Acne – All you need to know about winning the battle

By on March 24, 2015

 

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What is acne?

Acne commonly called pimples (Acne Vulgaris) is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles on the face, back, chest, shoulders and neck.
Acne start to occur mostly during puberty in man when the sebaceous or oil glands come to life and are stimulated by hormones produced by the adrenal glands of both males and females.

How is acne formed?

Human skin has pores (tiny holes) which connect to oil glands located under the skin, these glands produce Sebum, an oily liquid which carries dead skin cells through the follicles to the surface of the skin. Whenever these follicles get blocked, there is an accumulation of oil under the skin which leads to the formation of pimples. Skin cells, sebum and hair can come together and form a plug, this plug gets infected with bacteria, resulting in a swelling. A pimple starts to develop when the plug begins to break down.

Acne start to occur mostly during puberty in man when the sebaceous or oil glands come to life and are stimulated by hormones produced by the adrenal glands of both males and females.

How common is acne?

It is reported that more than 75% of adolescents and young adults will get acne at some time. Acne can affect people of all races and all ages. Acne affects both men and women, young men often suffer from acne longer because of testosterone which is present in higher quantities in young men.

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6 Types of Pimples

1. Whiteheads : remain under the skin and are very small
2. Blackheads : clearly visible, they are black and appear on the surface of the skin. Remember that a blackhead is not caused by dirt. Scrubbing your face vigorously when you see blackheads will not help
3. Papules : visible on the surface of the skin. They are small bumps, usually pink
4. Pustules : clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are red at their base and have pus at the top
5. Nobules : clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are large, solid pimples. They are painful and are embedded deep in the skin
6. Cysts : clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are painful, and are filled with pus. Cysts can easily cause scars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jqUhSKV8o8

6 Myths about Acne

We’ll just come out and say it; there is a lot of misleading and downright wrong information out there about acne. Thankfully, scientific research has dispelled a lot of these ‘acne myths’. We now have a pretty good idea of what does and does not cause acne. Let’s take a look at seven of the biggest of these acne myths.

Myth 1: Acne is caused by eating certain foods

This one has been around a long time yet is supported by exactly no scientific acne treatmentproof. Although certain individuals may seem experience outbreaks when they eat certain foods, there is no universal laws that apply to everyone. Eating pizza, chocolate, nuts, and greasy foods will not increase your acne.

Myth 2: Acne is related to dirt or having dirty skin

Although having clean skin has other benefits, dirt does not cause acne. Acne is formed under the surface of the skin and is due to build-ups of sebum and dead skin cells. It’s not dirt that clogs your follicles.

Myth 3: Washing your face all the time will clear up acne.

Having clean skin is not the answer to preventing acne. Overdoing it as far as washing your face can actually make matters worse. Stripping your skin of oil could lead to future breakouts.

Myth 4: Only teenagers get acne

It is true that 9 out of 10 teenagers experience acne, but it is also true that about 1 in 4 adults get it also. Acne seems to be connected with hormones which would explain why teenagers have such a high incidence of acne, but adults are also going through hormonal changes at various times in their lives.

Myth 5: Stress causes acne

Scientific evidence shows that stress is not that large of a factor in acne. It was believed for many years that stress caused bouts of acne but it simply isn’t so.

Myth 6: Acne can be cured

Many people view acne as a disease that can be permanently cured. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Acne can be controlled and prevented through proper skin care, but it cannot be cured.

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