By Leah Gitonga Freelance Journalist based in UAE
Acne is a skin disease consist of red
pimples on the skin which occurs on
human faces , neck, chest and at the
back and mostly the victims are in
To keep hair and skin well lubricated,
the body depends on sebaceous glands
which stays under the skin
These glands secrets an oily substance
called sebum which prevents the skin
and hair from drying up
Sebum travels to hair follicles and to
the surface of the skin.
Hair follicles routinely sheds dead skin
cells with sebum coming out of the
body. When the body produces extra sebum
and sheds dead skin cells with sebum
coming out of the body.
And If the body produces extra sebum
and dead cells, then the bacteria that
normally exists in small amount in the
skin flourish in sebum in a clogged
pore leading to inflammation.
Depending on where the clog is located
and if one has inflammation, the acne
may appear as white head which are
clogged follicles closed from the air.
Black heads which are clogged follicles
are turned into a dark colour when
clogged follicle is exposed to the air.
And Pastule normally known as pimples,
which are inflamed follicle are also
clogged with pastule.
Acne is a treatable disease, and the
main factors which are well known as
it’s cause are: homononal changes,
bacteria, certain medications , genetic
,poor cosmetic products selection and
daily scheduled diet.
Mild acne according to many
dermatologist is treatable .
Benzyl peroxide, which normally kills
bacteria, drys excess oil and removes
dead cells clogging pores.
And Salicylic acid, slows the loss of
skin cells to prevent clogged pores, it
also breaks down white heads, black
heads clogging pores.
As Alpha hydroxy removes dead skin and
dries excess oil, while reduces
inflammation and stimulate the growth of
new smooth skin.
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