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Acne Information, Cause, Tips and Treatment
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An acne problem starts when the pores in the skin become clogged with sebum, an oil which lubricates the skin and hair. It may occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms. Acne is most common among teenagers during puberty, when the hormones go into overdrive, causing the overproduction of sebum. However, it is not restricted to any age group. Many adults in their 20s, all the way up to their 40s cope with acne. Although not life threatening, acne can be very troubling and disfiguring. Severe cases can lead to serious and permanent scarring.
The main symptoms of acne include:
Cause of Acne
Several factors can contribute to the cause of acne or make it worse. These include:
In addition, certain drug medications are known to cause acne. These may include:
Greasy and substandard cosmetics may alter the cells of the follicles and make them stick together.
Friction or pressure caused by bike helmets, backpacks, or tight collars can contribute or worsen acne.
Also, environmental irritants (such as pollution and high humidity), picking at or squeezing pimples, and hard scrubbing of the skin can make acne worse.
Myths About the Causes of Acne
There are many myths about what causes acne. Chocolate, greasy food, and pizza are often blamed, but research has shown that food seems to have little to no effect on the development and course of acne in most people.
Acne is not caused by poor hygiene. You can wash your skin hard and frequently, but all that will do is irritate the skin and make it worse. The best approach to hygiene and acne is to wash your face twice daily with a mild soap and pat dry the skin.
If you let acne run its course it will not be cleared up. If acne treatments are not working, consider seeing a dermatologist. With the products available today, there is no reason why someone has to endure acne or suffer from scars.
Also, acne is not contagious, you cannot catch it from someone else.
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