Acne is a skin condition when you face after hair follicle become plugged with oil and dead skin cell. This condition can lead to pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. Acne is more common in puberty age, however, it can affect people of all ages.
What are the Symptoms of Acne?
Symptoms of Acne can vary from person to person according to the severity of the condition. Some symptoms are:
Blackheads (open pores)
Whiteheads (closed pores)
Pimples (papules filled with puss)
Large painful lumps under the skin
Painful pus-filled lumps under the skin
Areas of the body that are more prone to acne are the face, forehead, chest, shoulder, and back of the shoulder.
Causes of Acne
Factors that can cause acne are:
Excess oil or sebum
Hair follicles clogged by dirt and oil
Acne mostly appears on the face, chest, shoulder, back of shoulder, and forehead. The reason is that these areas have more sebaceous glands that produce oil. Overactive glands produce extra oil and lead to clogged pores. These clogged pores can further cause whiteheads or blackheads or both. Furthermore, some people can also face puss-filled or non-puss-filled lumps.
Some health conditions can further cause risk to the skin. Some things that can worsen or trigger acne are:
Hormonal changes –
If a dermatologist presumes that the patient is facing acne due to hormonal changes in teenagers. Your GP can recommend you contraceptive pills even if you are not sexually active.
Benzoyl peroxide works as an anticipative drug and helps to reduce the number of bacteria on the skin. This is equally effective for blackheads and whiteheads as well. It's usually available in the form of cream or gel and can be used twice a day.
Using too much can cause irritation and skin burn. This chemical can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. So, don’t use it when outdoors to avoid interaction with sunlight and ultraviolet light.
After successful treatment of acne, patients may face scars on their face and forehead. These scars usually formed when the skin is deeply damaged. Before the treatment of scars, you must know that what types of scars you are facing.