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Causes of acne

  1. 1. Causes Of Acne – How To Treat AcneSymptomsGeneral Overview On The Causes Of AcneThe causes of acne are generally thought to be related to hormone levels in the human body, it is anextremely widespread condition and affects many millions of people worldwide.At the core of acne outbreaks are small oil glands that are found just below the surface of the skin,these are called sebaceous glands, and their prime function is to prevent the skin from becoming toodry, thus these glands produce a fluid known as sebum in order to prevent this event occurring.Sometimes these sebaceous glands begin to over-produce sebum, and in a lot of cases this can beone of the main causes of acne of outbreaks, this is because sebum can then become a magnet fordead skin cells, which then combine together to block the pores of the skin, this blockage can occuractually on the outside of the skin, and the blocked pore can then attract particles of dirt thusforming what is generally termed a blackhead, at this point getting rid of blackheads should becomea priority to prevent them from getting infected and turning into acneHowever if the pore becomes blocked under the dermis layer, this creates a build-up of sebum frombelow which in some cases can then become inflamed and form a whitehead, spot or morecommonly a zit, which is what is usually associated with the condition of acne, but there are otherterms used particularly by the medical profession to denote other types of spots, which can occur ifthe skin follicles then get infected by the natural bacterium that inhabit everyone’s skin, in this casethe condition becomes mildly more serious as the sufferers spots may then become pustular(containing pus) in several different forms, read more here about types of acne.Causes Of Acne In TeensTraditionally the majority of teenagers go through a period of developing some form of spots on theskin, it is is still not totally understood but hormones play a major role in this, with testosteronebeing the prime cause, this hormone is present more in males than females and it is one of the majorbody-changing hormones that make up the bodily differences between puberty and adulthood.Because many areas of the body are sensitive to various changes in hormone levels, probably due tothe powerful effect they can have, it is beyond doubt that they significantly affect the sebaceousglands of the skin and cause the excess production of sebum, which in turn can be a cause of acne.Causes Of Acne In AdultsYou may be surprised to learn that a disproportionate number of cases of acne affect women morethan men, once again this is probably due to the many changes in the female body that occurthroughout life, for instance as woman have the burden of a menstrual cycle this natural cycle canhave many short term ill-effects and a sudden acne outbreak may be one of them, and also duringearly stages of pregnancy when a woman’s natural hormone levels are not stable, acne can suddenlybecome a problem, generally speaking this will clear up by itself like many pregnancy-relatedconditions in a short time, but the it may be possible to use certain products to counter the worsteffects, pregnant women must always check with a doctor or pharmacist before taking anytreatment.
  2. 2. Certain people that may be taking prescribed medicines, particularly those containing steroids, canalso have acne outbreaks triggered by their use, this will usually become apparent in a short timeafter treatment began, you may have been told of possible side-effects by your doctor beforehand, ifnot you should seek further medical advice from him or her to see if a different medication can beobtained.Treating the symptoms of acne may take some time, so some patience will be required whilewhatever the treatment is you are taking to cure your acne begins to work.As you are now no doubt aware there are several contributing factors to the causes of acne, andhopefully you will find some help for your condition here, if you are not keen on using powerfuldrugs you could begin by first trying a natural acne remedy,one of these may work for you particularly if your condition is only mild, even so it is important totake the necessary action to prevent from getting worse, check out this page for more homeremedies for acne.If you are female and using cosmetics, you need to take some time to seek out the correct products,the majority of makeup products can block the pores of the skin, this page on cosmetic ingredientsto avoid for acne will give you a good of what should not be included in your makeup ingredients.For much more help and advice on treating acne go to: