Waking up to find red bumps scattered across our skin can be horrifying and can put a damper on the rest of our day as we try to figure out what we can do to make it go away and stay away. Thankfully, acne is extremely common and there is plenty of research, products, and treatment that are available. In this first part, we will begin to discuss acne, what it is, and why it can form.  

Acne is in reference to a variety of skin blemishes such as pimples, white and blackheads, and more severe cysts and nodules. The primary factors for the formation of these involve excess oil production and clogged pores. 

Your skin naturally produces sebum, which helps keep your skin moist, however an excess of these can lead to clogged pores. Once the sebum and dead skin cells become trapped in hair follicles, it creates a strong environment for acne causing bacteria to grow.   

We hope you found this first part on what acne is and what can lead to it to be insightful for your own skincare routine! At The Only Facial, we pride ourselves on offering just one facial, the one tailored just for you. With our multistep experience curated to your unique skin type, conditions, and concerns, we think of ourselves as more than just a facial spa, but rather as an experience for lasting beautiful skin. Give us a call or visit one of our numerous locations in Missouri and Texas to book your appointment and find custom skincare for you today!