Know Your Enemy Acne Basic Training
Have a company: acne affects almost everyone. It affects approximately 85% of the population between 12 and 24 years old. 40% of acne sufferers have breakouts severe enough to require medical treatment.
Acne doesn’t seem like a favorite. Men and women of all races during adolescence and adulthood are roughly equal to developing acne.
It is a common skin condition characterized by lesions that infest the skin. Lesions form as black or white heads or cysts due to clogged pores.
The so-called “T-zone” of the face, nose, chin, and forehead is the most common area for pimples. The back is the second most common area for acne, followed by the neck, chest, and shoulders.
Acne tends to strike for the first time during adolescence and most often at puberty because this is when the body begins to produce a large amount of an oily substance called sebum. An oil is usually good, it keeps hair and skin soft and hydrated. But during puberty, the body makes a lot. Excess oil clogs pores and leaves skin oily.
Puberty also increases the production of follicular cells. Dead cells build up quickly and combine with sebum to form whiteheads. The oil and dead cells create a breeding ground for bacteria that create redness and swelling in the area that leads to pimples.
For many people, acne becomes difficult to form a self image because it affects their appearance. Adolescents are at particular risk because acne can cause feelings of low self-worth and even depression. It causes some to withdraw from social interactions and others to get angry and upset.
Most people find that their acne is gone by the time they reach their 20s. Although for some it can last throughout adulthood.
Can be treated
The good news is that there are many modern medical treatments for acne. The first line of defense is to keep your skin clean and oil-free. To do this, wash gently with soap and water twice a day, especially after activities or conditions that cause sweating. There are a variety of medical treatments available, both prescription and over-the-counter.
In severe cases, a dermatologist is required to seek advice on nutrition, lifestyle changes, topical medications, and antibiotics that fight acne-causing bacteria.
Don’t look in the mirror and relax. defend!