Acne is a very prevalent skin condition and is characterized by inflammations, often referred to as spots, and blackheads. Many things can cause acne but the most common culprit is a hormone imbalance.

In fact, hormones are believed to be the single most important factor in causing acne, which is why it is so widespread among the teenage population. Approximately 85% of teenagers will suffer from acne flare-ups caused by a hormone imbalance. Acne usually resolves itself after puberty as the skin clears up and spots disappear. Women may continue to experience acne flare-ups in adulthood during menstruation and ovulation.

Can acne be prevented?

There are other factors besides hormones that can make acne worse: too many sweets, too little sleep, and poor skin care can intensify break outs. If you suffer from acne, eat a healthy, balanced diet; drink plenty of water; and take good care of your skin. Be sure to take your make up off at night so that your skin is nice and clean.

Do not use harsh, aggressive creams and do not squeeze your spots – this just exacerbates the problem. This is because squeezing your spots stimulates sebum production, which encourages acne flare-ups. Another downside of squeezing your spots is that your fingers are often dirty when you touch your face. This causes bacteria to spread all over your face, triggering new acne break outs.

How does Squalan help treat acne?

Squalan soothes the skin of acne sufferers. The oil regulates the skin’s moisture balance, reducing oil and sebum production. Squalan is a dry oil: it can be used on oily skin because it does not clog the pores. It provides the skin with the nourishment it needs.

If you are dealing with acne scarring, Squalan can help as well as it reduces the visibility of scars and makes them fade.