Education

The following information can help you understand factors that may contribute to your acne. Along with Skintactix products and an alteration in diet, lifestyle, or treatment methods you can significantly improve the health of your skin and body.
These acne cure progress photographs will help visualize how skin may respond to Skintactix treatment and the progress over a period of time. More frequently than not, people think their acne will become healed more rapidly than is physically possible
Wheat products (wheat flour, bread, pasta, pastries, wheat cereals, nutrition bars and other foods listing wheat or flour as an ingredient) cause a sudden increase in blood sugar called hyperglycemia. This results in the production of insulin, causing insulin-induced skin inflammation within the follicles.
Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid that the sebaceous glands use as a normal component of sebum. Essential fatty acids are required by the body and most people are more familiar with linoleic as omega 6 oil, flaxseed oil, safflower oil, evening primrose oil, or a number of other terms.
Chronic and unlable acne (about 6% of the acne population) frequently involves wheat-induced inflammation. Another small segment of the acne population may have linoleic acid deficiency associated with whiteheads and possibly blackheads.
Several studies have analyzed hair follicle chemistry and serum (blood) chemistry to determine differences in androgen, testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, lipases, 5alpha-reductase, etc. levels between men and women, men with and without acne and women with and without acne.
To completely understand the science of this topic it is beneficial to read the Free Radical Damage section under the Acne and Skin Damage Section in the column on the left. It will explain the chemistry involved with skin aging.
Benzoyl peroxide, an ingredient used in many acne products, generates free radicals and skin damage. It promotes skin damage in a manner similar to unprotected sun exposure.
The following information explains how our skin ages. Because acne generates a volume of free radical activity, people with acne tend to have prematurely aged skin. The more severe the acne, the greater the damage or aging process.
For most skin types. Light and non-oily to function as an optimal physical sunscreen and light moisturizer. Full UVA and UVB protection. SPF 30. Chemical free with safe and effective titanium dioxide and zinc oxide protection, suggested by most dermatologists. pH 3.9
Antibacterial Cleanser (or Glycolic Cleanser) - Apply to damp face, work into lather, rinse off Glycolic Exfoliator - Apply very thinly, lightly rub into skin to disappear, leave on Green Tea Poultice - Apply very thinly to problem areas and rub in to disappear
Testosterone (an androgen hormone) targets the skin and sebaceous glands where sebum is produced. Testosterone combines with the enzyme, 5alpha-reductase, to produce dihydrotestosterone, which stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce increased volumes of sebum. Sebum is expelled out of the follicular tube.