Cause of Teenage Acne

Cause of Teenage Acne

For some reasons and as you may have correctly observed, teenagers are more prone to acne infection than any other age group. However, this should not be alarming for you, for as we shall see, it is their hormonal changes that leads to this condition and that their condition, like the hormonal imbalance, is not always permanent. For one, you will agree with me that it is very difficult to counsel a teenager with acne. This is because they lack the knowledge on the causes of their condition and instead, listen to the myths being peddled about acne. For instance, a teenager may become withdrawn and unsocial when friends begin teasing them that they have acne and that they always look untidy.  It is for this reason and many others that we need to understand what causes acne among teenagers. When looking at the cause of acne in a teenager, let us look at the structure of one pimple found on thier face. As such, one pimple can be termed as the disorder of three parts of the skin namely the hair follicle, the sebaceous gland and one hair string. The reason as to why the face and the back are most likely places for acne infections in a teenager is because they have the largest number of sebaceous glands and as we stated earlier on, sebaceous glands are meant to produce sebum. The reason why acne is more common among teens is because during the teenage years, enlargement occurs on the sebaceous glands. As a result, teenagers produce more sebum than any other age group due of their change in growth hormones known as androgens. Because of this, pimples appear on their faces. However, as they go past their twentieth birthday, sebum production decreases because of a decrease in the androgen hormones in their systems. This means that even if the teenagers are left alone, sooner or later the pimples will disappear in the same way as they came. However, as we have already noticed, not all pimples are caused in this manner. There are other factors that lead to acne and therefore, a doctor should be able to examine any infected person and give their verdict on the nature of acnes. Click To Read More »

Other Contributing Factors In Acne Infection

Other Contributing Factors In Acne Infection

After tackling myths and false beliefs of people towards acne, let’s take time to study the real factors that often contribute in a large way on the infection. Drugs Have you ever used drugs, and not the recreational type? Of course you have, at one point or another we have all needed some form of medication for something. Don’t get scared though for not all types of drugs cause acne. There are some medications that may either cause acne or worsen the acne condition. Such medication may include drugs that have iodides and bromides in their substance. Another type of drugs that may cause or worsen acne are oral and injected steroids and it does not matter whether your doctor prescribed it or not. There are also drugs used by athletes and body builders that can cause acne conditions. Anticonvulsant medications and the lithium used as a treatment for bipolar disorder are known to be acne causing. However, it is good for you be aware that chances of your acne condition being drug related are very slim. The type of occupation Not that you should stop going to work.. sorry… but you have to know this anyway. A number of different occupations contribute to infection. Not that any occupation is bad. However, there are those jobs that deal with chemicals and oils especially in industries. If the skin is not well covered, chances are that the chemical or oil may get in touch with your skin and either block the pores or provide a conducive environment for the development of acne. Pressure on the skin Applying pressure on the skin area frequently may be a major contributing factor to acne infections. Such pressure may come from helmets, chin straps, suspenders and the like and most probably often aggravate acne infections. Cosmetics Did you know some skin care products will most likely do harm than good? This is because they are usually skin clogging and hence make a conducive environment for the accumulation of fats beneath the skin. If your primary concern is acne, check for skin care products that are water based because they allow the skin to breathe. There is still a long list of factors that causes acne that are not mentioned in this article. However, it is upon you to read further and know these factors and also learn on how you can prevent yourself from being affected by acne. Remember that information is power and the more information you have, the wiser you become and the better you will be at treating your acne condition whether you are an older person with acne or a teenager with acne. Click To Read More »

