Even though 85% of people 12-24 experience at least some form of acne, you can feel like the loneliest (and
most unattractive) person in the world if it's happening to you. So how do you even get acne in the first place?
Four steps come into play. It starts with clogged pores and ends with a red bump, whitehead, or blackhead that
erupts on your skin.
Even though 85% of people 12-24 experience at least some form of acne, you can feel like the loneliest (and most unattractive) person in the world if it's happening to you. So how do you even get acne in the first place? Four steps come into play. It starts with clogged pores and ends with a red bump, whitehead, or blackhead that erupts on your skin.
start to get bumpy
Pimples start with a clogged pore. Skin cells are constantly turning over, so as old cells die, they're sloughed off to reveal fresh skin every 30 days. But, if you're prone to breakouts, these dead cells mix with oil and clog your pores, trapping oil and bacteria inside
Things take a turn for the greasy with overproduction of oil. How? Hormones stimulate glands in your skin to produce oil. However, puberty and stress can throw the whole process for a loop by increasing hormone activity, which causes your glands to produce even more oil.
Acne bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes, or P. acnes, live naturally in your skin. They can get trapped inside the pores, and with all that oil to feed on, start to multiply. This causes swelling and redness - the start of acne.
As the final act in the acne drama, when bacteria digest oil, they release an inflammatory grime that leaks out of the pore. Your body detects the foreign mixture and goes on the offensive. Red and white blood cells go to this "infection," causing redness and swelling. The end result is the throbbing, red bump you affectionately know as a pimple.
Luckily, while understanding acne can be complicated, dealing with it can actually
be really simple. The solution? Blue Light It
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THE TYPE OF INFORMATION THE SITE COLLECTS ABOUT YOU
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HOW TRIA BEAUTY USES AND SHARES INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
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OUR SECURITY PRACTICES
We also have personal information retention processes designed to retain personal information for no longer than necessary for the purposes stated above or to otherwise meet legal requirements.
WHAT ARE COOKIES AND HOW DOES THE SITE USE THEM?
Our Site may also use a technology called "tracer tags" or "Web Beacons". This technology allows us to understand which pages you visit on our Site. These tracer tags are used to help us optimize and tailor our Site for you and other future visitors to our Site. We may also use third parties to serve our advertisements on other websites. These companies may use tracer tags or web beacons to report certain information (but not your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to our Site and the websites which advertise and feature links to our Website, in order to measure the effectiveness of our advertisements.
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CONTESTS & SURVEYS:
When you enter a contest or participate in a promotion, we may collect your name, address, phone number, email address, date of birth and other information you provide. We use this information to administer your participation in the contest or promotion. From time to time, we may also offer you the opportunity to participate in one of our surveys or other customer research. The information obtained through our surveys and customer research is used in an aggregated, non-personally identifiable form. We use this information to help us understand our customers, to enhance our product and service offerings, promotions and events.
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(For California Residents), California Privacy Rights under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84: California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84 give California residents the right to ask us for a notice describing the categories of personal information we share with third parties or affiliates for their direct marketing purposes. The notice will identify the categories of information shared and will include a list of the third parties and affiliates with which it has been shared, along with their names and addresses. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to email@example.com or Tria Beauty, 4160 Dublin Blvd., Suite 200, Dublin, CA 94568. Please allow 30 days for a response.
When you contact Tria Beauty's Customer Care department online with a comment, question or complaint, you may be asked for information that identifies you (such as your name, address and a phone number) along with additional information we need to help us promptly answer your question or respond to your comment or complaint. We may also retain this information to assist you in the future and to improve our customer service, product and service offerings, and events and promotions.
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MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, AND BANKRUPTCY
If Tria Beauty should ever file for bankruptcy or merge with another company, or if Tria Beauty should decide to buy another business, or sell or reorganize part or all of Tria Beauty's business, Tria Beauty may be required to disclose your personal information to prospective or actual purchasers and other parties. It is Tria Beauty's practice to obtain appropriate confidentiality protections for information disclosed in these types of transactions.
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ACCESSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Keeping your account information accurate and up-to-date is very important so we can provide you with excellent service. If your account information is incomplete, inaccurate, or not current, please follow the instructions on https://www.triabeauty.ca/positively-clear/login on the Site to correct your account information online. You may request access, updating and corrections of inaccuracies in other personal information we have in our custody or control by contacting us using the contact information set out below. We may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying your identity when seeking access to your personal information records.
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WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT MY PRIVACY?
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LAST REVISED July, 2012