Acne is a common skin problem and can leave an acne scar. Acne starts in the oil-producing formation of the skin known as pilosebaceous follicles, that are found all over your face, chest, shoulders and upper back. Each follicle is made up of a hair follicle and a sebaceous gland. The glands secrete an oily mixture called sebum that transfers from the hair follicle to the skin surface. Acne happens when dead skin cells, bacteria, hormones and extra oil stop the skin's sebum up. The blockage leads to swelling and the development of blackheads, whiteheads, or tender red lumps.
Things that aggravate acne and can lead to acne scars
• Emotional stress
In chronic acne cases lesions become red and inflamed and can become filled with puss. Acne can also extend deep into the skin and form nodules or cysts that is called cystic acne and can be painful and cause scarring.
Prevent Acne Scar with Good Skin Care
• Keep your hands off your face
• Don't squeeze your pimples
• Don't use oily cosmetics
• Remove your makeup at night
• Use noncomedogenic sunscreen and toiletries
• Eat a balanced diet
• Wash your face twice a day
• Do not scrub your skin with strong detergent soaps and rough scrub pads
• If you have oily hair, keep it off your face and wash it daily
• Avoid excess exposure to sunlight
• Don't use tanning booths or sun lamps
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