How Do Pimples Occur?
Interwoven in the layers of your skin are a large number of minute, invisible sebaceous glands, approximately 300 per square centimetre. The majority of these glands are found in the face, décolleté and the shoulder.
The sebaceous glands have an important task. They produce special fats – sebum, which provide the skin with a smooth protective layer.
However, should the opening of one of these sebaceous glands become blocked by dirt or skin cells, which have clumped together, etc. the excreted sebum accumulates and a blackhead is formed.
Certain skin bacteria (propioni bacterium acnes) collect on the sebaceous matter of the blackheads, which causes the inflammation of the sebaceous glands. Pus forms and then you have the unwelcome result – a troublesome pimple.
How Can You Make Those Pimples Disappear?
Even though the advertising industry promises you a real wonder, pimples and blackheads cannot be gotten rid of overnight. However, you will be able to deal with this annoying problem, with the correct skin care and a little patience.
The protective acid mantle of the skin with its pH value of 5.5 plays an important role, as a protective mechanism. This is our skin’s natural barrier against harmful environmental influences and germs.
The slightly acidic pH value of 5.5 prevents harmful bacteria from multiplying on the skin, this protecting you from infections.
Dermatologists recommend to cleanse and care for problematic skin with a soap-free cleanser and skin products which have the same pH value of 5.5 of healthy skin.
This stabilises the health of the skin’s acid mantle, protecting against acne-causing bacteria (propioni bacterium acnes).
Pimples simply do not have a chance!
What is pH?
pH is the value of acid or alkali measured on a scale of 1-14. pH 7 being neutral. Lower numbers are increasingly acidic, higher numbers are increasingly alkaline.
Note: Healthy skin has a slightly acidic pH value of 5.5.
This information was gotten from inside the pack of SebaMed Clear Face Gel.
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