When experts name something as “common” like the common cold, they aren’t joking around about it. So when they decided to call it “common acne”, it was because this is a skin condition that occurs on the regular for anyone and it holds no regard for age or gender. This in itself becomes a reason why you need to take it seriously.

Acne goes by the medical term acne vulgaris, and it is usually typified by pimples that show up on the face, back and chest(1). A pimple is defined as a skin abnormality that occurs when oil-producing  glands called sebaceous glands in the skin get clogged up, leading to an infection(2). From this point onward, the way the infection exhibits itself determines the type of acne that it is.

Genetics

The correlation between acne and genetics is more direct than we often realize. This is because it is our immune system which primarily determines how we react to the particular P. acne bacteria that causes acne. And only our genes determine this. Knowing this, anyone suffering from symptoms of acne should be ready to treat it with caution.

Also, there are secondary genetic traits that determine how our skin reacts to acne. For instance, having naturally oily skin and excessive amounts of oil-producing glands means increased chances of acne(3). Similarly, over-producing dead skin cells, which is a hereditary tendency, may also increase chances of infection on our skin due to the constant debris that is present on our skin’s surface.

Acne Scars

Living a lifestyle where we pay attention to each detail in every aspect of life, be it our children, homes, or even cars, it is only understandable that skin conditions like acne, which have the ability to mark the skin permanently are feared by many. One of the main reasons to be wary of acne occurrences is the scarring that it leaves behind.

As we hit our teenage years, one thing all of us hope for is to fare through this period of time without being inflicted with its worst traits, amongst which acne holds a very prominent place. It is one of the more common results of the hormonal changes that the body goes through. These scars that form are often stubborn and permanent(4).

Also read: What causes Acne?

Signs of hormonal changes

Hormonal changes are often the primary reason for pimples, especially for those going through puberty in their teenage years. Here, the excessive hormones coursing through the system trigger the sebaceous glands, making them produce more oils.

So if you have signs of acne, it could be your body’s way of waving a red flag, warning you of hormonal changes. It is often safest for you to consult a dermatologist at this point, to address any issues you may not yet be aware of.

Recurrences

One of the most pestilent characteristics of acne is that it is usually a recurring skin condition, from preteens to adulthood. Just when you think you might have subdued your acne with self-concocted home remedies, you may be in danger of seeing reappear.

This constant back and forth mostly takes a toll on the skin, leaving it marked and scarred forever unless provided help by a skin care specialist like the dermatologists at CureSkin.

Self-confidence

This might be something that takes the hardest hit when acne begins to show up on our skin. Standing in front of the mirror and having imperfections like acne on our skin reflected back at us can often make us feel inhibited, shy and self-conscious.

Although a natural part of life, it is a simple choice you can make whether to go through the throes of an acne marked life or to take the step towards healing and treatment which can gift you back your healthy skin.

Ignoring acne will only make it worse. Problems don’t always go away on their own, and skin problems of all, definitely need a push. Especially in the case of acne, you will be faced with problems during the presence of acne for obvious reasons, and after in the form of acne scars. Take a step forward and save yourself years of distress

 

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