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The Truth About Acne

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions and something like 70% of adolescents will be affected by acne during their teenage years. While research is ongoing as to what causes acne there is still no agreeable medical theory on the cause of acne. There are several types of acne and you may experience one or more of them. The most common type is known as ‘common acne’ and is caused by the excessive secretion of oils from the glands. This along with the dead skin cells that seem to block the hair follicles causes acne. So can acne be cured? The simple answer to this is no. So the next time you see a product being hyped as the next miracle cure for acne you can rest assured that it has no medical foundation for their claims. While acne cannot be cured currently its not all bad news. There are now a wide range of products that do a good job at managing and preventing your acne breakouts. If you suffer from acne one of the best things to do is implement a regular cleaning routine which involves some sort of cleanser and acne treatment solution. A good cleaning routine performed morning and evening will help keep your skin clean and help prevent further breakouts. Do not overdo this and avoid cleansers that are harsh, gentle cleaners are best to avoid irritating your skin.

If you happen to have excessively oily skin then you will want to use oil free moisturizers. Oily skin have often been attributed to clogging the pores and thus create a risk of being infected by bacteria which results in acne breakouts.

If your acne is severe and over the counter medications are not managing it well then you would want to consult a dermatologist. Your dermatologist can prescribe you medications that will help deal with your acne depending on your severity and type of outbreaks.

As terrible as having acne can be on your social and mental well-being you need to realize that at least it isn’t debilitating. You are still able to do anything that you had previously been able to do in terms of physical activities etc. So don’t let acne change your lifestyle and well-being. They say the only person that can make you feel inferior is if you give them permission to. So the best thing to do is still do the things you have always loved and don’t let acne stop you from being you.

For more information and resources on the best acne skincare treatments