What is the cause of Acne?

causes of acne

Acne is Hereditary. Plain and simple!  But what goes on in the pore of a person with acne vs a person without acne is very interesting.  A normal pore (hair follicle) has a lining, which sloughs off naturally once a day.  A pore of someone with acne sloughs off up to five times a day. The body doesn't know how to handle all this debris and so it gets trapped in the pore, mixes with oil and dirt and ultimately forms an acne lesion.  One might see a blackhead emerge, whitehead (the white is the white blood cells trying to fight off the bacteria) pustule, papule or cyst.  If something isn't done to "clean" out this pore and keep it "clean"  it continues to become inflammed, irritated, full of bacteria and debris.

Did you know that a pimple or acne lesion starts forming in the pore,and can take up to 3 months to hit the surface of your skin?  There is no cure for Acne, however it can be controlled.  I suggest using a regimen of Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) and exfoliating serums that suit your type of acne (Combination, inflammatory or non-inflammatory)such as mandelic, salicylic or glycolic. Get regular cleansing, exfoliating and extraction treatments from an esthetician and you'll find success.   For more information or to ask a question.  Email me at [email protected] or visit my site at  www.skintherapslc.com

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