Who Gets Acne, and Why?
It is estimated that 80% of everyone between the ages of 11 and 30 will experience some acne outbreaks, but adults in their 40s and 50s may experience them as well.
Strides made in the last few decades in science and medicine have combined to extend
the average human lifespan significantly. Yet, we still have no idea what actually causes acne.
Sure, excess oil production combined with bacteria result in the pimple formation, but there is no definite explanation for what causes or triggers these outputs, or why they are more prevalent in some people and not others.
Acne Skin Disorders Infographic
Multiple Factors Contribute to Acne
Dermatologists and other health experts believe that the massive hormonal increase in the teenage years can cause follicles to become clogged up more frequently than usual, due to an increased release of oil.
Other hormonal changes, such as those experienced during pregnancy, seem to increase the incidence of developing acne. If a woman stops or starts birth control pills the acne risk rises as well. Makeup that does not allow your pores to breathe properly might be a cause, and if your parents had problems with acne and pimples, you will probably get them to.
Prevention and Treatment is Available
The good news is that there are multiple treatment protocols for acne and pimples. This helps prevent acne from developing, stops new pimples from being created, and can help prevent scarring that often accompanies acne. Prescription and over-the-counter drugs and topical applications are the most common and successful acne treatments.
To learn more about why we should pay more attention to the health of our skin, you might want to download our book “Skin Disorders – Understanding Different Skin Problems”. In this ebook you can find information on some of the most common disorders that can affect our skin, their causes, symptoms, effects, and methods of prevention and treatment.
For more detailed information on the content of the ebook, you can click the book cover, or go here: “Skin Disorders – Understanding Different Skin Problems”