Acne Skin Care - How To Clear Up Those Embarrasing Blemishes
People of all races and ages get acne. It is most common in adolescents and young adults. Around 85 percent of people between the ages of 12 and
24 develop the disorder. Nearly 17 million people in the United States alone have acne, making it the most common skin disease.
For most people, acne tends to diminish by the time they reach their thirties; however, some people in their forties and fifties continue to have this skin
I remember when I used to get acne myself, and it ruined my social life, that's for sure. There is nothing more embarrassing than going out in public
with acne all over your face. You know people are staring at you. You know they donâ€™t want to get near you because of those ugly marks on your
face. I think they think itâ€™s contagious, which is not true at all. Itâ€™s a good way to lose friends quickly.
So, how did I get rid of my acne? Well, before you can clear up your skin, you should know exactly who the enemy is and what youâ€™re up against.
Hereâ€™s a summary for you and some real honest to goodness solutions. It worked for me and it will work for you too.
What is Acne?
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.
Although heredity may be a cause of this problem, it is more associated with hormonal levels and how you care for your skin (e.g. rubbing your skin
too much will cause it). Chocolate and greasy foods are often blamed, but foods seem to have little effect on the development and course of acne in
most people. In addition, dirty skin does not cause acne and neither does stress.
How Is Acne Treated?
You can buy over the counter medicine (OTC), see your family doctor, or a dermatologist (skin doctor).
Over-the-counter (OTC) Medicines
Benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, salicylic acid, and sul