When it comes to acne there are countless myths and remedies that claim to have magical properties so we’re here to set the record straight. OXY® treats acne. It is that simple. Our products target acne by penetrating deep into the pores to remove dirt, dead skin and oil for clean, healthy skin. For an acne treatment that’s simple, affordable and clinically proven, you can count on OXY® for real results.
So let’s get the facts and debunk the fiction.
Acne can be caused by a combination of factors: hormones, heredity and bacteria on the skin and in pores. Some of the most common acne triggers are stress and hormones. Other acne triggers can include the environment and some medications.
- Stress: Physical, emotional, school/job-related or daily stress can trigger acne.
- Hormones: Hormone levels fluctuate as we grow and get older, with diet and some medications. Hormones also fluctuate as the seasons change, altering the amount of oil skin produces (reaching highest amounts in October).
- Environment: Humidity induces oil excretions and pollution congestion.
- Medications: Some medications cause skin and follicle irritations. Ask your doctor if any of your prescribed medication could be contributing to your acne breakouts
Pores can become clogged by a combination of factors such as excess oil, dirt, and dead skin. When pores become blocked, it provides the perfect environment for the growth of acne bacteria (Cutibacterium acnes/C. acnes bacteria) underneath the skin. The bacteria thrive in environments with low oxygen concentration and can multiply by feeding off the oil within the pore. The growth of C. acnes bacteria causes inflammation, redness and swelling which eventually leads to an acne breakout on the skin’s surface. OXY® has products that instantly remove dirt, oil, and dead skin to let oxygen through helping your skin breathe and improving the look of acne-prone skin.
OXY® products are specially formulated to unclog pores and allow oxygen in to keep pores open and breathing. When pores breathe, bacteria can’t grow, and when bacteria can’t grow, pimples won’t form. OXY® keeps your skin clean and prevents pimples from rearing their ugly heads.
OXY® Cleansing Acne Pads work instantly to unclog pores to let oxygen in to help skin breathe. They contain a patented polymer that encapsulates the active ingredient, salicylic acid. The unique encapsulation action allows the medicine to stay on the skin and in the pores where it is needed to work best between washings. Your skin is protected from irritation due to the slow release of the medicine, instead of having a harsh stinging burst when the pad is first applied. OXY® pads’ formula kills more than 99% of bacteria that causes zits in 30 seconds.
Absolutely, but wait until the OXY® product you have applied has dried and be sure to use a water-based foundation. Choose products that are labeled non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic, so they will not clog your pores and will allow OXY® to continue working with oxygen to fight acne.
Acne is caused by bad hygiene
If you wash your skin frequently and hard you can actually make acne worse. Vigorous washing and scrubbing will actually irritate the skin making it worse. The best approach to hygiene and acne is to gently wash your face twice a day, pat dry and use an appropriate acne treatment for the acne.
Acne is caused by diet
There is not enough research to prove a direct link between diet and acne, however, if you find that certain foods like french fries or dairy seem to make your acne worse, take a break and see if it helps.
Stress causes acne
Stress does affect your hormones and theoretically can promote acne. Prevent breakouts with OXY® easy to use products that have clinically proven active ingredients for healthy skin.
The sun will get rid of my acne
In the short-term the sun may work to speed up the clearing of existing acne by drying out your skin. However, the sun can aggravate your acne and possibly cause a sunburn which is actually skin damage, both can make acne worse. Always wear an SPF to protect your skin.
Popping pimples are the fastest way to get rid of acne
Popping your pimples is one of the worst things you can do. Popping pimples actually pushes more germs further into pores, which could cause more redness, pain and even infection. This could also lead to scarring.
Acne is caused by dirt
Dirt on the surface of your skin is not the problem, the number one cause of acne is a combination of skin scales, oil and bacteria found in the follicles and sebaceous glands.
Acne is only for teens
Not only can teenagers get acne but so can children, pre-teens and adults. Most teenagers have acne because of hormonal changes in their teenage years. The OXY® product range has effective acne solutions for all skin types.
Prevention is the best way to fight acne
Wash your face twice a day with warm water and a daily facial cleanser
Don’t pop pimples – by popping pimples you actually increase the chances of pushing infected material further into your skin, leading to more swelling and redness
Always protect your skin from the sun
Drink lots of water – helps to hydrate the skin