THE SCIENCE OF
We all know how healthy skin is supposed to look – moisturized, soft, elastic, with an even skin tone, firm complexion unified, and a radiant glow. However, how is this achieved?Moisture in the skin is one of the most essential factors for health. Water is a vital component involved in almost any skin process. A compromised skin barrier can lead to loss of hydration and can cause dryness. This makes the skin more susceptible to sensitivities, redness, and inflammations, but it also causes the skin to become loose, appear dull, or show early signs of aging.
Melanin is another important agent in your skin that has a protective function and gives the skin its color. It shields the skin from many external damaging influences, one of which is the harmful UV rays. When your skin is exposed to harmful UV light, more melanin is produced as a defense mechanism. Furthermore, when skin damage occurs, or the surface is impacted with acne, the process of melanin production is increased again for protection purposes. This leads to the forming of dark spots, otherwise regarded as hyperpigmentation. More reasons for the presence of pigmented spots are internal factors such as hormonal changes, allergies, health issues, etc.
Something that should not be underestimated is the balance of the skin. It can be disrupted by many external or internal factors, but most notably, it is reflected in the increased production of sebum, which makes the skin oily. That often leads to clogged pores, and when it’s not taken care of properly, it can cause blemishes such as pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, etc.
Acne-prone skin is also very susceptible to these blemishes – they are easy to form, hard to get rid of, and leave undesirable marks. Acne is a non-contagious skin condition characterized by pimples and spots caused by inflamed and infected sebaceous glands. It is not only important to choose suitable skincare, but also to adopt a healthy and balanced lifestyle to manage skin conditions and various skin concerns.