Acne Secrets

In the past, acne was claimed to be a problem only teenagers face. Something you've outgrow once you reach adulthood.
The problem is, not everyone outgrows acne. Adult acne is a lot more common than one might think.

What Causes Acne?

Acne could be due to hormonal factors. The way your skin reacts to testosterone
could be the reason behind the acne you are facing. Although testosterone is a
male hormone, women's bodies too manufacture testosterone, though much less than
in men.

How pimples begin

First, the skin becomes very oily due to the stimulation of oil glands by
testosterone. Sebum sticks to the walls of pores and act as a glue that traps bacteria with it.
That's where the problem begins. The pore gets clogged and the opening gets
plugged up. Bacteria multiplies in the pore.

Now your immune system kicks in, fighting the bacteria. The pore gets inflamed
and a pimple is born.

Care for pimple prone skin.

That pimple came from a clogged pore and bacteria. To get rid of it, unclog
the pore and kill the bacteria.

How To Get Rid Of That Pimple [] – To unclog pores, many skincare products use
salicylic acid or AHAs to exfoliate the skin and unclog the pores. In fact many
Acne skin care in pharmacies use salicylic acid to clear the skin. To kill
bacteria, many drugstore preparations use benzoyl peroxide to force oxygen into
the pores. The bacterium that causes acne can not live in such an oxygen rich
environment, hence the bacteria dies and your pimple heals.

Make sure you use products suitable for acne prone skin. Skincare that's too rich can start another acne outbreak.

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