Acne

What is Acne?

A skin condition, known as Acne Vulgaris, is a medical skin condition that affects the sebaceous glands (pores where oil is produced at the base of the follicle). Acne primarily occurs during puberty, though it can negatively affect people in any age group. During acne breakouts, oil can become clogged in the pores, causing bacteria to build up, creating what is called a pimple. These acne blemishes can form in different ways. Some can form as a blackhead, an open commodone that's a clogged pore that looks dark in color. Blackheads are relatively easy to extract from the pore. Whiteheads are closed commodones and usually come to the surface, so they're also easy to extract. Pustules and papules are usually more painful and they can cause redness, caused by inflammation. Pustules have pus formed at the head of the pimple. Other types of acne include cystic acne and nodules that form under the skin. This form of acne is very painful and it can be difficult to extract. Cystic acne can also leave scars on the skin. These scars are known as PIH (post-inflammation hyperpigmentation).

Acne is very common in teenagers, when the oil glands are more active, due to increasing/changing hormones. Acne can affect all ethnic skin types and can affect their skin far into a persons' older years. Hormonal issues such as pregnancy, pre- and post-menopause and even some thyroid issues can be an explanation for acne in older women.

Acne can be encouraged/caused by other factors as well. Makeup can clog pores, genetics can have an impact and even an allergic reaction to topical skincare products can cause acne. Certain medications and foods can also be linked to digestive issues, which can cause acne.

Any form of acne, mild to severe, can be effectively treated with professional skin care products, proper dietary changes and lifestyle improvements. The key to improving/maintaining healthy skin is through proper nutrition and health changes, along with the regular use of condition-focused topical skin care products/treatments. Over time, this combination improves the overall health and appearance of skin.

Different forms of acne will be more thoroughly discussed, along with the proper treatment/use of ingredients for specific types of acne. This includes internal use and topical resources that can address/heal different types of acne in different age ranges and conditions.

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Treatments for back acne

When warm weather comes around, short sleeves, back exposing shirts and tank tops regain their popularity. Everyone wants to be as comfortable in their attire, as possible. But, what about those who suffer from acne on the back? What causes these confidence damaging skin outbreaks and what can be done to improve or eliminate it? Acne on the back and chest are caused by the same common factors or conditions as facial acne. Over productive skin sebaceous glands, hormones, bacteria and yes, even diet and exercise can cause outbreaks. Why the diet? Well, our skin is our largest organ, so if...

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