Acne ranges from the occasional blemish here and there to severe, continuous breakouts. Knowing causes of acne breakouts can help you determine the best course of action to clear it up and prevent it from returning.
Eighty-five percent of people, from teens to adults, experience some form of acne. Even though this is a normal part of life it can be embarrassing. So, what causes this condition?
Basically, the root cause of acne is a clogging of your hair follicle pores. This can occur either because your skin is producing too much natural oil, which clogs the pore, or by a piece of dirt, dead skin, make-up, or even bacteria, getting trapped inside the pore. Bacteria is all over the place and lives in and on our bodies as well. Some kinds of bacteria live off the oils of our skin. When our bodies accumulate too much of this type of bacteria, it is not uncommon for them to actually clog our oil-producing pores. An acne cream or pill that acts as an anti-bacterial to these types is your best bet for this condition.
So what can you do to get rid of acne?
Here are some treatment options:
For less severe cases of acne, using an acne facial cleanser, and an over-the-counter topical cream should clear most of it up. These will rinse away and dry up excess oil while also killing facial bacteria. Don't use an oily face lotion, but look for a non-oily face moisturizer.
If you are experiencing a more serious case of acne, your doctor may suggest one of the following:
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