How It Works
Acne is a hereditary skin condition. When one is prone to acne, their skin sheds excessive layers of dead skin cells daily. Those dead skin cells tend to get trapped inside the pores and then form plugs that turn into blackheads or whiteheads. If bacteria gets into a blackhead or whitehead, it gets inflamed and it turns into a pimple.
There are two types of acne: inﬂamed and non-inﬂamed. Most people have a combination of both.
Inﬂamed – red pimples and pustules, that have Acnes P. bacteria inside them. Most times they are painful, swollen and hot to the touch.
Non-inﬂamed – blackheads and whiteheads. Essentially those are both the same, plugs formulated by build up of dead skin cells and oils inside the pore. Blackheads, however, have an opening to the surface, the oil in the plug oxidizes and turns darker. Whiteheads are little bumps that feel like tiny pieces of sand. They are trapped underneath your skin and take a little longer to treat as they have to come closer to the surface. If this type of acne is prevalent on your skin, it is expected that you will experience some extra breakouts when you ﬁrst start your treatment as all of those lesions will be coming closer to the surface of your skin.
In order to have clear skin, you have to keep your pores clean at all times. #SKIN uses Mandelic acid and Benzoyl Peroxide for that purpose.
Mandelic Acid is a gentle AHA that goes inside the pores and dissolves the dead skin cells thus preventing new pimples from forming.
Benzoyl Peroxide kills the Acne Bacteria and reduces the inflamed breakouts (pimples).
It takes about 4-5 months to achieve clear skin. Mandelic serum will prevent you from forming new breakouts, however the ones that have already started will come out to the surface. So in the first 4-5 months of your treatment you will still experience breakouts. Sometimes if you have a lot of impactions under your skin, the regimen will bring them to the surface so your acne might get a little worse before it gets better. Do not let that discourage you as that is a normal part of the process.
This is not another miracle acne product. It is a method that has been used successfully for years, but it takes time, work and patience. Skin does not change as fast as hair or nails. When you apply the products for a week or even a month you are not going to miraculously get perfect and clear skin. When you are acne prone, it takes time to get rid of all the impurities underneath your skin. It is similar to being on a weight loss program. You will do the staples every day – work out and eat right, but you will have to stick with it until you achieve the results you want.
There are two steps in the treatment – each is 2 months long. The first step is gentler, as the Mandelic Acid and Benzoyl peroxide need to be introduced to the skin gradually to avoid irritation. The second step gives skin a little boost when still in the clearing process. Once your acne is under control you will continue to use Step 2 as a maintenance kit.
Remember! Being prone to acne is a lifelong condition. There is no cure for it. This program keeps it under control by reducing your breakouts dramatically. However once you are clear, you cannot stop maintaining the cleanliness of your pores. If you do stop, the dead skin cell buildup will happen again followed by breakouts. So think of this treatment method as of skin lifestyle, not a one time thing.
Now that you know how it all works, let’s take the first step and choose your starter kit: Click Here.