How to treat acne holistically

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Acne can be a real pest. But it need not be all gloom and doom. The more we understand it, the better we can treat it. So, we thought we'll take you behind the scenes with, well, acne.

For the uninitiated, acne is of two types - non-inflammatory and inflammatory. When we say non-inflammatory, we mean blackheads and whiteheads. They're the docile kind, and we'll talk about them another day. Today, we want to focus on inflammatory acne (the type we particularly dislike).

Behind the scenes with acne 

Simply put, inflammatory acne is inflammation of your skin in response to certain triggers. The devil is in the details, so let us take you through the acne cycle. Firstly, our pores get clogged with excess oil and dead skin cells. Secondly, clogged pores become the perfect playground for colonization by acne-causing bacteria. Lastly, the proliferation of bacteria causes an innate immune response which results in inflammatory papule, pustule, or nodule (a.k.a. the red, angry acne lesions).

How do we treat inflammatory acne?

Well, it’s a three-pronged approach. For starters, we use common acne treatments like Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid to wipe out the trapped bacteria and keep our pores clean. But these are strong actives and using them incorrectly can wreak havoc on our skin barrier (yikes!). 

Secondly, inflammatory acne makes our skin cranky and irritated and common acne treatments can be harsh on the skin. So, we pair our acne treatments with anti-inflammatory, calming and hydrating ingredients to speed up the healing process. When the skin is nourished and hydrated, the acne blemishes fade away faster without leaving much scarring or pigmentation behind. Drying out your skin excessively is a complete no-no! That will only stress out your skin further. 

You ask what are these ingredients? We mean anti-inflammatory ingredients like Niacinamide, Tocopherol, and Panthenol and hydrating ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Polyglutamic Acid, Glycerin, and Ferment Extracts. Inflammatory acne is nothing but a wound and needs to be dealt with acne serums that have the right combination of wound-healing and nourishing ingredients.

Lastly, we need a serum for acne marks that has brightening ingredients to deal with the scarring, if any. Ingredients like Vitamin C, Arbutin, Tranexamic Acid, Azelaic Acid and Kojic Acid work like a charm when it comes to dark spots and uneven tone. 

And, this is how we tackle acne from all sides to restore your skin back to health as quickly as possible! But remember acne is a wound and we need oodles of patience when dealing with it. Aggressive treatments or picking the bumps is the last thing your wounded skin needs!

How Hustle works for acne…

If you have dabbled with acne, you know its treatment can be very demanding. We formulated Hustle with a well-rounded selection of active ingredients that can help you do away with one-ingredient serums that can become very overwhelming.

Hustle has been formulated with wound-healing and anti-inflammatory ingredients like 5% Niacinamide, 5% Resveratrol (encapsulated), Tocopherol, Panthenol and Adenosine that calm down active acne, redness and inflammation and help with the proliferation of collagen and elastin. The result? Faster wound healing and renewal of the damaged skin so that the acne is gone within days. 

On the other hand, Hustle has 10% Ferment Extracts, 6% Humectants (Polyglutamic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin) and over 60% Birch Sap Juice that provide the burst of hydration and nourishment your skin needs to heal faster. Because dry and dehydrated skin is never a good for skin renewal!

To round off, Hustle has been formulated with 5% Niacinamide, three derivatives of Vitamin C, and Arbutin to deliver a brightening trio that works hard to fade the stubborn pigmentation that maybe left behind by acne. If you are looking for a skincare product for acne marks? We hate to boast but Hustle is truly a one-bottle solution when it comes to acne. 

If you are struggling with inflammatory acne, we highly recommend that you try our three-pronged strategy to bulldoze over your acne woes, whether with or without Hustle. 🤷🏻‍♀️ But Hustle may just be the acne serum that makes it easier to deal with it. 😋

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