Myths About Causes Of Acne

Myths About Causes of Acne

There is a lot of poor and inaccurate information on the internet about causes of acne and so called myths. Did you know that many people often hold several beliefs about the causes of acne that are completely false? Maybe you are one of those who for instance believe that acne is hereditary! However, you are not alone and as a matter of fact, there are many people who think the same as you. Many people have been totally misled about the causes of acne. Here are some of the false beliefs that people hold in regard to the causes of acne. Myth 1: Acne is Hereditary and is passed from parents to children. It may be true that your parents once suffered from acne many years back when they were young. It may even be true that your grandparents too suffered acne infections during their time. However, that is not the reason as to why you are suffering from acne. Medical research has proven that acne attack is in no way hereditary along family lines. Furthermore, the severity with which your parents suffered and the type of acne infection they had will most likely be different from yours. However, even if it were the same, it does not mean that you have inherited acne ‘genes’ from them. Myth 2:  Acne results from food. Have you ever heard a parent telling his teenager child to avoid eating some foodstuffs such as fried, junk foods and fast foods? It is true that these foodstuffs are not the most healthiest for you but with regards to foods causing acne or not, there simply needs to be more research carried out as there is evidence for against this theory. It is a strong belief that certain foods can cause acne. Food may cause other infections inside the body but are not directly linked to causing acne as such.  Despite this, there have been several researches that tend to indicate that milk, cheese and chocolate will aggravate your acne conditions though these researches and their findings were not extensively analysed and have yet to be established. The bacteria which is the main culprit for acne breakouts is the Propionibacteria acnes. These bacterias are found in the follicles of most skin pores.  At Acne Treatments Reviews, we feel there is evidence that shows a link between certain foods and acne, however, there is room for debate on this subject and one that could be discussed at length. There is a lot of conflicting information surrounding this subject but suffice it to say that there are other known factors to the acne infection. We feel the evidence and experiences of actual people with acne, carries more weight that scientific experiments. We have seen many cases where people have seen dramatic improvements with their acne skin conditions when they remove certain foods from their diet. Needless to say that we at Acne Treatments Reviews will be covering this in greater detail. We feel it is premature to […] Click To Read More »

Known Causes of Acne

Known Causes of Acne

Acne is not a disease that just appears from nowhere. For you to understand and appreciate its causes, it is essential that you have the information on what acne is, so you are able to determine that you are indeed infected by the disease. When you realize that you are already infected with acne, then perhaps knowing its causes will help you understand better how you should seek your personal treatment. If you are not infected by the disease, then knowing the causes will help you know whether there are ways in which you can prevent infection. Therefore, whether you are infected with the disease or not, you will stand to gain a lot through knowing the causes of acne. To start you off, we have to let you know that what causes acne is not a single identified factor, with a lot of misinformation and myths about the causes of acne. As a matter of fact, the disease takes place when the oil glands found on the skin that are attached to the hair follicles are stimulated because of an increase in body hormones. If you did not know it, there is a natural substance that is meant to always lubricate and protect your skin called sebum. As the skin cell matures, there is increased skin oil production that changes the manner in which your skin cells often mature. As a result, this increased oil is often predisposed by the skin and instead of it coming out through the tiny pores of the skin, it clogs the hair pores. The clogged or blocked hair pore gradually enlarges and finally develops into a small visible swelling.  This swelling forms a lump that we often know as pimples. As the swelling continues and enlarges, the walls of the skin may break allowing a white substance to leak. When this happens to the skin, there is an increased risk of bacteria getting in through the wounded lump to produce an inflammation of the skin. Should an inflammation be produced near the surface of the skin, then it is named a pustule. However, deeper inflammations are what we refer to as pimples and very deep ones form a cyst that is called small boils. When the oil in the pimple becomes oxidized, it changes from white to black and as a result, produces a black spot where the pimple once stood. It is this black spot that is called a blackhead. As mentioned before there are other known causes of this irritating skin disorder, with proven findings such as foods that cause acne , stress and other research and findings that have been conducted. Click To Read More »

How To Tell That You Have Acne

How To Tell That You Have Acne

Even if you deny it, you may not be completely sure now on how to tell whether you have acne. This is because there are many other diseases that are often confused with acne infection. Therefore, if you are not careful, you may mistake other ailment like skin rashes as acne. The best thing to do when under uncertainty is to seek the advice of an expert. As you may have already known either from your own experience or from the experience of someone close to you, acne often appears on the skin as congested pores. These congested pores are known to medical practitioners as “comedones”. However, so that you will understand what we are talking about, I will call them black pores though they are also referred to as blackheads or whiteheads. If one of these names sounds familiar to you, then I bet you know exactly what we’re talking about! If you want to easily identify acne, the first step, is to observe it closely. How does it look? Acne will most likely appear on your skin looking like tender red bumps. Some people often call acne bumps pimples while others refer to them as Zits. However, the name that they are best known with is pimples. Also, at times, under severe infections, acne may appear as cysts which are known as deep pimples or boils. Despite the different causes of acne and the ways in which acne appears on the skin, whether as cysts or pimples, they are always painful, irritating and at times itchy. When squeezed, they will produce a white substance. If you have ever had acne before, you will agree that not all mehods of treatment that you may have tried were successful. Maybe, after all those trials without result, your acne then disappeared. If a time comes and you notice any signs of the above listed types of acne either on the face, chest or back, the best thing to do will be to visit a physician for proper medical diagnosis. However, you have to be aware that there are many ways to treat acne and different people often use different methods of treatments for their acne infections. Some of these methods are effective while others are just trial and error and will often leave you in a worse situation than before. Therefore, before anyone recommends treatment for your acne condition, be sure that they know exactly what they are talking about. Click To Read More »