COMEDONES! OUR WORST ENEMIES…

Comedones, otherwise known as pimples, are classic symptoms of acne. Open comedones are blackheads and closed comedones are whiteheads.

WHY OH WHY DO THEY OCCUR?

Pimples happen when the skin cells around hair follicles have functional abnormalities that obstruct the peeling process.

HOW BLACKHEADS HAPPEN

To create blackheads, sebum collects in the root of the hair and is unable to escape the skin’s surface. The sebum oxidises as it comes in contact with air and darkens, forming a blackhead.

HOW WHITEHEADS HAPPEN

In the case of whiteheads, a layer of cells covers an accumulation of sebum. The sebum is not in contact with air, so a whitehead forms.

Red pimples, also called ‘papules’ or ‘pustules’, are caused by the P-Acne bacteria, naturally present in our skin flora.

P-Acne develops in the hair follicle. Upon contact with sebum, P-Acne forms inflammatory lesions which appear on the skin as red pimples.

TRY THESE SOLUTIONS:

For blackheads and whiteheads:
Exfoliate regularly. Try the Pure Active Exfobrush to eliminate the excess cells that lead to sebum blockage.

For red pimples:
Purify skin with Pure Active Intensive Cleansing Lotion or Gel.
Perfect your make-up removal with Pure Active Intensive Toner.
And finally… dry up the bacteria of imperfections with Pure Active Intensive Roll-On and 24h Moisturizer.

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