Thursday, October 15, 2009

Acne Causes, general measures and treatments

Acne is an inflammatory skin condition characterized by skin outbreaks around hair follicles. It is a common disease that mainly affects adolescents, but can also affect adults, especially those between 20 and 30 years of age. Acne may appear as different types such as comedones (blackheads), papules (red, hard bumps), pustules (pus grains) and more rarely cysts and abscesses. The lesions are located on the face and less often in the back, chest, shoulders and neck. Acne may be treated and there is no need to wait to for nature to resolve the problem as it is very difficult to predict how long it will take to disappear completely. Treatment can prevent the development of scars or marks, thus improving the complexion of the skin and physical appearance.

Acne is commonly caused by a series of hormonal changes that occur during adolescence. Sebaceous glands (located deep in the skin) produce an oily material called sebum caused by testosterone (male hormone). Sebum comes to the surface through small tubes (ducts) and their opening is a pore. Obstruction of the sebaceous ducts cause them to retain sebum, forming pimples, which can be:

-White or closed

-Black or open (blackheads)

The black colour is due to the action of air on retained sebum in the pores. Sometimes an excess of retained sebum in the ducts and the duct walls swell and burst, dispensing the sebum into the skin, resulting in the formation of red, hard pimples, (internal) or abscesses. Along with this, the sebum is retained in an ideal breeding ground for skin bacteria, causing more irradiation and inflammation.

Other influential factors, especially in adults are:


Polycystic ovary syndrome

Cushing´s syndrome

The use of anabolic steroids

Keratinization disorders

The use of medication containing halogens, lithium, barbiturates or androgens.





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1 comment:

  1. Use a very soft wash cloth and apply dove soap for dry skin or Ivory soap for oily skin. I got this tip from a dermatologist with many years of experience. baby eczema