Few days from now, we will welcome the year 2013. Traditionally, we create our own New Year’s Resolution. And for this year, I have a lot of things that I want to change, like taking care of my skin.
Having a stressful, multitasking job as blogger, Social Media manager, and researcher, I’ve been through a lot of acne problems whenever I stayed late at night.
And for the year 2013, I’ll see to it that I will have an eight-hour of sleep, will eat a lot of fruits, join marathons, and took Vitamin C for a healthy skin.
One of the skin problems that we encountered is having acne.
Acne happens when sebaceous glands attached to the hair follicles are stimulated at the time of puberty by elevated levels of male hormones. Sebum is a natural substance which lubricates and protects the skin. Associated with increased oil production is a change in the manner in which the skin cells mature so that they are predisposed to clog the follicular openings or pores. The clogged hair follicle gradually enlarges, producing a bump. As the follicle enlarges, the wall may rupture, allowing irritating substances and normal skin bacteria access into the deeper layers of the skin, ultimately producing inflammation.
It is a continuous cycle and the factors of having pimples are dead skin cells clog pores, acne bacteria grow and multiply behind the blocked pore, oil accumulation, and frequent Inflammation and swelling
In case you didn’t know, Proactiv® is number 1 anti acne system with almost 15 million users all over the world.
It is a combination therapy system that heals the blemishes in your face. A lot of Proactiv users improves their skin texture, tone, and pore size within the first few days of use.
Did you know that small pimples often clear within the first week? Meanwhile, larger and more inflamed breakouts, it took 1-3 weeks before clearing.
Christian Melanie Lee is a freelance social media manager and web developer. She also devoted her time managing her food blog, and music/concert blog. One of the Hootsuite Ambassador for the Philippines since 2014 and currently working as social media manager for the local band, The Itchyworms.
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