Pimples or acne are a problem faced by almost everyone at least once in a lifetime. For most people, though, acne goes away almost completely by the time they are out of their teens. The type of acne that many teens get is called acne vulgaris (“vulgaris” means “of the common type”). Acne is a skin disorder causing skin redness and pimples formation.
Acne is a disease that involves the oil glands of the skin. The skin has pores (tiny holes) which connect to oil glands located under the skin.
Causes of Face Acne
These pimples usually occur in teenagers during adolescence where there are hormonal fluctuations.Acne is caused when tiny holes in the skin, known as hair follicles, become blocked. Sebaceous glands are tiny glands found near the surface of your skin.
The glands are attached to hair follicles, which are small holes in your skin that an individual hair grows out of. Therefore acne disappears on its own once hormonal fluctuations become normal i.e by the age of 20 to 25.
- Excessive intake of oily and fatty food.
- Exposure to dust, pollutants, and other allergic substances.
- Improper cleansing habits.
Symptoms of Face Acne
Itching, pain, and discharge are the main symptoms in those who suffer from pimples.
Scar formation once the pimples heal is another major symptom that has some psychological effect on all individuals who suffer from a pimple.
Pigmentation of the skin is another symptom in those who suffer from pimples
Precautions to Acnes
- Increase daily water intake.
- Take fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Avoid oily, fatty, and junk food.
- Wash your face at least 5-6 times per day.
Medical intervention may be necessary if the problem persists or increase in magnitude. Use mild and gentle cosmetics.