• Three Things That You May Not Know About Acne


    There are lots of myths and facts about acne breakouts and acne treatment products on the internet. At Murad Canada, we’ve tried to provide all of the information that you could possibly need in order to educate yourself about the causes of acne, medications, treatments and products. However, there are some basic misconceptions about acne that can be cleared up quickly. Here are three common acne myths to remember when making an attack plan to get clear skin.

    Acne Myth Number One: Oily Skin Causes Acne
    While it is true that excessively oily skin can clog pores, which will lead to acne breakouts, most acne is not caused by oily skin. The true cause of most blemishes is an overproduction of skin cells within a hair follicle. When too many skin cells are produced within the follicle, the pore is clogged. When a pore becomes clogged, a build-up of acne-causing bacteria results in inflamed acne (or visible blemishes above the skin). Most often, the overproduction of skin cells is the result of an overproduction of hormones (otherwise known as Hormonal Acne). Why is this important to know? Since acne is not caused by oily skin, drying out your skin will not result in clear, healthy skin.

    Acne Myth Number Two: Drying Out Your Skin Will Clear Blemishes
    Once an inflamed acne blemish occurs, it’s true that the best course of action is to dry the blemish so that it will flake away. However, drying your skin and stripping it of oil consistently will not result in reduced acne. In fact, it may make your skin irritated and prone to further breakouts. Benzoyl Peroxide, a highly common acne-fighting ingredient, is the prime culprit of over-drying your skin. Do you use a Benzoyl Peroxide product and notice that your pillowcases are regularly bleached? Think about how powerful that medication must be. All of that drying of your skin will have long term effects. If you really want to get clear skin, you need to address the overproduction of skin cells as well as combat acne-causing bacteria. Murad Canada recommends products that use Salicylic Acid, which exfoliates dead skin cells beneath the surface and also fights acne bacteria.

    Skin Perfecting Lotion - Acne (1.7 oz.) Skin Perfecting Lotion – Acne

    Skin Perfecting Lotion – Acne is designed to provide comforting moisture to oily and acneic skin without causing shine or breakouts. Lightweight and extremely soothing, Skin Perfecting Lotion – Acne uses retinol and arnica to prevent clogged pores and reduce redness while honey extract tones the complexion and algae and talc control oil and shine. Perfect for daily use, Skin Perfecting Lotion – Acne leaves the complexion comforted, moisturized and and clear with a subtle matte finish.

    Acne Myth Number Three: You Can’t Heal Acne Scars
    Why is this statement a myth? Because most people don’t understand the difference between acne scars and post acne marks. An acne scar is typically the result of picking at or popping blemishes and actually changes the texture of your skin. While you can find an effective acne scar treatment, you’ll need to consult a dermatologist to do so. However, what most individuals actually experience are post-acne marks. Post-acne marks are areas of hyper-pigmentation left behind after a blemish heals that do not change the texture of the skin. Post-acne marks can be faded away easily using Murad Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel. This best-selling product from Murad Canada uses Hydroquinone, the strongest skin lightening agent available without a prescription, to fade away post-acne marks.

    Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel (1 oz.) Post Acne Spot Lightening Gel

    This exfoliating gel helps to even the complexion with hydroquinone and alpha hydroxy acids. Post-blemish pigmentation, freckles and sun spots are lightened and brightened, restoring clarity to the entire complexion. Licorice and allantoin soothe irritation and inflammation for a calm finish. The skin tone becomes uniform and healthy, featuring a youthful clarity and radiance.

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