What Is Acne ?
Acne is a skin condition where our skin's oil glands produce too much sebum (an oily substance) that leads to clogged pores and outbreaks of lesions commly known as pimples or zits .Besides that, the rapid production of bacteria can also create acne . Acne lesions usually occur on the face,neck , back , chest and shoulders. Although it is not a serious health threat, severe acne can lead to permanent scarring , which may eventually impact on our lifestyle and quality of life.
3 Stages Of The Acne
Life Cycle Stage 1 : Acne begins when hair follicles are plugged up by sebum, causing cellls to clump and form a plug -this indicates the phase one of a blemish.
Stage 2: Occurs when bacteria , which desire the air tight environment created by the plug , start feeding and breeding inside the pores.
Stage 3 : When the body responds by sending white blood cells to fight these bacterial invaders, inflammation -small pink bumps , pimples, and sometimes nodules and cysts - commences. This inflammation results in scarring , dark marks, discolouration.
On Treating Acne
Unfortunately, acne is more than just a temporary concern . Acne is an inflammatory condition that can result in scarring and discolouration from past acne that eventually lead to a future acne. A total approach to fighting acne includes addressing issues presented by past , present and future acne :
- Past Acne
- Present Acne
- Future Acne