Disruption of the skin by acne inflammation, infection, sun damage, disease, injury due to trauma, surgery, burns, accidents, or by chemical, dermabrasion or laser procedures used for skin renewal, generates a signal to the innate immune system and initiates responses that may or may not be effective in a) preventing an impending invasion from surrounding microbes and b) in triggering the regeneration of new healthy cells to replace those damaged.
Recent research has led to conclude that the skin itself not only acts as a physical barrier against microorganisms, it also produces peptides which tend to display broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. The skin also produces growth factors, inhibitors of tumors and proteins. Following skin injury or wounds, growth factors are produced to stimulate the regeneration of tissue and to induce the creation of antimicrobial peptides. The growth factor response ceases after regeneration of the tissue, when the physical barrier protecting against microbial infections is re-established.
The body’s response to acne, skin infection or injuries may or may not be impaired due to a malfunction of the immune system but when those occur we tend to address the problem with antibiotics and medicines that may have undesired side effects. Below we present an alternative and natural product made with the same biocid and skin regenerating substance a little creature with a skin similar to human skin uses to repair his own body when it has been damaged and is attacked by opportunistic bacteria and microbes.
Acne Skin Care – Natural Solution to Clear Skin Infections in Days
Skin infection can also be addressed with BIOCUTIS skin care products instead of using antibiotics that create bacterial resistance.
The current situation of antibiotic resistant bacteria is creating alarm throughout the medical community. The over-prescription of antibiotics and people not taking the full recommended dosage, has created some super bacteria that are quite deadly because they are resistant to antibiotics. A good example is the new form of pneumonia that usually ends with infected people being placed in an Intensive Care Unit.
So what do we do now? One thing we can do is to look at how humans and other organisms ward off infections. The answer for many of humans infectious problems may lie with antimicrobial peptide antibiotics which have been found to be produced by all living animals tested to date.
This includes frogs (Journal of Peptide Research – Amphibians, The antibiotic and anticancer active aurein peptides from the Australian Bell Frogs) cows, fish ( Characterization of a Fish Antimicrobial Peptide), pigs Natural antibiotics help aid swine health and food safety, insects Antimicrobial peptides in insects), snails (Antimicrobial peptides in the secretion of land snails ), snakes, birds and plants. And they are produced by many different tissues and organs of the body, including our skin.
These peptides are thought to punch holes in the membranes of bacteria much like the complement proteins do in our immune system. But what is really exciting about these antimicrobial peptide antibiotic substances is that the target bacterium may not be able to mutate and defend itself against this antibiotic action.
Bacteria have survived for millions of years by developing resistance to new stressors including natural antibiotics like penicillin. What simply happens is that the bacteria, with a high rate of mutation, ends up modifying one or more of its enzymes that are used to break the link between a target protein and the antibiotic. As a result, the antibiotic does not work.
But to adapt to a peptide antibiotic that punches a hole in the cell membrane is a different story. To protect itself, the bacterium would have to change the entire composition of the cell membrane. And to change the composition of a membrane would mean changing many of the enzymes that are responsible for making the complex membrane in the first place.
Peptide antibiotics respond within minutes. Part of the reason for this rapid response is how the peptide acts on the cell membrane. But to destroy a cell, the peptide must also quickly find the bacterial membrane. How does this happen? The answer lies in the construction of the cell membrane.
The plasma membrane of eukaryotic cells is much different than the membrane of a prokaryotic cell. Eukaryotic cell membranes are constructed of a phospholipid bilayer and cholesterol. Consequently, these membranes have a low negative electrical charge. On the other hand, a bacterial membrane is made up of fats and sugars. This difference in construction means that bacteria have a high negative electrical charge that quickly attracts the peptide antibiotics.
Peptide antibiotics are effective. In one clinical trial for the treatment of meningitis, a disease that affects 3,000 children a year, a peptide antibiotic not only killed the bacterium which produces the toxin, but it also bound to the toxin preventing the damage the endotoxin produces. This is a promising new venue for research … and creating effective drugs…
But bringing a drug to clinical trial is time consuming and expensive. It takes $300 million to bring a drug to market. This cost covers every thing from discovery, identification, synthesis and clinical trials. This process may also take 10 or more years to accomplish.
Fortunately we do not have to wait to get the benefits of antimicrobial peptides when fighting acne or skin injuries, for they can be addressed with the peptides and proteins contained in the mucin of certain species of land snails, the same they use to repair their own body and calcium shell whenever damaged.
The natural biocid action of the snail’s mucin is very effective against skin infections and acne inflammation, and without the pitfalls of pharmaceutical antibiotics or the side effects of harsh chemicals. The mucin also helps to get rid of the chemical inflammatory promoters (i.e. interleukin-6, hydrogen peroxide, histamines, bacterial toxins) that are significantly increased by acne infection.
BIOCUTIS products contain an acne treatment serum from land snails that acts both as a unique antimicrobial that kills acne germs and also as a skin regenerating accelerator.
Acne treatment, rosacea, acne scar marks removed with BIOCUTIS Serum
- stimulates the production of defensive molecules on the skin that fight microbes, viruses and fungi, creating a barrier against infection
- yields quick results in treatment of acne infections
- unclogs pores blocked by sebum
- controls adult acne breakouts & teen pimples, zits & blackheads, gets rid of back acne
- effective for facial ice pick acne scar marks, pitted acne scars, chicken pox scar repair
- compatible with accutane for severe cystic acne scarring and accutane’s side effects
- acts against folliculitis pustular sores and lumps (boils, furuncles), on skin or scalp
- gets rid of rosacea pustules, papules & lesions
- reduces acne rosacea redness and rhinophyma
- eliminates warts
Forget about chemicals, now you can take care of your skin with nature’s gift for healthy skin.
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