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Acne-what Is It And How Do I Treat It?
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Acne,also simply referred to as pimples is a skin condition that affects people especially during their

teens.This skin malady commonly affects the face, but it can also affect such areas as the back, neck,

and chest.

Although it is prevalent among teenagers,adults are not spared and no race or gender is immune to

it`s effects.The notion that it is a teenage condition is from fact that puberty is time the body

produces Serbum- an oily substance keeping hair and skin lubricated and subtle.

During this period serbum production is at its peak causing skin to be oily and clogging pores(openings)

of the skin.This is one of basic causes of acne.

At the same period there is increased production of dead follicle cells.

As expected, mixture of these dead cells and oil creates breeding ground for the bacteria associated

with redness and swelling you see in pimples or acne.

How do I kwow if I have acne?

The medical term for this skin condition is acne vulgaris and can easily be diagnosed by lesions seen on

skin,ranging from blackheads, whiteheads to cyst(condition when pores of the skin are completely blocked)

At best,a medical practioner should be consulted before any form of treatment is embarked upon.

It is estimated that about 85% of global population btween ages 12-24 will experience this skin condition

in their life time.

And out of this group about 25% of them will experience acne on their back,face as well as on their neck.

Of these statistics it is estimated most people`s conditions will be serious enough to force

them seek medical treatment.

The good news about this problem is that it is not an outright killer disease.

But why the fuss?

Well, though not a life threatening disease it can cause severe emotional and psychological problems.

Since it affects body parts that are visible such as the face, forehead,chin and nose, teenagers and

women form the larger group of people who work themselves up emotionally because of this condition.

In most cases there is the tendency for withdrawal and even depression especailly among teenagers.

The problem with acne is it`s elusive nature. A lot of people would have outgrown their problems by

the time they attain their twenthierth birthday,but many more will continue to experience this conditon

into adulthood.

In some cases one may not experience any acne problems until they are adults.This normally

happens among men than women.

In this age and era however, there is a cure or treatment for acne in which ever part of the body be it

back,neck,chest or shoulders.

So what do I do?: The first line of action for an effective acne treatment is to keep the skin clean

and oil free.Endeavour to wash parts of the body termed "problem areas"such as face,neck,chest etc.with

soap and water especially after activities that cause sweating.

Medications abound by prescription and over the counter to help check the basic causes and treatment of

acne.

As emphasis, services of a qualified Medical Practioner should always be sought before any form of acne

treatment is embarked upon.


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