Sunday, February 10, 2008

Acne Myths 1

Do you know why acne occurs? There are too many myths that acne can happen. One of it is teenage condition. Teenager is most faces with this problem. But don’t forget it, the people beyond the age of 40 also have a same problem. Regardless of age, it's a very good practice and preventative measure to wash your face twice a day, especially with an acne fighting item.

The other cause can occurs acne is stress. Intense stresses make people require medical assistant that certainly case can cause acne as a side effect. So, if you think by taking the medical can occurs acne to your body, it a good idea to talk with your family doctor as soon as possible. It to avoid addition stress to you because your new problem, acne.

Beside that, there are too many other myths that can cause acne. I will tell you in the next post. So, stay to surfing this blog and take a lot of information that useful to you.

Friday, February 8, 2008

How acne occur?

Do you know that most common acne is the type that develops during the teen years? It causes by puberty. Puberty causes hormone levels to raise, especially testosterone. Testosterone is one of the hormones needed for sexual development and is present in both males and females. Testosterone is considered an androgen, which is a male sex hormone, because it is made in much higher amounts in men than in women.

High hormone signal skin glands to stat making more oil or we call that sebum. Oil releases from the pores to protect the skin and keep it moist. But, acne begins when oil mixes with dead cells and clogs the skin’s pores. When this happen, bacteria can grow in this mixture and if leaks into nearby tissues, it can cause swelling, redness and pus. A common name for these raised bumps is call pimple. The figure you see below show how pimple start and when it becomes worsen, it can change to acne.

Beside that, medication also can cause of acne. This type of acne usually clears up when you stop taking the medication. So, if you think you acne occurs of medication, try to stop it right now and see what happen.

What is acne?

Welcome to my blog. In this blog, you’ll learn about acne, how acne occurs, how to protect acne and acne treatment.

What is acne?
Acne is a common skin problem occurs on the face, neck, chest and back. It happens when the pores of the skin become clogged with internally occurring oil known as sebum, bacteria, and dead skin cells. This clog cause blemishes in the skin that are often red and swollen. When you have just a few red spot in your face, it knows as a pimple, you have a mild form of acne. Severe acne can mean hundreds of pimples that can cover the face, neck, chest, and back. While mild acne is merely annoying, severe acne can lead to emotional and physical scars. Commonly, teens are very seriously facing with this problem.