Acne is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. The glands are stimulated by male hormones produced by the adrenal glands of both males and females. Hormonal changes lead to the skin becoming sensitive to a hormone known as DHT. The skin responds by increasing sebum production, decreasing natural skin cell shredding meaning dead skin cells clump together and form a plug in the pilo-sebaceous duct.
The skin bacteria start to digest the plug and produce by-products which cause inflammation. Bacteria is therefore not the cause of acne but it is their response to the changes in the skin which leads to spots. We have a range of products and treatment protocols designed to treat and control the symptoms and causes of acne.