Acne is so common in teens that it often goes untreated. And yet simple daily habits, based on understanding how acne develops, can really improve teen and adult acne prone skin.
Your skin cells are constantly replacing themselves, making their way up to your skin's outermost layer, the epidermis. The flat dry outer layers of skin cells form a protective layer. Pores, some so tiny they can hardly be seen, open to a hair follicle and an oil gland. Sebum oil produced inside the hair follicle travels upward and protects and moisturizes our skin. A pore blockage can occur when there is too much oil, too many dry skin cells, or the pore is blocked on the surface from something such as sweat or oily cosmetics. Bacteria are then drawn to the mix, and the results are blackheads or whiteheads.
It is important to gently wash skin twice a day removing all dirt, makeup and sweat. Hair also should be shampooed daily and, if possible, kept off the face. Keep hands washed. It is true; touching your face can make acne worse. Your hands can add more bacteria to your skin.
Clarity Clear Skin Essentials Acne Prevention System uses a unique combination of salicylic acid and Melaleuca Oil to quickly cleanse away pore-clogging substances, all the while protecting and moisturizing your skin. Salicylic acid, instead of over drying skin, helps reduce swelling and redness, and unplugs blocked skin pores, and helps stop the acne process. Salicylic acid was found more effective for acne treatment than benzoyl peroxide.
Melaleuca oil was also found to be very effective in treating acne with fewer side effects than benzoyl peroxide.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide tells us that acne is common to those working in hostile chemical environments, people suffering from hormonal imbalances, or those under physical or emotional stress.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide also recommends minimizing sugar intake. Now a recent study has linked a high glycemic index/glycemic load diet and a high dairy diet with acne. National Public Radio further explains that foods that spike blood sugar can also increase oil production and acne.
Foods that have a high glycemic index/glycemic load raise sugar levels quickly, triggering a flood of insulin and other hormones which some scientists think can increase oil production and cause inflammation. Foods with a high glycemic index/load include white bread, white rice, sweetened cereals and candy. Whole foods and cereals with their fiber intact tend to be low glycemic foods.
Another way to help balance blood sugar levels is by adding clinically tested Attain GC Control to the diet. When our body handles sugar and insulin efficiently we feel less tired and less hungry, and weight loss becomes easier. And according to research, we're less prone to acne.
Acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States affecting millions of Americans. Fortunately it is a condition that will improve with daily care.
~ Richard M Barry
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I'm 50 years old and suffered from severe acne my entire life. When I was in college, my dermatologist put me on Accutane. It worked, but when I turned 40, my face starting breaking out again. I tried several different products including prescription, but nothing worked, and didn't want to use products with chemicals. Then I was introduced to Melaleuca in March 2012. Luckily for me, I no longer have to worry about acne, as I have my Clarity! I absolutely love it, and won't wash my face with anything else. Thank you Melaleuca!!
I had my first breakout in middle school. I'm an adult now and still get acne. I have tried EVERYTHING! Over-the-counter face washes, prescription face washes, cremes, prescription medication (the same one I tried twice, but didn't like the side effects) and even Proactive. The problem with Proactive is it's too drying. I could only use the face wash. The toner burned, and the moisturizer wasn't moisturizing enough. I signed up for Melaleuca because of Clarity. I was desperate to try anything! And I ABSOLUTELY LOVE it! I have oily-combo skin. My face doesn't feel dry anymore, it's not as oily anymore, AND I can use all of the clarity products because they don't burn or dry out my face. Sometimes I forget to even put on the moisturizer because my face isn't dry anymore. My prescription medication was for more severe acne, but I've stopped taking it because I don't need it anymore. When I do have a "bad day" I add a few drops of the Melaleuca Oil to my moisturizer before bed, and it's usually gone in the morning. Amazing! Thanks Melaleuca. I will never switch stores again!
I use the Clarity Spot Treatment for chigger bites and mosquito bites! Then If I need, I cover that with MelaGel, but the Spot Treatment stops the itch immediately!
I had always had very acne prone, rosacea prone skin, very hot and red. At about the age of 48 I found Proactive through a TV commercial and gave it a try. Within 3 days it changed the texture and temperature of my skin. I, of course, was sold. I have tried many other brands in the meantime and always found myself going backward to that hot, red mess I had before. Even Melaleuca's Zap-It! was way too drying for my face. So I was very reluctant to try yet another product, but I decided I at least had to try. I loved it! Clarity works every bit as well as Proactive for my skin and is less expensive. And, if I do get a little pimple I simply apply the Spot Treatment and it's gone in a day or 2 at the most. Clarity works great, and at a much more reasonable price! I am sold and never going back! Thanks Melaleuca!
As far as I know, there's no other product anywhere that is non toxic with such outstanding quality and value. I've tried everything under the sun before discovering Melaleuca products, and I was so surprised when I searched online for "benzoyl peroxide chemical burn" because Proactive burned my face so badly... I read that benzoyl peroxide caused skin cancer in lab animals, and I was scrubbing my face with it day and night...YIKES!! I haven't had any new breakouts or blemishes since I started using Clarity. My pores are shrinking and my skin is never dried out, peeling, or uncomfortably tight feeling. And I love the light, fresh scent of this product. I'm almost 30 years old and had perfectly clear skin my entire life until I turned about 24. I guess it has something to do with hormones, or maybe stress, who knows... All I know is that Clarity Clear Skin Essentials has cleared up all of my skin issues. Thank you Melaleuca!
I actually have two stories...My son had terrible acne, and I purchased the "Zap-It!" pack (Now Clarity) to treat his acne. I asked him to use it religiously and he agreed. It was a VERY short time and his acne (his face) cleared up very nicely! Acne - GOOD BYE! Just another great product from Melaleuca!
I was diagnosed with Rosacea on my face. My face was all red lines on my cheeks and face was almost purple because of this condition. I started using the Clarity products and Viola! My cheeks are NOT purple anymore and the red lines have almost vanished completely! Thank you Melaleuca!
One of the great things about Melaleuca's products is they are so versatile. Besides the use they were created for, there are so many other applications. Clarity Acne Spot Treatment is amazing for healing ingrown hairs. I share this tip with all my "sugaring" (waxing) clients. They agree. Because it penetrates, it encourages the ingrown hair to come to a head and heals any infection - even prevents it in the first place. I also use it on mosquito bites. It takes the itch away instantly.
My Clarity story is one of pure relief! I am one of those lucky souls who made it through my teen years acne free, just to hit my 20s and start breaking out! I tried Proactive just to end up getting a nasty rash every time I used it. Turns out I am allergic to the active ingredient in it, causing me to look like a clown every time! So my options were limited with my super sensitive skin. When I started using Clarity my skin improved within a week! I don't get all dried out, and I don't break out in a rash! I love it! It is easy to use and leaves my skin feeling so clean and soft! So nice to have finally found an acne product that I can use!