Acne is sneaky. It begins quietly, somewhat gradually. Then suddenly, it can quickly get out of control.

Knowing how to prevent and reverse acne from the first signs, instead of making it worse, is something that many acne-naive people miss. They just don’t understand.

And it’s not their fault. Tragically, the popular acne products that fill the shelves are largely to blame. These outdated protocols can actually make acne worse — the exact opposite of what they are supposed to do. So when you think you’re treating acne, you are often just exasperating it.

Let’s take a closer look at acne so we can better understand how to treat and, ultimately, prevent it.

What Causes Acne?

Acne can come from the inside or the outside.

Internally, acne is caused by one or more of these things:

  • A gut-microbiome imbalance (food allergies, processed foods)
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Genetics (some people are more predisposed to acne than others)

Externally, various factors can aggravate acne, such as war-like astringent skin care.

How to Treat Acne (Really)

To clear up acne, you need to address both internal and external forces. Hormones and gut health can be pretty complex and personal. The best bet: Find a functional medicine doctor to help you figure your internal stuff out. In the meanwhile, knowing how to support your skin externally with the right skin care products can make a night and day difference while you work on correcting the more complex, root, elusive internal issues.

That’s the good news. Topically, the right products and behaviors can do a world of good to address acne. And it’s actually pretty simple.

The obsolete “drying out and pushing down” strategy for treating acne is ultimately ineffective and only temporary at best. Instead, functional medicine’s “hydrating and pushing out” strategy has proven to be more successful and permanent.

A new process called Medi-Holistic Skin Resurfacing detoxes acne by the absorption of Dermal Nutrients instead of over-scrubbing the skin. This creates a healing sequence that eliminates congestion by its literal release out of the skin’s top surface. This temporary phase of healing balances skin in the process so that it can remain clear in the future.

STOP the use of all conventional acne skincare products and essential oils, as they cause unnecessary inflammation, exhaustion, stress, dehydration, and a disabled skin barrier function.

The misplaced obsession to kill bacteria is completely unnecessary, as your skin’s surface will naturally and effortlessly become inhospitable to bad bacteria during this healing.

START the use of these functional skin medicine concepts. Practice Skin Harmonics’ basic three principles: hydration, Dermal Nutrients, and barrier repair. Track down a professional skin health provider who offers Deep Pore Cleansing Sessions to assist your skin as it releases the congestion that is stuck.

The bottom line: Conventional acne protocols work against our skin, but this new model works with our skin.

The old, disillusioned acne fantasy is if we traumatize and dehydrate our skin enough, the blackheads, pus, and milia will magically “go back down and disappear forever.” Sadly, this is very rarely the case. The new, realistic acne cure is if we hydrate, sustainably increase new skin cell production, return permeability, and balance oil production, we can expedite the release of the same congestion once and for all.

If you have tried everything for your acne and want to give up, don’t yet. This medi-holistic process offers a new solution that truly works if you stay the course. Impossible and stubborn acne has finally met its match. Ride the temporarily uncomfortable waves of a detox and be greatly rewarded in the end.

The alternative is to keep going in circles with no end in sight. You choose.

Keep learning about what the new paradigm shift means for your skin…practically.
Harm to heal is OUT and Nourish to Heal is IN.
Real healing is a beautiful process.
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