We spend inordinate amounts of time obsessing over our skin. But we’re always in need of some more expert help. This week, we’re lucky enough to have Dermalogica’s director of global education, Annet King, on hand to explain all things skin to us—and to relay her great tips to you.
To prevent and treat any acne grade, you have to first identify the leading causes of acne. The four main contributing factors are: overactive sebaceous glands, cell proliferation, bacteria, and inflammation.
- We can eliminate the food source for the bacteria that causes breakouts by inhibiting overactive sebaceous glands, which can also help reduce oily shine. These ingredients are known sebum-regulating agents: nordihydroguaiaretic acid, niacinamide, yeast extract, horse chestnut extract, sarcosine and zinc gluconate.