Acne is one of the most challenging skin diseases that increasingly affects not only teens (acne vulgaris) but also adults (acne tarda). This problem occurs as a result of increased sebaceous gland functions but also due to hormonal issues, poor diet, or stress. Too much sebum causes the blockage of the glands, which in turn leads to inflammation. Blackheads, papules, and pustules appear.
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Acne Vulgaris is the medical name for common acne – the presence of blackheads, whiteheads, and other types of pimples on the skin. The most common spots for breakouts are the face, chest, shoulder, and back. Multiple factors stand behind it:
The overproduction of natural oil on the skin (called sebum) increases under the influence of hormones.
An insufficient shedding of exfoliating dead skin cells plugs hair follicles.
The plugged follicle can then become inflamed and have increased growth of normal skin bacteria (called Propionibacterium acnes – shorter P. acne bacteria)
Medications such as lithium, cortisone, hormones, iodides, some seizure medications can also cause acne lesions.
There is no cure for acne, but specific measures can help prevent breakouts. Acne results are scary, so minimizing breakouts is significant.
Adult acne (Acne Tarda)
Many people experience this kind of acne in their 20s. An unfortunate few experience adult acne in their 30s, at 40s, at 50s even.
Ongoing adult acne seems to be more common in women and seems to have a hormonal basis, but not only.
There are plenty of reasons why it's happening:
The primary cause of adult acne is similar to acne in acne vulgaris – excessive sebum production, the formation of comedones,
P.acne bacteria proliferation and inflammation are the key features of adult acne as well.
Genetic predisposition comes in line with smoking, inappropriate skincare, make-up, poor diet, and stress.
Stress is a standard, nearly unavoidable part of life. There is some evidence that stress may cause acne souring. Stress triggers the production of androgens, which increase the production of oil in the skin. And again comenodes, more active P.acne bacteria, pimples, etc. may occur. Then you try to get rid of them, but this is not a good idea. Picking at your skin may lead to scars, discoloration and may spread bacteria, leading to new pimples. As much you could try to squeeze pimples, the condition of acne is getting worst and worst. You get more frustrated, more unhappy, trying to cover imperfections using more make-up, usually choosing more heavy products based on oily substances (in cosmetics or make-up), which can induce the development of pimples (clogged pores which are inflamed). It can be detrimental to the complexion. PCOS (Polycystic ovary disease) may be associated with adult acne in women. High levels of androgens may inhibit ovulation, which leads to skipped periods, trigger excess hair growth, and acne breakouts. Other signs and symptoms of PCOS include obesity, infertility, oily skin, patches of darkened skin. For treating PCOS, you should visit a doctor. Some people notice they break out or experience a worsening of acne after they work out. Heat and humidity may increase the likelihood of breakouts, but it doesn't mean you should stop exercising. Just take a few precautions to make your workouts safer for your skin:
Take your make-up off before working out, so it doesn't sink into pores.
Put on clean workout clothes before exercise.
Use a clean towel to wipe off sweat as you work out.
Clean and disinfect shared equipment before you use it.
Taka a shower immediately after exercising to wash off excess oil and bacteria that cause acne.
Apply oil-free sunscreen before heading outdoors.
Those simple actions can help avoid inflammation on the skin. Acne is not preventable, but you can manage it:
Avoid comedogenic cosmetics and hair products that contain ingredients that can clog pores
Avoid taking drugs that can exacerbate acne.
Eat healthy, exercise, use meditation to reduce stress, or whatever makes you fell unpleasant
Wash your make-up off at the end of the day, so it does not settle into pores overnight.
Have an excellent proper home care routine daily, which is very important for the skin:
Enjoy every step you take in mornings and evenings
Be the best friend for your skin
Treat your skin with love and gentle touching.
Do not squeeze pimples or use harsh cosmetics or exfoliators. Choose home care products with your skin expert who will recommend a product that is good for your skin. If you have a big problem with acne, on the other hand, it’s best to see your doctor.
However, some acne treatment could be done in the beauty salons. Have patience during the treatment, because not everything could be done during one session. Skin needs time, and you need time to change your habits and diet.
It is crucial to clean your brushes and other make-up tools weekly. They accumulate bacteria, oil, skin cells as you use them. These contaminants may lead to breakouts. Do not share make-up brushes or devices with others to avoid spreading bacteria. Brushes and tools can also spread contagious diseases like pink eye or cold sores.
What’s more, check your environment – pillowcases, hats, headbands, helmets, smartphones, and other objects you regularly contact can harbor skin cells, bacteria, and dirt that may contribute to acne breakouts.
Change your sheets frequently, disinfect your cellphone, wash your hands regularly, and do not touch your skin without reason.
Swimmer's acne may occur in people who spend lots of time in chlorinated water. Chlorine dries out the skin and changes the pH of the skin – which may speed up the acne cycle. Take a shower after you swim and wash off chlorine and other chemicals that are in the pool. Finally, apply a face cream to combat the drying effects of chlorine.
In case of problematic issues seek a professional advice in a beauty salon. Face treatments with proper home care routine are critical to keep healthy skin.