How To Treat My Acne

The first thing you should know is that acne cannot be remedied overnight. On average it takes 6 to 8 weeks for acne symptoms to clear up. If someone or some company is telling you there product is will clear up your acne overnight then be highly skeptical. It just doesn’t happen.

The best advice is for you to try different options and see what happened. Listed below are a few home remedies for you to try that might help. Not all will but keep trying until you find what works for you.

First let’s talk about how acne occurs!

Acne is a disease of  “the pilosebaceous unit and is found all over the body. The Pilosebaceous unit is a sebaceous gland connected to a canal which is called a “follicle“. That follicle contains a fine hair. These are found mostly in the face, chest and upper back. The sebaceous glands make a substance which is oily in nature – it is called sebum. The sebum drains into the skin through an opening in the follicle called a pore. Keratinocytes also line the follicle these 3 items hair, sebum and keratinocytes can produce a plug. This plug can stop the sebum from reaching the skin and so sebum and other cells allow bacteria Propionibacterium acnes to grow inside the plugged follicles. The result is pimples.

What Causes Acne?

The exact cause of acne is unknown, but doctors feel it’s a verity of factors that lead to the cause of acne. Hormones, heredity and genetics can all play a part.

Many people believe to have acne you must have oily skin. So a good question to ask would be if you have dry skin why do you still have acne? The idea that only people with oily skin will have acne is just wrong. Trying to remove oils from your skin in hopes it will make your acne disappear is an exercise in futility. Unless your skin is oily, drying your skin will not work. If you skin is oily all you can do is try to keep id dry, but you can’t treat acne by drying the skin. This might even hurt you more.

Ingredients in acne medications:

The most widely used ingredients in acne medication is benzoyl peroxide and is found in many gels and ointments. Benzoyl peroxide fights bacteria that cause pimples it also help to remove dead skin cells from the affected area.

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