Acne occurs when the pores of the skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria.

Cystic acne commonly increases in your thirties as this is when the skin is most susceptible to hormonal changes. The hormonal shifts affect the oil glands and sebaceous glands of the skin.  

Acne signs vary depending on the severity of your condition:

  • Whiteheads (closed plugged pores)
  • Blackheads (open plugged pores)
  • Small red, tender bumps (papules)
  • Pimples (pustules), which are papules with pus at their tips
  • Large, solid, painful lumps under the skin (nodules)
  • Painful, pus-filled lumps under the skin (cystic lesions)

Factors Causing Acne

Hormonal changes. Androgens are hormones that increase in boys and girls during puberty and cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum.

Certain medications. Examples include drugs containing
corticosteroids, testosterone or lithium.

Stress. Stress doesn't cause acne, but if you have acne
already, stress may make it worse.

  • Excess oil (sebum) production
  • Hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells
  • Bacteria
  • Inflammation
  • A blackhead is a pore congested with bacteria and oil

How do I get rid of Acne?

Understanding the cause of acne helps to understand how to
treat the acne.

Topical solutions that can kill the bacteria and unclog the
pores is a great place to start for any acne routine.

Improving fluid intake and dietary intake can reduce the
causes of acne significantly. By drinking more water, can ensure that you won't
suffer from severe pimples and acne. The more hydrated the skin, the less your
pores will clog.

Acne and skin blemishes develop in specific zones because of
internal issues, which may include high blood pressure, dehydration, and
digestive wellbeing, or even as a complaint from another organ in the body,
such as the 'angry' liver.

Risk factors for acne

Age - People of all ages can get acne, but it's most common in teenagers.

Hormonal changes - Such changes are common during puberty or pregnancy.

Genetics - plays a role in acne. If both of your parents had acne, you're likely to develop it too.

Greasy or oily substances - You may develop acne where your skin comes into contact with oil or oily lotions and creams.

Friction or pressure on your skin can be caused by
items such as telephones, cell phones, helmets, tight collars and backpacks.

Myths that have little effect on acne

Chocolate and greasy foods have little to no effect on acne

Hygiene - acne isn't caused by dirty skin.

Cosmetics don't necessarily worsen acne - remove makeup

Natural Acne Solutions


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