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08/24/2020

ACNE & ITS CAUSES

Acne problems occur to everyone especially ladies during the menstruation period. It is normal to have a few spots on your face. First, oil glands produce oil. Then pores get plugged up with a combination of oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells. This results in acne. What is not normal is when you have way too much acne! This might call for severe problems. The severity of acne is determined by the scope and type of lesions. Severe acne consists of numerous or extensive papules and pustules, as well as many nodules or cysts.

Today, we are going to travel to the causes of acne. So, what are the causes of acne?

There are four main factors cause acne:

  1. Excess oil production
  2. Hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells
  3. Bacteria
  4. Excess activity of a type of hormone (androgens)

Acne typically appears on your face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders because these areas of skin have the most oil (sebaceous) glands. Hair follicles are connected to oil glands.

The follicle wall may bulge and produce a whitehead. Or the plug may be open to the surface and darken, causing a blackhead. A blackhead may look like dirt stuck in pores. But actually, the pore is congested with bacteria and oil, which turns brown when it’s exposed to the air.

Pimples are raised red spots with a white centre that develop when blocked hair follicles become inflamed or infected with bacteria. Blockages and inflammation that develop deep inside hair follicles produce cystlike lumps beneath the surface of your skin. Other pores in your skin, which are the openings of the sweat glands, aren’t usually involved in acne.

What worsens acne?

These factors can trigger or aggravate acne:

Hormones. Androgens are hormones that increase in boys and girls during puberty and cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum. Hormonal changes related to pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptives also can affect sebum production. And low amounts of androgens circulate in the blood of women and can worsen acne.

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

Diet. Studies indicate that certain dietary factors, including skim milk and carbohydrate-rich foods — such as bread, bagels and chips — may worsen acne. Chocolate has long been suspected of making acne worse. A small study of 14 men with acne showed that eating chocolate was related to a worsening of symptoms. Further study is needed to examine why this happens and whether people with acne would benefit from following specific dietary restrictions.

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Stress. Stress can make acne worse. How shall you overcome this? Breath. Keep remembering that someone somewhere out there may have to face bigger problems than you did.

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