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What should you know about your ACNE?

Skincare
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
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Acne may sound familiar, but you do not want it to appear on your body or on any part of your skin. Acne affects most of the population and continues into adulthood. It usually occurs when skin pores become clogged with oil, dead skin, and bacteria buildup, resulting in skin inflammation and acne. 

The Common Causes of Acne 

1. Hormonal Changes 

Hormonal acne occurs when hormonal changes cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and produce more sebum. Excess sebum then interacts with bacteria on the pores, resulting in acne. 

 

 2. Exposure to Specific Cosmetic 

Some oil-based or comedogenic cosmetics can cause acne, which is known as Acne Cosmetica. Comedogenic cosmetic products accumulate within hair follicles, clogging pores and causing blemishes. 

 

 3. Diet 

Certain foods can cause inflammation throughout the body, which may contribute to acne outbreaks. Diet can also affect hormones, which can aggravate acne. Milk and high-sugar foods, for example, can raise insulin levels, affecting other hormones that affect the skin.

 

4. Stress 

Psychological stress can aggravate acne, and stress can disrupt a person's hormonal balance and immune function. This increases the likelihood of oily skin and clogged pores. 

 

The Long-Term Side Effects of Acne if it is Left Untreated 

  • Inflammation and caused nodules or cysts 
  • Scarring and dark spots 
  • Pink to Red Discoloration of the skin 

 

Consult the Professional Team if: 

  • Your acne condition affects your quality of life 
  • The acne is severe. 
  • Self-care methods have not been effective.  
  • There are large nodules and cysts. 
  • There is significant scarring.  

 

Conclusion 

Acne can affect more than just your skin; researchers discovered that people with acne can develop depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, poor self-image, decreased quality of life, or a sense of isolation. As a result, you should never ignore your acne and assume that it will go away on its own. Early treatment can help to avoid emotional distress and acne scars. If you want to learn more, speak with a pharmacist at your nearest BIG Pharmacy.  

 
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