There are so many myths and truths when it comes to skincare. One of the most popular searches on the internet when it comes to skincare is "what causes acne?" This is a burning question centered on research and speculation, so we're here to tell you the facts.
Fact #1. Acne is not caused by dirty skin.
Acne is the result of
- changes in, and overproduction of, oil,
- clogging of pores,
- bacterial or yeast action, and
The best way to combat acne is to use products that target the problems:
Salicylic acid kills the acne causing bacteria and helps dead cells slough off and out of the pores to treat blackheads. The simplest way to use salicylic acid is with Saifya Cosmetics Wash Your Face Salicylic Acid Cleanser that also removes oil while leaving a layer of medicated benzoyl peroxide on your skin.
Fact #2. There is a yeast that normally lives peacefully on our skin but that can sometimes cause trouble.
One issue that some people fall victim to is seborrheic dermatitis aka dandruff. It can lead to redness, flaking and itching of the scalp, ears, face, back and chest. Seborrheic dermatitis is associated with an overgrowth of Pityrosporum yeast, also called Malassezia. Wash Your Face Salicylic Acid Cleanser is the best way to combat this problem when used daily.
Fact #3. Dry skin is not prevented or treated by drinking water.
If drinking water solved our dry skin problems, then soaking in a hot tub would quench our thirst. Dry skin is dry because the outer dead skin cell layer is damaged and can't hold water. The best way to combat this is by using a daily moisturizer like Shine Bright Vitamin C Moisturizer by Safiya Cosmetics. This advanced Vitamin C crème protects, hydrates and conditions the skin without irritation. Vitamin C is a major anti-oxidant in the body. It is well established that Vitamin C is essential for healthy skin. This formula also incorporates Picea Abies Extract to calm redness and Red Marine Algae to condition dull sluggish skin.
Fact #4. Blackheads are black because of oxidation not dirt.
Blackheads are also known as “open comedones.” Whiteheads, are considered “closed comedones." Both are caused by pores getting clogged with dead skin and oil. Blackheads are black or dark brown because the melanin pigment in the plug gets oxidized by oxygen, making it appear dark.
Help treat and prevent this pesky issue by washing your face with Wash Your Face Foaming Acne Wash by Safiya Cosmetics. Our specially formulated facial cleansing liquid contains a blend of botanical and scientifically proven ingredients to provide skin with moisture, restore unbalanced skin, and renew the skins surface. No more dull face babe! The ultimate facial cleanser (and the last one you’ll ever need to purchase), this refreshing gel-to-foam cleanser removes impurities, dirts, and excess oils, working to rebalance, detoxify, and clarify your skin. As naturally sourced salicylic acid works to clarify the skin, a blend of essential oils refreshes and brighten for the ultimate glow.
Fact #5. A Lack of Sleep Can Affect Your Skin
We all know this one, but it’s important to reiterate it. A lack of the z's can cause stress to your skin, leading to unwanted breakouts and a dull complexion.
Don’t deprive your body and skin of that much-needed sleep; let your body use the time to regenerate and recover from your day.