Acne is a common skin condition and breakouts at all ages have become very common than ever. It is characterized by breakouts of pimples, whiteheads and blackheads, and at times can cause scarring. Environmental factors such as haze, pollution and weather, and even bacteria from mobile phone use can cause havoc on the skin.
When men and women age, hormonal level tend to fluctuate thus leading to breakouts.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is acne?
Sometimes called blemishes, acne is a skin disorder that occurs when sebum and dead skin cells clog your pores. It can be in the form of pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. Oily skin is said to be the most prone skin type to develop acne breakouts.
What causes acne?
Acne is caused by dead skin cells and other impurities such as dirt and dust mixing with the face’s sebum (oil) and clogging the pores in our skin. This causes blemishes to be visible on the surface of our skin including blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples.
What are the best treatments for acne?
Many experts recommend cleansing the face twice a day to clear the pores off impurities. This, however, must be done alongside other skincare routines as prescribed by your dermatologist or aesthetic doctor to ensure the effectiveness and safety.
How can I help prevent acne and acne scars?
Beauty experts always recommend washing the face day and night with warm water and acne cleanser to rid of the dirt from the pores. You can try this routine at home or you may consult your aesthetic doctor for further advice.
How should I take care of my skin?
Taking care of your skin is a lifetime endeavour. You must always remember that your skin grows old as you do. It also suffers from stress, fatigue, and an unbalanced lifestyle when you yourself is not doing the right routine. Thus, it is important to always take good care of your skin from youth to adulthood.
How long does acne last?
Acne is more common during adolescence, from the age of 10-15 years old, boys and girls may start to develop acne due to the changing hormones inside their bodies. It can last up to late thirties depending on the skin type and lifestyle of the person.