Acne is a very common skin issue during adolescence and early adulthood. However, acne can continue into adulthood. Men and women are often surprised by the onset of adult acne especially if they’ve never suffered with problematic skin in adolescence. Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones and other substances on the skin's oil glands, sebaceous glands and hair follicles. Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) are the anaerobic bacterium that causes acne. The key to treating acne is to first understand its root cause, then, and only then can you begin to minimize and eventually alleviate break-outs. The main causes of acne are: hormonal changes, congested or clogged pores, food sensitivities and allergies, excess of bacteria living on the skin, and having genetically sebaceous skin. Your lifestyle choices and poor habits, such as falling asleep with your make-up on or not cleansing after an intense workout will exasperate the acne condition.
Treating Acne Problems
Acne can be a chronic inflammation of the sebaceous glands of the skin. It can have a hormonal or genetic origin. It can cause pustules, blackheads, and whiteheads. Severe cases can cause upraised nodules and abscesses that can scar the skin permanently, often referred to as cystic acne. Unfortunately, these problems can lead to loss of self-esteem and social discomfort. Though many topical treatments and dietary regimes are available to reduce acne, these are not always sufficient as diet is only one of the factors that influence the occurrence of acne. Even prescription medications may not provide the relief you so desperately seek, and may have many negative side effects. A beauty expert at MDFace + Body will help determine the cause of your acne, and the best course of action to treat it.