Acne is a sort of skin disease which is more common than what we may conventionally consider it to be. It affects the areas of the body most important to us, especially when having to wear revealing clothes, or swimming costumes. The upper chest and the back do not look good covered or spotted with multicolour pimples indicating unhealthy skin. The face and the neck are almost always visible. If covered with acne this could ruin the healthy first impression that most want to make.
The causes of acne can be many. Hereditary factors have a major role to play in this condition. It can be a terrifying condition especially for teenagers. There is no cure for it and the solution simply lies in dealing with the control of the symptoms.
Acne spots are classified into various types depending on their colour and physical appearance. Blackheads and whiteheads are what their name suggests. Black heads are the black dried oil plug on top of the infected part of the pimple. Whiteheads are a white pimple on top of the infected skin. This is simply a collection of white blood cells that are coming in to rescue the damaged tissue at the spot of the pimple.
Our skin needs to be moisturized in order to stay soft and working well. This is a task that is achieved by the sebum glands that lie down below beneath the skin surface. A hair follicle grows out of the pore. There are dead cells in this pore as well. Now when the dead cells get in the way of the sebum, the oil is not able to get to the surface of the skin. This blockage piles up under the skin escalating into a big bubble like structure that is visible to us like a pimple.
Acne is more common in teenagers. This is because more sebum is being produced all over sudden by the changing body. This results in having a greasy skin. Washing correctly may help reduce the symptoms of acne. Face washing if practiced 2 times a day regularly could help keep a clear complexion.
Acne could get really bad and cause scarring to the skin. This however occurs only in extreme cases. Left untreated it could clear out on its own within the time range of 4 to 5 years.