humectant to keep the skin moist and hydrated.

How does Microcurrent help with Acne?

Microcurrent, when used frequently, helps to keep the skin oxygenated and bacteria can not live in an oxygenated environment.  Microcurrent also increases ATP in the skin cell, which will help keep scar tissue from forming and also helps in the healing process. Microcurrent will also help to push serums in deeper and help to lock in hydration. 

7eWellness has a professional device called the MD which has an Acne program that addresses lymphatic drainage. This helps to get rid of toxins under the skin which causes breakouts.  It is important if you are working on acne that you remember the skin is irritated and you want to do healing modalities.