Acne is perhaps one of the most common skin conditions that people experience, afflicting 80 percent of people. It can occur in individuals as young as 11. Acne typically clears up by the age of 30, but it’s not uncommon for the condition to last beyond that, while some people have their first breakout after 30. Acne can take many forms.
The most important ingredient for acne development is hormones. Pregnancy and monthly menstrual cycles when hormones fluctuate are common triggers. Stress increases the release of the hormone cortisol that can also make acne flare and genetics also play a role.
Other causal factors include air pollution, high humidity levels, wearing hats and sports helmets, along with the use of greasy or oily skincare products. Those in professions where they come in contact with greasy products often develop acne, including mechanics and restaurant workers.
A blackhead is an “open” pimple and gets its name due to its appearance. It’s not dirt, but a build-up of dead skin cells and excess oil that clogs pores.
Marked by a pimple with a “closed” white top, it’s a non-inflammatory type of acne that’s filled with dead skin cells and oil that’s become hardened.
Beginning as red/pink bumps filled with debris and bacteria, they become inflamed and look like whiteheads. Papules are typically surrounded by a red ring, are sensitive to the touch, and can result in scarring.
They have a white-colored head containing pus. It’s the body’s reaction to pores that become clogged with oil, dead skin cells and bacteria.
The solid, hard to the touch pimples form deep in the skin. Large and painful, they contain pus but may not have a white top.
Acne cysts are painful, soft to the touch, and filled with pus, debris and blood. They can result in scarring.
This type occurs when an excess of yeast develops in a hair follicle. They become inflamed, contain pus, and can cause scarring.
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