DermaMed Acne Wash with Green Tea Extract removes debris, impurities
and excess sebum and imparts a clean, refreshing sensation to your face.
Formulated in a natural vegetable base cleansing agent it provides the
beneficial properties of salicylic acid and green tea extract (high in
anti-oxidants) to repair and reduce inflammation.
2.0% Salicylic Acid: Will only penetrate the surface of the derma
making it very safe in an effective wash. Salicylic acid reduces and
isolates acne, plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), deeper lumps
(cysts or nodules), redness and inflammation associated with acne, causing
skin cells to slough off more readily and prevent pores from clogging up.
Green Tea Extract: Green Tea Extract is potent extract used primarily for
fighting free radicals. Green tea extract contains potent antioxidants which
are intimately involved in the prevention of cellular damage.
For best results, use DermaMed Acne Gel after cleansing to
prevent additional skin irritation and for fast recovery of irritated skin
This common skin complaint is characterized by pimples, blackheads,
and whiteheads. It affects most of our society at some point in their life
(usually just in time for that big date or photo opportunity!). Although the
problem is not life threatening, it can be disheartening. It can lead to
lower self-esteem & a negative body image.
Nutritional deficiencies, exposure to environmental toxins, stress,
genetics, hormonal imbalances and some pharmaceutical drugs can cause acne.
It is rarely caused by uncleanliness.
Hormonal changes, including increased male hormones or increased
progesterone, cause acne in adolescence and premenstrually. The extra
hormones lead to increased production of oil that clogs the skin’s pores.
Bacteria get stuck in the oil and the resulting immune reaction causes
inflammation. Acne can also be due to toxin excretion through the skin. When
the body’s organs (liver, kidneys, lungs) are overwhelmed by toxins the skin
can sweat them out. Toxins in sweat can irritate the tissues leading to
inflammation and susceptibility to acne. Scarring of the skin is the only
long-term consequence of acne and is usually due to picking at the skin.
Conventional treatment with Accutane does reduce oil production and acne.
However this drug had many side effects including nosebleeds, headaches,
joint pain and it may cause bone loss and depression. The most dangerous
side effect is birth defects from women taking Accutane during pregnancy.
Topical treatment with Retin-A increases skin shedding to avoid oil
build-up. Side effects include sun sensitivity. Oral antibiotics or creams
can be prescribed to kill bacteria. Side effects, like yeast infections, are
quite common. Topical treatment with benzoyl peroxide is antibacterial but
can cause excessive skin dryness and allergic reactions.
To fight acne topically tea tree oil, grapefruit seed extract and lavender
essential oil are good choices. They can be added to hot water for a steam
treatment or diluted and dabbed on the skin.
There are also many cleansing products available with one or more of these
antibacterial agents. Colloidal silver is an antibiotic that can be applied
topically. Green clay masks also help to detoxify the skin and draw out acne
Dietary changes and stress reduction are the main stays of acne prevention.
All foods that promote detoxification of the body are essential. They
include high-fiber foods and lots of water. Avoid any foods that you are
sensitive to especially, sugary foods, dairy products, alcohol, caffeine,
chocolate, fried foods, processed foods and iodized salt. Eat foods high in
zinc such as whole grains, sunflower seeds and raw nuts. Eat lots of fruit
for its water content and alpha-hydroxy acids. Eat raw foods that contain
oxalic acid like almonds, beets, cashews and chard.