What Causes Acne? A Brief Explanation (Made Simple to Understand)

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Hey folks, I just wanted to take a minute to talk to you about acne, a common skin disease formally known as acne vulgaris. It affects a lot of people, and I thought it might be helpful to explain what causes it. I’ll go over treatments in another lecture.

According to the american academy of dermatology, acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, affecting 40 million to 50 million Americans. Nearly 85 percent of all people have acne at some point in their lives, more than 40 percent of adolescents have acne or acne scarring as teenagers and the total direct cost associated with the treatment of acne exceeded $2.2 billion in 2004.

1. Hormones

2. Infectious

3. Inflammation

4. Poor exfoliation

So in conclusion, acne is a disease of obstructed sebaceous glands; more commonly known as clogged pores. The things that cause and/or exacerbate this process includes hormones and hormonal changes, bacterial infection, inflammatory processes and poor exfoliation.

Knowing how to take care of your skin is very important. You can treat and prevent a lot of skin diseases and have clear skin. This includes but is not limited to skin cancer, actinic keratosis (squamous cell carcinoma or SCC), basal cell carcinoma or BCC, acne, eczema, malignant melanoma, keratin pearls, pimples. Things that help include applying sunscreen, avoiding tanning, moisturizers, benzoyl peroxide, retinols and vitamin A, Accutane, antibiotics, and more. Using these tips you can prevent sun damage, skin damage, early aging, scarring, discoloration, blackheads, and more! Do yourself a favor and talk to your dermatologist!

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