Acne Prevention, Understanding the Causes

By: John Russell

Acne prevention occurs with a few simple steps. Acne prevention starts by knowing acne occurs when for some unknown reason or combination of reasons, hair follicles become blocked. While the exact combination of reasons that follicles become clogged is not completely known, many things contribute for teenagers and adults alike including; genetics, hormones, dietary and vitamin make up, and stress.

Acne prevention includes understanding other causes, like how your body normally rids itself of its dead skin cells and influences that work against this regularity and your hormones and their effect on your own body's sebum production.

Second, the normal dead skin cells that combine with your body's natural sebum oil as it drains through the skin's surface become clogged in these blocked pores. This substance becomes somewhat sticky, further clogging the passageway.

Third, a bacterium begins to grow around these clogged areas. As a normal reaction your, your body's white blood cells attack the bacteria, fighting it and pushing it out of the body.
And forth, the resulting growths during this 14-day to 21-day battle are called microcomedones. Microcomedones turn into comedones, commonly referred to as blemishes, pimples or acne.

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