Home / Knowledge and Education / Why do acne breakouts recur? Did you use the proper method?

Longterm Knowledge

Explore what we’re saying, what we’re sharing and what we’re thinking.

Why do acne breakouts recur? Did you use the proper method?

In the hot summer, the skin is oily, the oil secretion increases, and the acne problem has become a nightmare for little fairies! Acne, also known as acne, is the most common chronic inflammatory disease of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands in dermatology. It is easy to occur on the cheeks, forehead, and jaw. It can also affect the trunk, such as the chest, back, and scapula, with acne, papules, pustules, Nodules, cysts, etc. characterized, often accompanied by seborrhea. It has a high incidence rate, is easy to relapse, and is difficult to cure. Studies have shown that the incidence of acne is 85%, the treatment is repeated, and it is difficult to fix for a long time. In the face of repeated acne problems. I will tell you about the misunderstanding of acne and the scientific treatment method of traditional Chinese medicine combined dressing.

How is acne caused?

Many factors cause acne, such as androgen-induced sebaceous gland secretion, pilosebaceous duct keratinization, reproduction of Propionibacterium acnes, inflammatory damage, immune disorders, genetics, environmental, psychological factors, cosmetics, industrial oils, diet. should be paid attention to in the prevention process.

acne classification

What are the types of acne?

Types of acne: acne is divided into whiteheads and blackheads. At the same time, acne is a milder type of acne. The oxidation of the skin surface causes blackheads due to the prolonged course of the disease.

Popular type: It develops to a popular state, and the inflammatory reaction is relatively apparent, usually accompanied by a feeling of pain and occasional itching.

Cyst type: It protrudes on the skin's surface and feels painful when pressed. The color of the surface of the cyst can be similar to that of the skin, but the cystic feeling is more pronounced. Commonly referred to as "closed pimples" are papules and cysts.

Scar-nodular type: The final stage of acne, with a firm texture that protrudes from the skin's surface. It is usually granulation tissue hyperplasia, painless to the touch, and occasionally itching.

The theoretical basis of traditional Chinese medicine treatment of acne

From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, acne is mainly related to many factors, such as excessive heat in the lungs and stomach, improper diet, emotional insufficiency, and spleen dysfunction. Traditional Chinese medicine believes intestinal flora imbalance is the performance of the conduction dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract. If the diet is disordered, excessive food is fatty and sweet, and damp heat accumulates in the body, the large intestine will be stagnant and heat. If the heat evil is scattered and not combined with the large intestine dross, the heat in the large intestine is transpired outside, and the skin is scorched by it, causing acne. The heat evil and the dryness of the large intestine are then bound together, the qi of the fu-organs is blocked, and the Yangming meridians are blocked. Clinically, acne patients are often accompanied by gastrointestinal symptoms such as bad breath, abdominal distension, constipation, and gastric reflux, which echoes the theory of traditional Chinese medicine.

How to treat it scientifically?

Depending on the type of acne and its etiology, we should use different treatment options.

1. Acne and cyst type:

For acne, you can directly use a hydrocolloid acne patch. It is a special hydrophilic hydrocolloid as the primary raw material. This natural material can absorb secretions after it is attached to the acne. Moreover, it can play the role of physical sunscreen, which can reduce the damage caused by ultraviolet rays to the skin and prevent pigmentation from leaving deep acne marks. The acne patch also isolates the bacteria in the air from contact with the acne, reducing the chance of acne infection, so the acne patch is also suitable for inflamed acne with pustules.

2. Papules and scar types:

It can be taken orally through Chinese herbal medicine, absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract, and interact with the intestinal flora. At the same time, intestinal flora metabolites also bio transform traditional Chinese medicine's active ingredients. Pharmacological studies have shown that most Chinese herbal medicines can directly inhibit intestinal pathogens' growth and synergistic effect on probiotics. Stubborn acne can be treated with acupuncture, massage (Quchi, Hegu, Dazhui, Weizhong, Tianshu), and other acupoints on the bladder meridian of Foot Taiyang and Stomach Meridian of Foot Yangming to regulate the stomach and clear the lungs to heat causes evil to have a way out, dredging the Yangming meridian of the sun, thereby improving the imbalance of intestinal flora.

Healthy ways to deal with acne:

1. Wash your face with lukewarm water, do not over-clean your skin.

2. Avoid alcohol, strong tea, and coffee, and avoid spicy, irritating, greasy, and sweet foods; do not eat fishy things, such as shrimps and crabs, which often enlarge the chronic inflammation of the sebaceous glands and are difficult to remove; do not eat supplements, most of the tonics are hot products. After tonic, the internal heat is aggravated, which is more likely to induce or aggravate acne.

3. Eat more fresh vegetables and fruits, and eat more foods rich in vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, and zinc-rich to keep the stool smooth.

4. Do not abuse cosmetics. Especially powdery and ointment cosmetics.

5. It is forbidden to squeeze or scratch the acne with your hands and avoid sun exposure.

6. The rules of life, adequate sleep, and a good mood.

For more information on Innomed® dressings, please refer to the previous articles. If you have customized needs, you are welcome to contact us; we will serve you wholeheartedly.

At Longterm Medical, we transform this data by innovating and developing products that make life easier for those who need loving care.


1. Wang Jinhui, Fu Hongyang, Dai Luyi, Cao Yi. Based on the theory that "Lung and large intestine are related to the outside and inside," to explore the correlation between acne and intestinal flora and its traditional Chinese medicine treatment [J]. Zhejiang Journal of Integrated Chinese Medicine, 2021, 31(04): 384-3

2. Wuwen Feng et al. Gut microbiota, a new frontier to understand traditional Chinese medicines[J]. Pharmacological Research, 2019, 142: 176-191.

3. Yu Lan, Xing Zhikai, Mi Shuangli, Wu Xia. The regulatory effect of traditional Chinese medicine on intestinal flora [J]. China Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2019, 44(01): 34-39. DOI: 10.19540/j.cnki. cjcmm.20181101.013.

Editor: kiki Jia
Date: June21,2022