The exact reason for acne is not 100% known but a number of contributing factors have been found: hormonal changes, stress, and excess sebum production. What is known is that acne (or pimples) is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles or pores become plugged or blocked with oil and dead skin cells which in turn causes a build-up of bacteria. It is most common among teenagers, with a reported increase with adults (25% of all adults are affected). Recent studies have shown that 50% of all adults will experience acne breakouts.
Acne can cause embarrassment and even emotional suffering so early management and treatment is important. Furthermore, if left untreated, acne can lead to visible hyperpigmented marks and even scarring.
An ingredient such as salicylic acid, found in sk.in pure, will help to reduce and target excess sebum production, reduce oil and pore size, clean out debris deep within pores, and improve hydration without causing exacerbation of acne and blemishes. Salicylic acid will also help control the accumulation of bacteria. The other super serum that will target excess sebum production is sk.in flash, which minimises the appearance of pores.