Skin Care Tips To Give You Radiant Skin
Most skin care products and treatments target specific problems like blemishes, enlarged pores, dryness, wrinkles, or sagging. This can lead to the erroneous belief that clear, firm, smooth skin is always at its best.
Some Helpful Acne Tipsby keith Wolfe
What is Acne?
Acne, most commonly known as pimples, is the worst nightmare for those too unfortunate to suffer. It is the most common skin disease today. In United States alone, nearly 60 million people are infected with acne, where 85 per cent of teenagers suffer from it. Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones on the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands), which leads to plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly called pimples or zits. Acne lesions usually occur on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Acne can involve mild to severe outbreaks of pimples and cysts on the face and sometimes on the back, shoulders and chest. Here are several acne terms that can help you better understand acne.
are simply a plugged and enlarged hair follicle. When a comedo is open, it is usually called a blackhead. When it is closed or deep into the skin, it is usually called whitehead. The whitehead differs in color from the blackhead because the opening of the plugged sebaceous follicle to the skin's surface is closed or very narrow, in contrast to the distended follicular opening of the blackhead. Neither blackheads nor whiteheads should be squeezed or picked open, unless extracted by a dermatologist under sterile conditions. Tissue injured by squeezing or picking can become infected by staphylococci, streptococci and other skin bacteria.
are lumps under the skin that have pus and other tissue in them, and they can be red, swollen and sore - but they do not come to a head like pimples do. Cysts can cause scarring and blotchy, uneven skin colour.
It is very important that teenagers and their parents know that the care that they give to their skin cannot stop pimples from coming completely, and that if the acne is very bad, skin care is not likely to make any difference. There is also a lot of mis-information about skin care.
About the Author
Article by Keith Wolfe. Keith is the associate editor for www.onlineacnesolution.com For more information on men's health.
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