Monday, January 30, 2012

Key Issues Contributing To Acne Formation by Andy Guides Jr

Dealing with acne can be very stressful. Trying to figure out what causes it may be even more confusing. There may be many myths that surround this type of skin condition, and debunking these myths can help you deal with this skin condition better. There are a few major factors that contribute to the cause of irritable skin problems. These factors include: overproduction of oil in the skin, abnormal shedding that occurs with dead skin cells and the build up of bacteria.

Many people deal with acne because the hair follicles of the skin have become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Each hair follicle is attached to a sebaceous gland, which emit oils. These oils function as lubricators to your hair and skin.

Once produced the oil moves through the hair shafts and out of the hair follicles, in order to do its lubricating job. The problem occurs when excess oil is produced and then mixes with dead skin cells. This combination forms a clog under the skin's surface. This is how pimples begin to form on the surface of the skin.

The pimple you see on your face is the result of this clog. It causes the follicle wall to expand and this is when you see the white head of a pimple. On the other hand, the clog may be open to the skin's surface and cause a blackhead.

When these clogs happen deep within the hair follicle, much lower than right beneath the skin's surface, lumps known as cysts are formed. These are often the red lumps that do not have a white or black head you will notice with the formation of acne. So what about sweat glands? In comparison to the hair follicle, the pores of sweat glands are not typically involved in skin conditions.

The factors which cause the increased production of oil in the body are not yet known. However, there are a few possibilities. These possibilities may include, but are not limited to: hormonal imbalance, genes, bacteria and the side-effects of some medications.

Too often acne is wrongly associated with dirt. It is not a matter of cleanliness. In fact, scrubbing your face too hard with harsh soaps can irritate the skin even further. Normal washing of the skin to remove extra oil or dirt that may be found is enough for ordinary facial cleansing. If you find yourself seriously afflicted by this skin condition, consult your doctor.