Understanding acne

what is acne?

Blemishes. Breakouts. Pimples. Zits. Whatever you call them, your doctor calls them acne. The most common skin condition in the U.S., acne affects 40 to 50 million Americans.6 Acne happens when pores become clogged with excess oil and dead cells. Bacteria that normally live on the skin's surface begin to multiply under the surface, causing the pore to become inflamed (red and swollen).6 While washing your face is a good idea from a health standpoint, doing so won't cure acne. It's a real skin disease and many people need the help of a doctor to get it under control.7

XIMINO | What is Acne?

How do XIMINO capsules treat acne?

XIMINO capsules are indicated for the treatment of inflammatory, moderate to severe acne without nodules (large hard, swollen bumps).1 It not only has an anti-inflammatory effect, but also kills the acne-causing bacteria.4 The active ingredient in XIMINO capsules is minocycline, an antibiotic that has been used for over 40 years.1,8

he active ingredient in XIMINO capsules is minocycline

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When should I see a dermatologist?

Don't let your skin hold you back. If you are feeling concerned about your skin's appearance or if your acne is leaving scars, it's time to talk to a dermatologist about your treatment options.

Your dermatologist has a lot of choices when it comes to selecting just the right treatment for you. Once he or she has determined the severity of your acne, your dermatologist may recommend a topical (applied to the skin) or an oral (taken by mouth) medicine. The doctor could also suggest other treatment options.11

The active ingredient in XIMINO capsules is minocycline

Dermatologists not only help treat your existing acne, but can also help prevent future breakouts and reduce the possibility of developing scars.9

If I have acne, how should I care for my skin?

If I have acne, how should I care for my skin?

In a word – gently. These tips can help you see clearer skin:

  • Use gentle, alcohol-free products and apply them with your fingertips – even washcloths or sponges can be too abrasive for your skin.9
  • Avoid the temptation to scrub, use exfoliants, or be rough with your skin in any way, since scrubbing can make acne worse.9
  • Only use lukewarm water – water that is too hot or cold is irritating to skin.9
  • If you wear makeup, look for the word “noncomedogenic” on the label. These products are formulated to reduce the chances of clogging pores.10
  • If you have oily hair, shampoo daily to keep oil from your hair from transferring to your face.10
  • Follow the advice of your dermatologist and take your prescribed medications as directed.

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