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Approximately 85% of all teens deal with acne - some more severe than others.
The actual cause of teen acne is a hormonal imbalance that causes an overproduction of skin oil called sebum. Excess sebum together with dead skin cells and dirt will clog pores. When you add bacteria to this mix – an inflammation cascade may occur, and the pimples will show up on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders.
Acne symptoms may vary from mild to severe and not all of them disappear by them-selves when the individual cross to adulthood.
Unfortunately adult acne is on a rise and, in addition, leaving teen acne untreated may lead not only to chronic adult acne but also to acne scars and marks.
Nonprescription ("over the counter") topical treatments: "Topical" means that you put these products on your skin. Those products really address only some symptoms of acne not their causes and have modest and usually short term impact on the blemishes. In addition most often used ingredients such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and sulfur may dry and irritate the skin.
Prescription topical treatments: These include benzoyl peroxide ( pharmacological grade), antibiotics, tretinoin, tazarotene, adapalene, dapsone, and azelaic acid.. All of them require strict doctor monitoring and have different side effects.
Most potent oral drug, isotretinoin carries the risk of the risk of birth defects in women of childbearing age and depression in young males. The brand name isotretinoin – Accutane, has been taken off the market and is a subject of class action suit.
AcnEase® is a proprietary all natural "botanical therapeutic®" specifically developed to treat acne. AcnEase contains herbal extracts which properties allow them to overcome the medically recognized factors involved in the formation of whiteheads, blackheads and pimples. This clinically tested product provides a necessary balance between demonstrated effectiveness and safety so important for younger teen and adolescents. AcnEase is gluten free, phytoestrogens free, animal byproducts free and chemical and GMO free.
AcnEase herbal ingredients work synergistically to restore the internal physiologic balance that is disrupted by teen’s endocrine changes and number of factors listed above, AcnEase works to decrease this excess sebum production, thereby decreasing oily skin, and reducing the number of comedones and pimples seen on the surface of the skin. It is therefore a unique herbal medicine that addresses the cause of acne and skins not just its symptoms and breaks the cycle of acne preventing formation of future pimples, as well as acne scars and marks.