The skin has little holes that is known as pores which can be blocked by oil, bacteria, dead skin cells and dirt. When this happens, an individual can be affected with pimple or zit. If you discover that your skin is frequently affected by this skin condition, you have developed acne.
According to studies, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States of America. However, acne is not a condition that poses a threat to life. Also, it can be very painful, especially if it is severe. Acne can also lead to emotional troubles.
If acne appears on a person's face, it can have an effect on their self esteem and could cause a permanent physical scarring over a long period of time.
However, there are various treatments that are effective for acne that can lower both the number of pimples an individual develops and their chances of getting a scar.
The symptoms of acne
This skin condition can be located anywhere on most on most parts of your body. It usually develops on your face, back, neck, chest areas and shoulders.
If you have developed acne, you will usually observe pimples that are white or black. Although, both blackheads and whiteheads are referred to as comedones.
In blackheads, they open at the surface of the skin and gives them a black appearance because of oxygen present in the air while in whiteheads, they are closed just under the surface of your skin, giving them a white appearance.
Although whiteheads and blackheads are the most typical lesions present in acne, other kinds can also develop. Inflammatory lesions are more likely to result to scars on your skin. These include the following:
-Papules, which are small, red, raised bumps caused by inflamed or infected hair follicles.
-Pustules, which are small, red pimples that have pus at their tips.
-Nodules, are often solid, often painful lumps beneath the surface of your skin.
-Cysts, which are large lumps found beneath your skin that contain pus and are normally painful.
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