Causes Of Acne – The Shocking Truth About The Enemy, Those Nasty Acne Bacteria

If you are plagued by the “curse of the zits” and are desperately trying to find that “best treatment” then here is some information which might shock you. Contrary to popular belief, the bacteria that you have been told are the enemy and one of the major causes of acne, are actually nothing of the sort.

It might surprise you to know that P. Acne or Propionibacterium acnes, to give it its fancy name, actually has an important role to play in maintaining a healthy skin. You are told that they are the cause of your problem but that is just not true.

Everyone has acne bacteria living on their skin, irrespective of whether they are suffering from acne or not.

The important thing to understand is that as long as the acne bacteria are biologically “in balance” with your internal system, then they will simply go about their business, defending you by preventing other potentially harmful bacteria from taking over and colonising your body. Furthermore, feeding on our sweat and other secretions they actually help to maintain the flexibility of your skin. That can’t be bad can it?

So where is the problem?

The problem arises when there is an overproduction of sebum, an essential oil produced by the skin, whose purpose is to make the skin and hair waterproof and prevent them drying out. This excessive production of oil is triggered mainly by hormonal imbalance.

Acne is an environment that forms only when the production of sebum on the skin is excessive. Then the problem starts. Toxins, transported in your blood are normally expelled through your skin and these become mixed with the excess oil. This attracts the acne bacteria which feed on the oil and produces fatty acids that irritate the skin.

Your body reacts by sending in the cavalry, red and white blood cells, to defend itself. It is this inflammatory response that produces those well known acne symptoms, swelling, pus, whiteheads, nodules – the ZITS!

So what do you do? You set out killing off the acne bacteria with antibiotics. Not only is this approach destructive, it is fruitless.

It is destructive because (a) it upsets the natural balance that your body has with the acne bacteria and (b) antibiotics also kill of the good probiotic bacteria, which allows other harmful bacteria to enter our bodies through our skin.

It is fruitless because a regular intake of antibiotics will eventually lead to the acne bacteria developing resistance to those antibiotics.

Furthermore, it is fruitless because it does nothing to resolve the situation that causes the bacteria to multiply in the first place. That is the crux of the matter.

If you want to get permanent relief from your problem and eliminate those horrible zits for good, then you need to deal with the factors that produce the environment that causes the overproduction of oil, which stimulates the bacteria to multiply and feed on the blood toxins. These factors can be hormonal, nutritional, psychological and environmental, so a one dimensional approach, such as taking antibiotics, will never work.

The secret to a healthy acne-free skin is to neutralise all those factors that create the perfect environment for acne to develop. Eliminate the causes of acne, maintain that optimal balance between your body and the acne bacteria and you can finally say goodbye to those zits.

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