WHAT IS ACNE?
Acne isn’t just classified as a bunch of pimples; it also includes blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, nodules, and more. All of these things can appear on different parts of the body, including the face, back, chest, shoulders, necks, upper arms, and buttocks. Acne appears when pores become clogged with dead skin cells that are unable to rise to the surface of the pore.
WHY TREAT ACNE?
Some like to just let acne do its thing, assuming that it will clear up on its own once they are beyond their teenage years. This is not the case. More and more adults are experiencing acne, and if left untreated, acne can cause darkened spots and scarring. When you treat it early, you don’t give acne a fighting chance to wreak havoc on your body or face.
WHO GETS ACNE?
Some might associate acne with purely bad hygiene, but that is just not true. “Acne is the most common skin problem in the United States. About 40 to 50 million Americans have acne at any one time” (AAD). Acne affects all sexes, races, and ages. It has no favorite victim.
WHAT CAUSES ACNE TO FLARE UP FOR TEENS?
Although there are a slew of reasons as to what can cause acne flare-ups, the reasoning among teens is often the same: when your hormones are “out of whack”, it causes stimulation to the sebaceous (oil) glands, making them feel the need to produce more oils than necessary. This causes pores to be clogged, keeping dead skin trapped and causing pesky breakouts. All of the other things, like eating junk food or stressing, can also be causes of acne.
WHAT CAUSES ACNE TO FLARE UP FOR ADULTS?
Like teens, adults can have hormones that are a little whacky, causing their skin to react the same way as it does for teens. These breakouts can happen for women during their menstrual cycle or when they are pregnant. Oher reasons for breakouts can be caused by certain cosmetics, certain stresses, excessive sweating while working out, different foods, and the list goes on.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
The main thing you can do is meet with your dermatologist and plan out a skin care regimen specific to your skin type and one that is targeted at your specific skin issues. Another thing that you can do is DO YOUR RESEARCH. As we say in all of our articles, we care about skin care, and we feel that being knowledgeable is the greatest thing you can do for your skin. As skin care manufacturers, we know that there are thousands of products to choose from, and it can often seem daunting; however, by doing your research, you can significantly shorten your list to some quality products for you to choose from.
Acne is a part of many lives, but it doesn’t have to control yours. Contact your dermatologist, do your research, and find what works for you and your skin. We believe that skin care contributes to your overall health, and we are passionate about good, quality products. If you’ve ever had an idea for a skin care product, call us today! (844) 822-1665