Sunday, February 3, 2013


Contd. on causes of acne

Another cause of acne are Hormones:  As the levels of the hormone rise, especially at the time of menopause and through puberty, oil is created on a much higher level which results in your pores being blocked. Hence the reason why more teenagers are affected than anyone else and also the reason why over the counter solutions are all advertised at teens.
The pores will usually attempt to clean themselves, this, however, is made much harder if they come blocked with oil. Oil, or even dirt, are more than capable of blocking your pores and cause a breakout of acne such as oil of your hair if it hangs down into your face and especially when you touch your face with hands that are not clean. 

Amazingly your Diet: It can also attribute to the causes of acne. As always, the skin has to be in tip top shape all the time so it can get to work in unblocking the pores as the pores can be blocked by both oil and dirt. The skin is the biggest organ of the body has, and if it is not been fed right, it won’t perform well. If your diet is high in salt and low in vitamins A, B and E you will be limiting the fundamentals of what your skin needs in order to fend off acne.

 Pollution: Smoke, dirt and debris present in the air cause adult acne. You sometimes cannot avoid going to a place with so much pollution that your skin suffers the effects. Adult acne cannot be prevented if this is the cause.
Over-production of oil:There are some people who produce more facial oil than most. When your face is oily, you have more chances of developing a breakout every now and then.

Taking birth control pills: Being on birth control may trigger breakouts. Taking birth control pills causes hormonal changes and imbalance, so whenever you take the Pill, you may notice a pimple or two, or worse, a full-blown breakout. So also the taking of drug toxicity (usually from steroids).         
Dehydration:It is also a cause of acne breakouts that is related to your diet plan. Your skin uses perspiration to clear skin pores and if your skin is not properly hydrated then you will find it hard to clear your pores from dirt and oil. If you don’t drink adequate water then your body limits water from your skin and moves it to your internal organs. The quality and health of the epidermis will diminish but not only will you be incapable to fight the reasons of acne but your epidermis will appear a whole lot poorer should you have an outbreak.    There are various causes of acne those detailed above are simply the most common. However, there are several misconceptions in connection with the causes of acne. 

The most common belief is that a cause of acne is poor personal hygiene. Cleansing the face makes it possible to fight acne it is not an underlying cause. Hormone surges will still result in you to have acne regardless of how often you wash your face.For most of us struggling with acne is an embarrassing experience which will impact the self-confidence of the victim but what you need to keep in mind is that it is a common condition which affects many people. There are numerous causes of acne and you shouldn’t feel like it is your fault when you get acne. The above causes of acne also happens to an adult.

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Monday, May 28, 2012


   Sebaceous glands may malfunction and overproduce sebum, a condition known as seborrhea. Individuals with seborrhea have oily faces and greasy scalps and likely to develop seborrheic dermatitis, a scaly and itchy inflammation of the skin that produces dandruff
Hairs full of dandruff
as well as rashes on the scalp, chest and back as seen below.
Seborrhoea dermatitis on the
       Seborrhea may develop into acne, a condition commonly affecting adolescents and young adults. In acne, bacteria break down sebum into fatty acids.As the bacteria continue to work, fatty acids seep out, forming whiteheads and other eruptions on the surface of the skin.
               When a pore becomes blocked and acne bacteria begin to multiply in the pore, your body tries to dislodge the blockage by attacking it like an infection, which because of the bacteria it technically is.
     The oil gland continues to produce oil, the acne bacteria continues to multiply, and swelling and pain follows. This is how the acne pimple or “pustule” forms in the first place.
            If the blockage becomes too large, OR, you pick and press on the pimple, collagen fibres in your skin that surrounds can be displaced and or damaged. When the pore finally does heal, there can be a red mark left behind (due to damaged capillaries around the pore much like a bruise) or a deeper indentation known as a “pock mark”. We all have seen Individuals with these marks that are the hallmark of chronic acne. I would like to point out here though, that just one pimple can create a scar if not treated properly.
     Sometimes sebum becomes clogged in the opening of a sebaceous gland and forms a BLACKHEAD. Although blackheads look as if they result from dirt beneath the skin, their color is actually produced by the combination of SEBUM and OXYGEN. Another condition caused by the blockage of a sebaceous gland is the sebaceous CYST, a large flesh-coloured lump beneath the surface of the skin. Although a sebaceous cyst poses no threat to general health, it may be removed for cosmetic reasons.

       Puberty, period in the human life span during which the organs of sexual reproduction mature, it is also when the hormone changes in the body environment and it also stimulates sebum. This maturation is evidenced in females by the onset of MENSTRUATION, in males by the production of SEMEN, and in both by the enlargement of the external genitalia. Rapid growth marks a range of physiological changes. Various secondary sexual characteristics also appear for the first time during puberty; in males, production of body hair increases markedly, particularly in the public axillary and facial regions, and the voice usually changes and becomes deeper in tone; in females, hair also appears in the public and axillary regions, and the breasts become enlarged. Accelerated development of the sweat glands in both sexes may trigger acne.
·     NOTE: Puberty usually occurs in males between the ages of 13 and 16, and in females between the ages of 11 and 14.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012


acne(pimples): INTRODUCTION TO ACNE(OVERVIEW): ACNE Acne , eruptive skin disease. It is primarily a disorder of the sebaceous follicles of the skin and appears most often on the ...


Acne, eruptive skin disease. It is primarily a disorder of the sebaceous follicles of the skin and appears most often on the face, neck, and back. The natural secretion, or sebum, of the follicles accumulates and mixes with dust and dirt. The follicles and surrounding tissue become inflamed and blackheads appear. If the follicle opening completely closes, the accumulated sebum is degraded by bacteria and forms a cyst.
Acne vulgaris, the most common form, is usually associated with adolescence but may also occur in adults. A severe form of the disorder is known as acne conglobata. Other forms of acne are also observed, such as the chloracne caused by chlorinated compounds. In acne rosacea, the capillaries in the cheeks, forehead, and nose are swollen with blood and the oil glands in the skin become infected.
Acne in adolescence results primarily from hormonal changes taking place in the body; the hormones stimulate sebum production. Outbreaks cannot be prevented by a controlled diet and are not a sign of uncleanliness. Good hygiene should be observed, however, to prevent more serious infections. Severe acne may be treated by antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, or vitamin A derivatives. Severe acne in adults may be a sign of an underlying endocrine disorder.So what are the causes of this above listed acne.

acne(pimples): definition of acne

acne(pimples): definition of acne: ACNE(pimples) skin condition: a disease of the oil-secreting glands of the skin that often affects adolescents, producing eruptions on the...

definition of acne

skin condition: a disease of the oil-secreting glands of the skin that often affects adolescents, producing eruptions on the face, neck, and shoulders that can leave pitted scars. Technical name acne vulgaris. More still to come...... T82KXCRESGNH