Since so many young adults are facing severe acne problem, here I am to provide you the little and basic details about acne..
It's time to show off my scientific skills I possess..LoL..Nah, just kidding.. Just thought these details may be informative to be shared around as I was curious myself =)
Acne occurs when sebum from the sebaceous gland is clogged due to blockage of flow to the hair follicle..
Causes / Making the acne worse
2- hormone level.. (increased androgen during puberty causes sebaceous gland to enlarge, during 7-9 days before menstrual, hormonal changes during pregnancy)
3- stress/emotional tension
4- drug in take such as androgen, lithium and barbiturates
5- greasy make up
6- rubbing the face/neck
7- pressure from seat belts, helmets, backpack, tight collars
9- scrub,squeeze / pick the acne
NOT caused by
- heaty food
- dirty skin
its due to HIGH HORMONE LEVEL!!
NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR FACE BEING DIRTY..
P/S : When you go home, you can start placing ALL your facial wash into the rubbish bin.. =P
microcomedones (which cannot be seen by the naked eyes) are enlarged hair follicles plugged with bacteria and oil
Comedo under the skin/closed comedo = whitehead
Comedo that opens up = blackhead (it is black NOT due to the dirt)
*whitehead and blackhead may stay for a longer period of time
Papules = small, pink bumps
Pustule (pimple) = inflamed, pus-filled lesion, read at the base
Nodule = large,painful,solid lesion lodged deep within the skin
Cysts = deep, painful, scarring, pus-filled
Just see a dermatologist!! XP
medication prescribed is just to reduce inflammation, bacteria, oil production and clumps of cells in the follicle :)
dermatologist may give you oral or topical medication
oral medication = tablets
topical medication = something you apply on your skin