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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Normal skin is in a well-balanced state of suppleness, elasticity, hydration and color and feels soft and smooth to touch. Rarely break outs and feels comfortable after cleansing, neither tight nor dry. However, normal skin can change due to poor skincare regime, excessive sun, wind or cold exposure. Having a poor diet and lifestyle can take their toll too.
Dry Skin is often characterized by feelings of tightness due to a lack of sebum or oil. It has fine texture with no visible pores and at times may be rough and scaly in areas, it also shows lines and wrinkles easily. It rarely suffers breakouts. The problem lies in the poor epidermal function and damage to the lipid barrier. As the levels of natural lipids and oils drop, the skin’s ability to retain water also reduced, leaving the skin dry and often dehydrated.
Skin can be sensitive due to multitude factors which include environmental and sun damage. Sensitive skin can be really difficult to work with as it can be very prone to acne / inflammation or dry patches. Highly reactive to specific products / ingredient which might cause breakout and redness to the face with the slightest usage.
Oily or greasy skin is particularly common in teenagers and also young adults. A result of excessive productions of sebum, it is characterized by a shiny appearance to the T-zone area. The epidermis teds to thicken and the pores dilate, thus giving the skin a slightly rough and irregular texture. It is also more likely to suffer from acne and spots.
There are two forms of combination skin, the oily & normal and also dry / normal. For the oily & normal combination skin, the T-zone is oily while other area of the face is normal. While the dry / normal combination skin, the T-zone may be normal but with dry patches on the cheeks.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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