acne

Acne is a condition of the skin that occurs when the follicles of the hair are filled with dead skin cells and oil. Once it accumulates, blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples start to show up in the face, chest, shoulders, and back. The condition is very common among the adolescent stage of both men and women. Yet, this can affect people of all ages.

 

There are plenty of treatments in the market but in most cases, acne is persistent. It heals slowly and when one faded, another one may come up.

 

Symptoms

Whiteheads or the plugged pores that are closed

Blackheads or the plugged pores that are open

Papules are small yet tender bumps

Pustules or pimples

Nodules are painful and solid lumps beneath the skin surface

Cystic lesions are pus-filled lumps

 

Causes

Bacteria, too much production of oil, excess activity of the hormone androgen and clogged hair follicles are the most common causes of acne.

 

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  1. December 25, 2018

    Yes this is absolutely right that acne occurs when pores become blocked with oil, acne bacteria, and dead skin cells. Certain prescription medications can cause acne breakouts and may worsen a pre-existing acne skin condition. Genetics may cause some individuals to be more susceptible to acne. If your parents had acne as teens, it’s more likely that you will, too.

  2. January 31, 2019

    Bacteria, too much production of oil, excess activity of the hormone androgen and clogged hair follicles are indeed a common reasons for acne, but acne can be the way your body is telling you you’re doing something wrong… wrong nutrition, wrong skin care, etc.

  3. February 15, 2019

    Such a great reading so far! These bumps can be blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, or cysts. Teens get acne because of the hormonal changes that come with puberty. If your parents had acne as teens, it’s more likely that you will, too. The good news is that, for most people, acne goes away almost completely by the time they are out of their teens. Thanks and keep posting things like this.

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