What is acne ?
Acne always shows up at the wrong moment !
Acne is caused by the inflammation of the sebaceous glands which, when blocked, increase the proliferation of the Propionibacterium Acnes bacteria, thus causing skin eruptions. Acne can last for months or even years and can affect both teenagers and adults.
What is the main cause of acne ?
You will find many causes below as exemple :
Hormonal fluctuationsHormonal changes, whether they occur during adolescence or adulthood, are a breeding ground for the appearance or aggravation of acne. Indeed, an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone levels, among others, accentuate the appearance of acne signs.
HeredityAlthough heredity is not considered the only factor in the development of acne, it does play an important role. Indeed, the risk of suffering from acne is multiplied by five when both parents have also been affected.
Cosmetic productsSome face and hair products as well as make-up can cause acne, especially when they contain too many pore-clogging oils, such as silicone, or when they are not adapted to your skin type.
MedicationMany medications can make the problem worse, such as corticosteroids and certain anti-epileptic, immunosuppressive and mood regulating drugs.
StressStress can cause and worsen acne problems, as it increases the production of cortisol, adrenal androgens and insulin – hormones that influence the behavior of the sebaceous glands and their production of sebum.
Does it exist any treatment for acne?
The good news is that there are indeed a variety of treatments that can alleviate and in some cases eradicate the symptoms caused by acne. Here are a few :