Acne

ACNE DEFINITION
Acne is a hereditary condition that is a result of hormonal changes that cause the oil gland to secrete too much oil. The sebaceous oil and dead cells create a plug in the oil duct and bacteria begin to form. This causes the follicle to become swollen, inflamed and then filled with pus. Acne may be aggravated further by emotional stress, environmental factors, picking at the pimple and occasionally by diet. Acne commonly occurs in adolescents because hormonal changes stimulate the sebaceous gland, however acne may continue long after adolescence. It may be aggravated later in life by menstrual, general hormonal changes, oral contraceptives, lifestyle and stress. 

ACNE FACTS
• Acne is the third most commonly treated skin disorder treated by Dermatologists and Skincare Therapists
• Acne impacts 17 million Americans
• 2/3rd of patients are genetically predisposed to acne
• Most people do not seek professional therapy
• Excessive washing and exfoliating irritate acne condition 

ACNE VULGARIS
• Most common in puberty
• Acne considered an abnormal response to normal levels of male hormone, testosterone
• Response diminishes over time and disappears or decreases in the early twenties
• Affects up to 80% of adolescents and continues to affect 40-50% of adult women

GENETIC FACTORS
• Heredity
• Increase in Sebum production
• Bacteria
• Hormones
• Retention Hyperkeratosis

HEREDITY
• Determines the size and activity of the sebaceous glands
• If one parent has been an acne suffer, 40% chance; with both parents, 85-90%
• Can skip certain family members or even pass on entire generation

INCREASE SEBUM
• Acne patients excrete more sebaceous lipids
• Often have weak or no hair in the follicle to allow oils to escape to the skin surface. This is called a Sebaceous Follicile
• The sebaceous glands are larger and more numerous in acneic skin
• Respond to hormones

HOW LESIONS OCCUR
• Acne takes place in the sebaceous follicle
• Follicles are largest and most numerous on the face
• Sebaceous follicles are extremely large
• Have a deep and cavernous structure
• Large masses of keratinized cells occupy the follicle

STAGES OF THE ACNE PROCESS
• Abnormal keratinization
• Excessive Sebum and Bacteria
• Expansion and rupture of the follicle

FOUR GRADES OF ACNE
• Grade I—Mostly open and closed comedones with an occasional pimple. Grade I acne is typical of a teenager just beginning puberty.
• Grade II—Very large number of closed comedones with occasional pustules or papules.
• Grade III—Large number of open and closed comedones and many papules and pustules. It is very inflamed and red.

• Grade IV—Commonly referred to as cystic acne, with many deep cyst and scar formation.

FAQs

Q. What is Dadashie Acne System?
A. Dadashie Acne System will effectively minimize acne bacteria and reduce the over production of sebum.

Q. How long will it take until I see improvement?
A. Improvement should be visible within 2 weeks, but improvements will vary depending on the individual.

Q. Is it okay for me to use other acne products while using Dadashie Acne System?
A. No, the combination of other creams will prevent the skin from exfoliating properly, therefore hindering the effectiveness of the improvement.

Q. Does Dadashie Acne system test on animals?
A. No, Dadashie products are not tested on animals.

Q. Is Dadashie Acne System safe to use while pregnant?
A. You should always consult a physician before use of any medications.

Q. Can I use the Dadashie Acne System on my back and chest as well?
A. Yes, you may use it on the back and chest. Caution: This product may bleach fabric.

Q. How can I be sure I'm not allergic to this product?
A. Test this product for allergy reaction before use. Apply a small amount of product to the back of the ear for pt test, (patch test) for two to three days. If there is no redness or irritation go ahead and apply all over the face. Check the directions on how to use the product. If redness occurs discontinue use of this product. If redness continues consult a doctor.

Q. What kind of moisturizer should I use daily?
A. We recommend the Seaweed Gel Moisturizer. Developed for acne prone skin, this light gel will reduce and soothe itchy and sensitive skin.

Q. Is Dadashie Acne System safe for teenagers and adult acne?
A. Yes, Dadashie Acne System is safe for teenagers and adult acne.

Q. Should I use sunscreen daily?
A. Yes, We recommend using the Dadashie Sunscreen 30spf when exposed to the sun. The ingredients used in the Dadashie Acne System may cause your skin to be more sensitive to the sun.

Q. Is there a cure for acne?
A. There is no cure for acne. Acne is caused by a combination of hormones, bacteria and plugging of pores. 
It is controllable with daily use of acne products.

Q. Where should products be stored?
A. For best results store Dadashie products at room temperature.

Q. How many times a day should I use the Dadashie Acne System?
A. The Acne Blemish Cleanser should be used twice a day morning and night. The Acne Blemish Cream 
should be used only at night time. Depending on the individual, the Acne Blemish Cream may be used twice a day. The seaweed gel should be used every day under makeup.

Q. Where can I find the Dadashie Acne System?                                                                                           A. You can find them through doctors, skincare professionals and retail.