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Adult Acne or Hyperplasia?

“When ever I hear the word ‘Breakout,’ I associate it with acne.”- Bryce Dallas Howard

How many of us remember being that awkward teen with braces and pimples?  So sure were we, that if we could survive until adulthood, with its clear skin, all our dreams would fall into place.  Some of us are still waiting.  Or, to our horror, as our age climbs, those pesky little spots return.  However, what we think is adult acne can actually be a condition known as Sebaceous Hyperlasia and how you are treating it with can be making it worse.

Sebaceous Hyperlasia is an abnormality of the sebaceous glands, resulting from hormonal changes that cause a decrease in androgen and a build-up of sebocytes.  Sebocytes are the cells that form the our sebaceous glands and produce oil.  The overabundance of these cells cause the oil gland to become engorged, resulting in benign tumor like cysts.  It is mostly seen in mid-aged, usually fair complected people . It can affect the face, neck, chest, and back areas.

The problem comes when people mistake these lesions for acne blemishes.  Although in some cases, a little bit of oil may be extracted from them, they usually are characterized as small blemishes that are closed with a dimple in the center.  When they are treated aggressively, they can become worse, or it can damage surrounding glands to produce more of these bumps.  Because it is a condition of the gland, not the pore, in order to truly rid the skin of them, the gland itself must be completely destroyed.  This is only done in a medical setting, as skin care professionals can only analyze the skin.  It is a medical provider that will have to diagnose.

So, what can we do to try to prevent the onset and/or manage Sebaceous Hyperlasia?  Along with gentle treatment of the skin and UV protections, using a medicated face wash, such as Lerosett Botanical Acne Cleanser with salicylic acid, is a great place to begin.  Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA’s) have keratolytic action that cleanses the surface of the skin and works deeply down in the pore to unclog impactions and remove dead cells. Gunilla herbal face wash nor-dry-sen

Gunilla’s Brighten and Renew cream can also help to exfoliate dead skin cells, while the Hydroponic aloe soothes and calms the skin.

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https://www.skinsight.com/skin-conditions/adult/sebaceous-hyperplasia

https://www.healthline.com/health/skin-lumps/sebaceous-hyperplasia#causes-and-risk-factors

 

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Ingredient of the week: Pomegranate

pomegranates.jpgPomegranates have been touted as some of the healthiest fruits available.  Cleopatra is said to have stained her lips red with their juice.  They have even been accused of being the forbidden fruit that Eve offered to Adam.  And, according to Greek mythology, Persephone’s temptation to eat a pomegranate resulted in wintertime.  But, what is so special about these crowned jewels of the fruit world that make them so irressistable?

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Ingredient of the Week: Lemon

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Rich in alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin c and citric acid, products containing lemon will help balance and brighten skin tone when used over time. Since this fruit contains natural AHAs, it helps to exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells, giving it anti-aging benefits as well. You may read more about exfoliation in our blog post HEREContinue reading “Ingredient of the Week: Lemon”