Acne Treatment: 7
Things You Must Know!
Let me ask you this...
Are you suffering from acne?
Do you know what is causing it and is there any
effective acne treatment?
Studies show that an estimated 80 % percent of
people experience acne at some point. No one
knows exactly what the cause of acne is, but
there are a few theories.
Let´s take a look at 7 of them:
1. Acne normally begins between the ages of
eleven and thirteen.
This is true in both males and females due to
changes in hormone levels. These hormones,
called androgens, will enlarge the facial
glands. The oil produced by the glands is known
as sebum. The hair follicles shed dead cells
too quickly and the cells and sebum form a
blockage in the gland.
2. Pressure and rubbing from tight
Adult with acne should avoid tight-collared
shirts that might irritate the acne further.
Adult athletes may notice an outbreak of acne
from equipment such as backpacks or athletic
3. Acne can also be caused by genetics.
Studies have shown that a family history of
acne can affect whether you have acne and the
severity of it. So if your mother or father had
acne as a teen, chances are that it will be a
contributory factor to the cause of your
4. Factors linked to women
Women have several factors that men don’t that
can be linked to the cause of acne. Women go
through several phases of life that cause their
hormone levels to change. These changes can
cause acne in adult women between two and seven
days before their menstrual cycle.
5. Pregnancy and hormones
Pregnant women also experience a fluctuation in
Those who may have previously had little or no
acne may see pimples during their pregnancy and
for a time after the birth of the baby until
the hormone levels return to normal.
6. Menopause and hormones
Menopause will cause changes in hormone levels
for woman and can be a cause of acne. Women
also tend to wear heavy makeup when experience
an acne outbreak, which only worsens the
problem by further clogging pores.
Especially in adults, stress can be another
cause of acne. When you are stressed, the
hormone cortisol is produced.
Cortisol will worsen any acne you already have.
To prevent stress-related acne, try relaxation
Some adults experience acne from picking at
blemishes on their skin. You should never pick
at or squeeze a pimple, blackhead or any other
blemish on your face.
This can only cause more acne and possibly an
infection. When cleaning your face, avoid harsh
facial cleansers(they cause the creation of
more sebum) and scrubbing your face too
The sad part is that most of the acne products
are sold over the counter for
Most over-the-counter acne treatments are
topical and come in the form of a cream, soap,
lotion or gel.
Acne products normally contain benzoyl peroxide
(good for killing the bacteria and possibly
reducing oil production), sulfur (helps
eliminate blackheads and whiteheads) and/or
salicylic acid (cuts down the speed of cell
More severe cases may require prescription acne
medicine that is topical or oral.
Oral acne medication can help reduce both the
growth of the bacteria and inflammation of
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