When you've got acne, all you want to do is clear it fast! 

Safe, effective treatments are out available , but  knowing why? Is the first step in managing the problem!

Firstly you are not alone! 85% of adolescents and 1/3 adult females are estimated to suffer acne!

Acne is generally associated with oily skin, for many, their skin may actually be dry or sensitive. Common Acne (acne vulgaris) is essentially a disorder of the sebaceous glands of the skin. These glands are influenced by hormones which increase the secretion of oils. 

Small sebaceous glands lie just under your skin surface and make an oil (sebum) that keeps your skin supple and smooth. Tiny pores on your skin allow the sebum to come on to the surface of your skin. In acne, some of these pores become blocked, causing small pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads.

  • Too much oil clogs the pores and increases the chance of breakouts.
  • These glands are influenced by hormones which increase the secretion of oils. 

Additionally abnormal collections of dead skin cells block the gland and  Bacteria (P.) acnes* multiply in the obstructed follicles.
Inflammation and immune responses in the skin result in the development of inflammatory acne lesions. These inflammatory lesion s form the basis of acne scarring!

Research suggests that Stress and diet contribute to acne breakouts.

The severity of acne may vary from mild to severe,but  even mild breakouts can have significant affects on self esteem and early intervention with effective treatments is recommended. Particularly in the case where scarring occurs!

Mild to moderate acne may be controlled by simple conservative steps.

For detailed information on the many treatments I recommend reviewing the information at http://www.acne.org.au/

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