ACNE: WHAT ARE THE CAUSES AND WHO IS PRONE TO GETTING IT?
Causes of Acne
Acne is caused by blockage of skin pores. These pores of the skin get blocked from dead skin cells. The body normally gets rid of its dead cells by sending them to the skin surface and shedding them off, but when the skin produces a lot of sebum (the oil that prevents the skin from dryness), it makes the dead cells to get stuck to each other in the pores. This will prevent them from being shed the right way.
There is a type of bacteria that lives on the skin; it is called p. acnes. These bacteria can get into the blocked pores where they can have an environment that is perfect for their multiplication. When these bacteria get into the blocked pores, they multiply and make the pore to be inflamed. When the inflammation penetrates the skin deeply, it will cause the appearance of cyst or nodule.
Who is Prone to Getting Acne?
The presence of acne can make a person feel ashamed. If this is your case, you should know that you are not the only one. There are a lot of people with acne, and it is common to almost everybody.
Acne can occur at any age, but the people who are prone to having acne are teenagers and young adults. This skin problem is common to both men and women, and some women get acne at their middle age. Acne can also occur in newborn babies.
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