Acne is a widespread skin condition that has the propensity of leaving an acne scar.
Acne itself begins in the oil-producing construction of the skin known as pilosebaceous follicles that are located all over your face, chest, shoulders and upper back. Each follicle is derived from a hair follicle and a sebaceous gland. The glands secrete an oily mix called sebum that transfers from the hair follicle to the skin surface. Acne occurs when deceased skin cells, bacteria, hormones and additional oil impede the skin's sebum. The obstruction leads to inflammation and the growth of blackheads, whiteheads, or tender red lumps.
Things that aggravate acne and can lead to an acne scar
• Emotional stress
In persistent acne cases lesions grow to be red and inflamed and can become filled with puss. Acne can also expand far into the skin and form nodules or cysts that are called cystic acne that can be very painful and cause acne scarring.
Prevent an 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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