Acne or acne vulgaris is a typical teenage condition that affects the hair follicles of the face, chest, shoulders, and back. Acne develops due to the overproduction of sebum, which causes hair follicles to clog. It can also form in some adults due to certain causative factors.
Acne can be irritating, and if handled the wrong way, it can lead to acne scarring. This is why, at Lumiskins, we provide advanced acne removal and treatment methods to treat your acne without causing scarring.
Acne vulgaris develops when hair follicles clog up with body oils, dead skin cells, and sometimes propionibacterium acnes bacteria. The formation of acne starts with the overproduction of sebum, which can be triggered by several factors.
Hormones are the leading cause of acne, especially during the teenage years. When teenagers reach puberty, acne develops due to an increase in androgen levels. High levels of androgens trigger excess sebum production, which breaks down the surrounding cellular walls clogging pores. In adults, hormonal changes, e.g., during ovulation, can also lead to acne.
Certain cosmetic and skincare products are comedogenic, i.e., they clog up pores, which leads to acne. Such products should be avoided, especially by people affected by recurring acne. Use water-based cosmetic and skincare products to prevent cosmetic-related acne.
Although most acne is not drug-related, some medications cause or increase the severity of acne. These include prescribed or bodybuilding steroids, contraceptives, anticonvulsants, and drugs containing iodides and bromides.
If one of your parents was affected by acne, there’s a high chance that you’ll develop the same or severe type of acne.