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Major Causes of Acne

Whether you're fifteen or thirty-five, acne is never fun. In fact it's often the exact opposite- bringing embarrassment, shame, and eventually low self-esteem. Boy, girl, young, old, blonde, and brunette - many people suffer from these red, and often painful, bumps. There are reasons people get acne and some identifiable causes. Being aware of these causes can help you prevent and guard against the development of your acne - and leave your T-zone pimple free!

First, it's important to remember that acne doesn't just appear out of nowhere. In truth, the development of acne is a very normal occurrence caused by the unfortunate combination of overactive oil glands and hair follicles in the skin. Every follicle, or pore, on your face sprouts a tiny little hair that is connected – under your outer layer of skin- with multi-lobed oil glands, also named the sebaceous glands. These sebaceous glands produce a substance known as sebum, which lubricates the hair and skin. Sometimes the coupled effect of over-produced sebum and dead skin cells shed by the tiny hair follicle, mix together and end up clogging the pore. Bacteria, which live on the sebum lead to swelling and redness- and voila! It is the ugly start of acne.

There are many reasons the sebaceous glands over produce sebum, and likewise reasons the pore might have problems properly shedding its dead skin cells. One big reason is due to heredity. Some people are just born with small pores that make clogging dead skin cells, easy. Others are born with hyper-active sebaceous glands. Still more people are unfortunately born with both. This type of cause can be difficult when preventing acne, because it's simply in your genes. Luckily, there are products to fight acne when it does appear, should this be your case.

Another main culprit that often causes acne is, well… hormonal. That is why many of acne's sufferers are today's teens. Due to the raging hormones of society's youth, this large and diverse group becomes a chief target for acne. Young women, for instance, may often see flare-ups during or around the time of their menstrual cycle. This is due to the hormonal imbalance in women at that time; and young men experience an increased production of the male sex hormone- androgens- during puberty, which can lead to a hormonal imbalance and unfortunately- acne.

Finally, what often causes hormonal changes (aside from puberty) can just be increased stress, and not receiving enough sleep. Also, clogging pores with make-up or especially oily moisturizers and foundations can contribute to the causes of acne.

So keep your face clean, stay informed, remember acne is totally normal and there are many ways to relieve it for those instances when prevention simply doesn't cut it.

Kourtney Kardashian's Favorite Makeup FIGHTS Acne While Covering Blemishes

Acne is tricky, because you want to cover it, but so many makeup products can lead to more breakouts! This brand helps heal while it conceals, and is loved by Kourtney Kardashian! The Kardashian and Jenner sisters all look amazing, and now we know why!

Published:  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:48:00 GMT



Best Makeup Tips for Acne-Prone Skin

Concealing acne is tricky. You have to hide both uneven skin color and texture issues. You also need to be careful that pustule acne doesn't pick up makeup. As a dermatologist, I know it's best to use mineral powder on acne-prone skin. Avoid ...

Published:  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:02:00 GMT



Smell like roses: Use the petals to treat acne and de-stress. We tell you how

Roses have a lot of uses apart from its de-stressing fragrance. From being an ace hydrator to being a healer, experts have rated the rose and its petals high for their uses. Here are some of the benefits: Hydration: Rose mixed with water helps hydrate, re ...

Published:  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:11:00 GMT



Sol-Gel announces positive results for combination therapy for acne

Sol-Gel Technologies Ltd. has announced positive results from its phase 2 clinical trial of its topical drug candidate TWIN for treating acne vulgaris. TWIN is a once-daily cream containing a fixed-dose combination of tretinoin and benzoyl peroxide ...

Published:  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:57:00 GMT



Sebacia grabs $36M to push gold microparticle acne treatment through FDA

Sebacia, which already markets its gold-and-silica microparticle acne treatment in Europe, raised $36 million to finish a U.S. pivotal trial ahead of an FDA submission expected in 2018. The new funding includes a $20 million series D and a $16 million debt ...

Published:  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:03:00 GMT



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