Definition of acne

Acne is a skin disease characterized by the eruption of red pimples, blackheads and cysts. It affects most often the face and the thorax, but also the back, the torso even the scalp.

Acne is a reflection of reactions that take place in the sebaceous glands. Housed in the skin, these glands produce sebum, a lubricating substance. If it lacks sebum, the skin will be dry and easily chapped. It is sometimes more difficult to cure the acne in adults.

Acne vulgaris causes

Acne Vulgaris Cause: Who is affected by acne?

Acne vulgaris a different skin problem when compared the others. Boys are more affected than girls. Here the other details:

Causes of acne pimples

Here are some elements that can contribute to its appearance.

The hormonal thrust at puberty. At the time of puberty, whatever the sex, the sex hormones increase; especially androgenic hormones (which cause the appearance of male sexual characteristics). Under this effect, the sebaceous glands produce more sebum. This increase in sebum production creates a fertile ground for the multiplication of the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria that feed on it.

Hormonal fluctuations in women. Contraception can also have a positive or negative role: women who start taking some contraceptive pills containing including progestins potentially acneigenic type gestodene, desogestrel, norgestrel, levonorgestrel, norgestrienone, norethisterone, lynestrenol … can see their acne to accentuate or, on the contrary, the cessation of contraception (for a wish of pregnancy for example) can also be provider of acne. Pregnancy and menopause may also be responsible;

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Acne Vulgaris Cause and Affects

A disorder of the functioning of the ovaries or adrenal glands. This most often causes signs other than acne (hair growth, irregular periods …) Other factors can also cause acne or worsen the symptoms.

As a general rule, the treatment will be applied at bedtime and will be followed in the morning by applying a moisturizer. Indeed, these treatments may possibly have drying or irritating effects, which will be offset by the appropriate moisturizer (which will be non-comedogenic, as cosmetology, tinted cream type, foundation …). The frequency of application of the treatment will depend on the principle used, the shape of the acne and the local tolerance of the application. Do not forget: the effectiveness of a local treatment can not be judged before at least 2 months of treatment scrupulously followed. And if it is effective, it will often have to be continued until the disease disappears.

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