Oil glands are located deep in the skin. They are also known as sebaceous glands. Each oil gland is connected to a tiny canal that contains a hair. The canal with its contained hair is called a follicle.
The glands produce oil (also known as sebum) that flows to the surface of the skin through these canals to lubricate the hair follicles and the surrounding skin.
The opening of the canal with the attached hair (follicle) onto the skin is the skin pore.
Oily skin occurs when an overactive oil gland enlarges and overproduces oil. Acne develops when some of the pores become blocked, resulting in trapping of oil within the skin pores. The pores are blocked by skin cells that have been shed from the lining of the skin pore and have bunched together. A blackhead or whitehead will develop from this skin pore blockage.
According to Randall Neustaedter, OMD, the androgenic hormones, particularly testosterone that increase at puberty, and the surge of premenstrual hormones, trigger increased production of sebum. The pores become clogged with both sebum and dead skin cells creating a prime breeding ground for bacteria. These bacteria and the breakdown products of sebum cause irritation and inflammation in the pores. The result is acne – blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, and cysts in the skin.
Karen Jessett, author of Clear Skin, says that food is also a factor. She states there is recent research pointing the finger at diet — eating refined carbohydrates and sugar leads to a surge in insulin and an insulin-like growth factor called IGF-1. This in turn leads to an excess of male hormones, which encourage the skin to excrete large amounts of sebum. This grease-like substance encourages the growth of bacteria responsible for acne.
Then there’s the issue of hygiene. Generally speaking, acne is not caused by poor hygiene. Exceptions to this statement would be people such as auto mechanics who are often in contact this skin damaging toxins. But for most people, the problem is not poor hygiene. In fact, vigorous scrubbing of the face does more harm than good. It can actually stimulate the sebaceous glands to overproduce, thus exacerbating the problem!
We highly recommend a dual approach. First, use KSHAMICA MD CLEAR Purifying Face Mask daily for two weeks, then scale back to twice a week. CLEAR has an amazing drawing power that will help to open and clean out the pores. It removes excess sebum and is a phenomenal exfoliant.
CLEAR has natural antibacterial properties as well, and will dramatically speed the healing of the pimples. Also, your face may show some redness when you remove CLEAR. This is very normal. Our Living Clay increases the blood circulation to the skin, which aids in the healing process.
The second approach is KMD BODY CLEANSE Herbal Supplement.
The condition of the skin is a good indication of what is happening inside the body. Most people are not aware that the skin is the largest organ and a means of eliminating waste; each day waste passes through the pores of the skin. Everything that affects the body in turn affects the skin. When the body is full of toxic wastes and cannot eliminate them properly, various skin ailments may result. The only effective way to get rid of these conditions is by cleaning the body inside and out.
The KMD BODY CLEANSE is a program that helps the body to get rid of harmful chemicals, wastes, and toxins that have accumulated inside the body over time. Toxic wastes are usually by-products of the body’s natural processes. However, wastes can also be introduced to the body through foods, air, and other environmental factors.
THE BENEFITS OF THE KMD BODY CLEANSE
When you purify your body via detoxification, you open the door to healing and rejuvenation. You help to turn back the hands of time on aging or degeneration. The common results of most people after performing KMD BODY CLEANSE Herbal include but are not limited to: weight reduction, more resilient skin and complexion, enhanced energy levels, enhanced and clearer sense of feeling and thinking, a more positive outlook on life, enhanced willpower, enhanced immunity throughout the year, more normalized and regulated body functions, regularity of bowel movements, eradication of cravings (especially sugar, junk food, etc.), improved and enhanced circulation and improved and enhanced libido.
This research information is for informational and educational purposes only. Please consult a health care professional regarding the applicability of any opinion or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical condition.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and no statement should be construed as a claim for cure, treatment or prevention of any disease.
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Preventive Medicine & Public Health
Kshamica Nimalasuriya MD, MPH is a Preventive Medicine Physician involved with merging Media with Health, Open-Source Education, Herbal Medicine, Fitness, Nutrition, Wellness, and Love. She works on many initiatives bridging the global digital divide of health care education.