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Jul 4, 2016

All About Acne!

Acne is a disease that affects the skin’s oil glands. The small holes in your skin (pores) connect to oil glands under the skin. These glands make an oily substance called sebum. The pores connect to the glands by a canal called a follicle. Inside the follicles, oil carries dead skin cells to the surface of the skin. A thin hair also grows through the follicle and out to the skin. When the follicle of a skin gland clogs up, a pimple grows.
How Does Acne Develop?
Sometimes, the hair, sebum, and skin cells clump together into a plug. The bacteria in the plug cause swelling. Then when the plug starts to break down, a pimple grows.
There are many types of pimples. The most common types are:
# Whiteheads. These are pimples that stay under the surface of the skin.
# Blackheads. These pimples rise to the skin’s surface and look black. The black color is not from dirt.
# Papules. These are small pink bumps that can be tender.
# Pustules. These pimples are red at the bottom and have pus on top.
# Nodules. These are large, painful, solid pimples that are deep in the skin.
# Cysts. These deep, painful, pus-filled pimples can cause scars.
What Causes Acne? 
The cause of acne is unknown. Certain factors that might cause it:
# The hormone increase in teenage years (this can cause the oil glands to plug up more often)
# Hormonal changes during pregnancy
# Starting or stopping on birth control pills
# Heredity (if your parents had acne, you might get it, too)
# Greasy makeup.
Taking Care of Acne-prone Skin
Here are some ways to care for skin if you have acne:
# Clean skin gently. Use a mild cleanser in the morning, evening, and after heavy workouts. Scrubbing the skin does not stop acne. It can even make the problem worse.
# Try not to touch your skin. People who squeeze, pinch, or pick their pimples can get scars or dark spots on their skin.
# Stay out of the sun. Many acne medicines can make people more likely to sunburn.
# Choose makeup carefully. All makeup should be oil free. Look for the word “noncomedogenic” on the label. This means that the makeup will not clog up your pores. But some people still get acne even if they use these products.
# Shampoo your hair regularly. If your hair is oily, you may want to shampoo daily or every alternate day.
What Things Can Make Acne Worse?
Some things can make acne worse:
# Changing hormone levels in teenage girls and adult women 2 to 7 days before their period starts
# Pressure from bike helmets, backpacks, or tight collars
# Pollution and high humidity
# Squeezing or picking at pimples
# Hard scrubbing of the skin.
Don't be ashamed. Acne is not your fault. It's a normal part of life that affects almost everyone at some point.

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