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Clearpores Acne Treatment

Clearpores is an effective acne treatment especially for people with oily or sensitive skin types.
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Acne is a common skin disease that usually first appears during the adolescent years. Common presentations of acne include whiteheads, blackheads, pustules, papules and seborrhea (the incidence of red, scaly skin).

In severe cases of acne, there could be inflammatory features such as nodules, cysts and the scars formed from these and the acne lesions mentioned above.

There are different causes of acne. The two major causes are androgens and bacteria.

Androgens are male sex hormones. Their production is increased especially during the puberty years but they are also increasingly produced during certain physiological states involving hormonal imbalance.

Androgens, especially testosterone and its derivatives, are responsible for changing the nature of the sebaceous follicles of the skin. This leads to increased production of oils and keratin which causes the clogging of skin pores by sebum and dead skin cells.

Bacteria, especially Propionibacterium acnes, can also cause acne. These bacteria colonize the skin surface and damage the integrity of the follicles as well as increase the buildup of debris on the skin.

Other causes of acne can be traced to these main causative agents. Therefore, while most acne products treat the condition on the skin, a more effective approach is to treat acne both internally and externally.

ClearPores treats acne according to the second approach.

What is ClearPores?

There are 3 anti-acne products in each treatment kit of ClearPores. These include an oral formulation of herbal supplements, a deep facial wash for cleansing the skin, and a protection cream for moisturizing and nourishing the skin.

This combination allows ClearPores to tackle acne both internally and externally. This is important because the recurrence of acne breakouts is mostly caused by the factors which are present inside the body. Even while the skin is clean, cleared and healthy, internal causes will keep pushing out more acne breakouts to the skin.

Some of these non-external causes include stress, hormonal imbalance, poor diet and accumulation of toxins in the body. By concurrently using the 3 products making up ClearPores, the chance of success is increased while the likelihood of recurrence is reduced.

The Herbal Supplement

The herbal supplement component of ClearPores is supplied in capsule form. The 12 herbs in this mixture are:

  • Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinale)
  • Burdock Root (Arctium lappa)
  • Aloe Vera
  • Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus)
  • Echinacea purpurea
  • Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
  • Sarsaparilla Root (Smilax officinalis)
  • Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
  • Turmeric (Curcuma)
  • Atlantic Kelp (Ascophylum nodosum)
  • Cayenne (Capsicum annuum)
  • Partially Hydrogenated Cotton Seed Oil

These all-natural herbal extracts are not only effective for treating internal causes of acne but they also produce no reported side effects.

Each of the herbs contained in ClearPores herbal supplement contributes to the overall effect of the medication. Some of them are established acne remedies commonly used in traditional medicines in different cultures.

Burdock root, for example, is known to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties; dandelion root helps maintain hormonal balance in the body; licorice root also has anti-inflammatory properties; and aloe vera is the chief herb for treating skin infections.

The overall benefits of this herbal supplement of ClearPores include:

  • Regulating the production of hormones in the body
  • Flushing out toxins that can cause toxins
  • Providing an antibiotic cover
  • Reducing the production of sebum in the skin
  • Moderate the inflammatory responses (swelling, redness and the resulting scarring) causing acne eruptions
  • Regulate digestion and maintain blood circulation to the skin

The Deep Facial Wash

The Deep Facial Wash component of the ClearPores kit is meant to clear acne breakouts and prevent subsequent flare ups.

This topical preparation contains natural herbal extracts such as linseed extract and meadowsweet root extract as well as popular anti-acne medications such as salicylic acid.

It also contains antioxidants such as Vitamin E, nourishment for skin such as Phospholipids, and a whole complement of normal skin care compounds such as the parabens, glycols and esters.

ClearPores Deep Facial Wash works by removing dead skin cells and bacteria from skin. In this way, it provides a deep cleansing action which clears clogged pores.

Furthermore, this anti-acne product gently exfoliates the skin by removing dead skin cells before they collect inside pores. It does all these while leaving the naturally occurring oils needed to effectively moisturize the skin.

The overall effects of ClearPores Deep Facial Wash include

  • Removing excess sebum from the skin
  • Removing the acne-causing bacteria colonizing the skin
  • Encouraging skin rejuvenation by removing dead skin cells
  • Restoring the normal pH of the skin
  • Preventing the blockage of the skin pores
  • Clearing up pimples, blackheads, whiteheads and other acne blemishes

The Protection Cream

The ClearPores Protection Cream is formulated to finish the anti-acne actions of the Deep Facial Wash and complement the oral herbal supplement supplied with it.

This cream contains two main active ingredients: alpha and beta hydroxyl acids. These are Glycolic acid and Salicylic acid.

In this oil-free, moisturizing cream, the alpha hydroxyl acid increases the suppleness of the skin by drawing moisture to the rejuvenated skin.

After the exfoliation (by sloughing of dead skin cells) performed by the Deep Facial Wash, this skin is left dry. If it is not immediately moisturized, it will become dry, scaly and tight. Glycolic acid prevents this from happening.

Salicylic acid, on the other hand, continues the anti-acne action of the Deep Facial Wash. Salicylic acid breaks down keratin buildups, whiteheads and blackheads caused by acne. It also has a bactericidal activity.

In ClearPores, the concentration of Salicylic acid is 2%. This is the optimal strength to prevent skin dryness and irritation in most users of the product.

Salicylic acid reduces the size of skin pores to prevent them from clogging with dead skin cells and sebum. It also promotes blood circulation to the follicles, increases the shedding of the top layer of the skin and reduces skin inflammation.

Therefore, ClearPores Protection Cream clears away the comedones of acne while protecting against a new breakout and nourishing the skin.

Is ClearPores Effective?

ClearPores should be used at least for 90 days before a verdict can be reached over its effectiveness. However, most users report improvement in their acne well before then.

The simple, three-step treatment covers all aspects of acne treatment effectively. However, the need for multiple treatments may turn off users who are prone to forget to regularly use all three components of ClearPores’ kit.

ClearPores can be used to treat acne and also to prevent new breakouts. It is ideal for acne sufferers with oily or sensitive skin types. 

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