Acne/pimples

Acne vulgaris is the most common skin disease worldwide, affecting mainly adolescents but also many adults. It manifests itself – depending on the severity – in the form of blackheads, pimples, inflamed lumps and very troubled skin.

What all degrees of severity have in common is that acne vulgaris is usually triggered by a hormonal change, such as during puberty, pregnancy or the menopause, and thus an imbalance in the hormone composition between oestrogens and androgens. For a long time, it was thought that poor nutrition was responsible for the development of acne, but this has been disproved, even though there are foods that can promote the development of acne, such as milk or foods with a high fat or sugar content. Medication can also promote acne. Today, however, we know that in most cases, androgens, i.e. the male sex hormones (which, however, also occur in every woman) cause acne – this is why boys or men tend to be more affected than girls or women.

Androgens stimulate blackheads, an increase in sebaceous gland volume and sebum production. This then results in an imbalance between pore size and sebum production, there is a build-up of sebum as well as secondary bacterial production, as the skin barrier is damaged and therefore more susceptible to bacteria: Pimples can thrive. The most important thing therefore is to strengthen the skin barrier again and thus minimise or stop the spread of bacteria on the skin. This is achieved with the right care of the troubled skin.

With our Arganim Argan Oil, you not only alleviate and reduce the course of acne, but also old Acne scars or Pimple marks. The skin becomes more plump and elastic and argan oil has a balancing effect on oily, too dry or combination skin. In addition, argan oil accelerates healing and is also excellent for the care of wounds.

By the way: Argan oil can be used to fade moles, sometimes they even disappear.

The right care for acne vulgaris:

1. Washing, but properly: Look out for pure, mild cosmetics, because these

are the true key to skin happiness – and it is imperative to pay attention to this. The base is a mild soothing cleanser that neither dries nor irritates the skin, like our Arganim Sensitive Cleansing Gel, which has an anti-inflammatory and moisturising effect thanks to aloe vera. Twice a day (in the morning and evening) the skin should be cleansed. Important: The pH value should be in the acidic range and therefore not above 5.5.

2. Focus on argan oil: Clogged pores cause pimples and blackheads – which is why many people think that oils should not be used to care for oily skin. But you thought wrong: At least pure argan oil, such as our Arganim Argan Oil,

is excellent for fighting acne, because it combines many benefits:

– Argan oil is non-comedogenic and regulates sebum production – thus minimising the development of pimples and blackheads in the long term.

– It has even been scientifically proven that argan oil helps against acne, because it also has a disinfecting and anti-inflammatory effect and stimulates blood circulation in the deeper layers of the skin: As a result, the skin regenerates faster, the skin barrier is strengthened, bacteria can no longer spread too quickly and the pimples gradually disappear.

– What is special about argan oil: It nourishes the skin with essential substances while reducing inflammation and moisturises without making the skin look greasy.

3. Treat with “earth”: Healing earth, clay or lava clay

(like our Arganim Ghassoul Earth) are mild and naturally cleansing products as well, as long as they are offered pure and not heavily processed. They all stimulate blood circulation and remove fat, sebum and skin flakes. Lava clay is a particularly gentle and mild natural cosmetic product. It thoroughly cleanses skin and hair – and it is freshly mixed by you just before use. What is so special about it: Lava clay contains many minerals and cares not only for the facial skin, but also for the body and hair. One product, many possibilities!

4. Look for “non-comedogenic”: It is important to make sure that you choose products that are labelled as ‘non-comedogenic’. Comedogenic substances promote the development of blackheads!

 

You should refrain from doing this if you have acne:

1. Using products with alcohol:Cosmetics that contain alcohol can have a drying effect, but this does not lead to the desired success. Dry skin can quickly become flaky and thus disrupt the skin barrier, which means that more pimples can sprout again.

 

2.Touching pimples: Under no circumstances should pimples be squeezed, this can lead to scarring.

 

 

 

3. Spending time in the sun and sultriness: The sun should be avoided. Sunburn and heat aggravate acne like a bacterial accelerant. Therefore, sauna, solarium and steam baths should also be avoided.

 

 

4. Milk, fat, sugar: You can also do your bit in the fight against acne from the inside. If possible, avoid dairy products and foods high in fat or sugar, as these can promote acne.

 

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