Acne Explained: Top 5 Reasons For Your Acne
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We’ve all been there, standing nose against the mirror worrying over the red bump staring back at you. Will it get worse? How can I stop it from getting bigger? Nearly 85% of people between the ages of 12 to 24 develop acne, making you one of many to go through this stressful dilemma. In this blog post, we will give you the run down on what causes acne, as well as how you can prevent the basic causes of it.
What causes acne?
Studies show that the primary cause could be in androgen levels - androgen is a type of hormone, and the levels rise when hitting puberty. Rising androgen levels make the oil glands under your skin increase in size; the enlarged gland produces more oil, blocking the skin pores allowing bacteria growth, which then causes inflammation, infection, and acne breakouts.
What are the types of acne?
- Whiteheads- under the skin and are very small
- Blackheads- visible, black and appear on the surface of the skin. Remember that a blackhead is not caused by dirt. Scrubbing your face vigorously when you see blackheads will not help
- Papules- visible on the surface of the skin. They are small bumps, usually pink
- Pustules- clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are red at their base and have pus at the top
- Nobules- clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are large, solid pimples. They are painful and are embedded deep in the skin
- Cysts- clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are painful, and are filled with pus. Cysts can easily cause scars.
5 common causes of acne:
Science has undergone many tests and studies to prove the facts behind face-mapping for acne. Here are some of the basic causes of acne, and how you can reverse the effects.
1. Acne on the forehead: Dehydration, stress, bangs (sweat or hair products). Dehydration? Keep better track of your water consumption!http://www.myhydrate.com/My hydrate tracks how much water you’re drinking and can help you set goals and keep them. Stressed? Try to find a way to reduce stress –workout, yoga, meditate, etc. And find a hair product that have fewer ingredients, or try a “patch-test” on your arm to see if your skin reacts to it.
2. Acne on the cheeks: Dirty sheets! Bacteria on your pillow could be the issue. Dr. Alex Khadavi says “get a few silk pillow cases and change your pillow case every two days”.Add picture of silk pillow sheets.
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3. Dryness, breakouts or irritation can occur when the lungs are unhealthy. Dryness, breakouts or irritation can occur when the lungs are unhealthy. We found that a soothing and cooling treatment works the quickest for these breakouts!
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4. Acne on the chin and jaw: Hormones and candida. Working out and/or using evening primrose oil help reduce the amount of hormonal breakouts. Avoiding sugary and starch-based foods can help prevent a breakout in this area as well.
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5. Acne can be a discouraging opponent when you have an upcoming special occasion, public speaking event, and everyday life… but it doesn't have to be. In contrast to other acne face wash control products that only know how to treat pimples by killing bacteria and opening pores, Clearogen focuses on the best way to treat acne: attacking the root cause. To find out more, click here.
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