Causes Of Acne: Tips For Prevention Of Acne And Pimples

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Health and Fitness On 22nd January 2018

Your period isn't the only thing causing your acne.


What is acne?

Sebum, skin cells and hair follicles bunch together to form a plug, and when this plug gets infected by bacteria, the resulting swelling is called Acne. It can appear on the face, neck, shoulders, chest, and back. There are two kinds, namely, acne vulgaris, seen in children during puberty and acne rosacea, which is basically adult acne. The latter is more chronic. Acne can be a result of genetic factors.


What is a pimple?

A pimple is what is created when the skin pores suffer blockage on account of dead skin cells being held back by sebum. A case of severe acne will almost always lead to the formation of pimples. Pimples are generally never caused due to genetic factors.



Acne signs and symptoms vary depending on the severity of your condition:

Whiteheads (closed plugged pores)

Blackheads (open plugged pores)

Small red, tender bumps (papules)

Pimples (pustules), which are papules with pus at their tips

Large, solid, painful lumps beneath the surface of the skin (nodules)

Painful, pus-filled lumps beneath the surface of the skin (cystic lesions)

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