There are many myths about which factor causes acne and how it can be cured. The best part is a huge industry has played an important role by producing different kind of products which helps to treat and prevent acne especially in teenagers. It is really important to understand acne, but equally it is also important to understand what a hair follicle looks like.
In the skin, the follicle is buried and by breaking the skin surface, the hair grows out of it. Sebum is oil which is produced by sebaceous glands which are attached to the follicle. It helps to keep the skin healthy. When the sebum builds up in the skin and the hair follicle gets blocked, at that particular time acne occurs on the skin.
Generally, people think that acne is same as pimple but they are not aware of the fact that it also includes some non-inflamed forms which is called as comedones. There are two types of comedones : blackheads and whiteheads. A blackhead is formed when the erupted mass is open to the surface letting the melanin in the trapped sebum to become black and oxidize. A whitehead is formed when a blocked follicle which stays underneath the skin, forms a sebum and the mass of bacteria. Sometimes whiteheads are invisible to the eye.
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Now days, acne are most common in teenagers. It can happen in any age. A hormonal change that stimulates oil production could be one reason which causes acne to three out of four teenagers. However, acne can also happen to the people of 30s and 40s age.
Our bodies make more sebum when our hormones surge. This is the only cause why teen get acne and women frequently breakout before their periods. When pores in our skin become clogged, all kinds of acne pimples, blackheads, cysts and whiteheads occur. The big problem which is the result of acne is sebum which is the oil in our skin.
Getting Rid Of Acne
Firstly, we should be thankful to the advances in medicines by which acne can be controlled. There are many acne products which are available without asking for those particular products from the doctor. And the same products help lots of people with mild acne. Now they are able to see a good skin and a clear skin. However, it cannot control everyone’s acne because sometimes a dermatologist’s help is necessary to get rid of acne.
A treatment from dermatologist can be helpful for some people. Scars and additional breakouts can be easily prevented by treating acne. It has been showed by a research that treatment has a value. Nervousness, self esteem and depression can be suffered by the people living with acne. A person’s confidence level grows when acne is controlled and depression along with the nervousness also diminishes.