By: Linda Spalding
Copyright 2012 Linda Spalding
Acne is definitely not fun to have. I probably don’t have to tell you that! I am writing this because I suffer from adult acne. This has been the case for the last year! I am in my thirties and I didn’t have acne before my thirties!
I needed to take action about this because it was starting to really bother me. I wanted to learn what acne was all about, what caused it and how to stop it from happening, so I decided to try to help other people with this problem I was having after I have done some research about it. I hope to get straight to the point where you can immediately take what you learn and put it into action to try to get rid of your adult acne just like me!
Medically speaking, acne begins from the formation of hardened sebum, or the oily substance secreted to the skin through the sebaceous glands. This then will be diffused with acne-infecting bacteria, which in return will touch off the immune system to release white cells to obstruct the attack of the bacteria. As this occurs, dead white cells and bacteria will amass in the hair follicles mixed with skin debris and dead skin particles, which then will ignite the lesions.
The problem is that there are so many sources saying different things and ways to treat acne, it’s like, who do you believe these days?
Dr. Oz says relates adult acne to diet. There are two things that he says that are interesting. First, he says that it might be something that is controlled by hormones and certain foods that you eat could be changing those hormones. Second, he says that it could be something topical that you could be putting on your skin and bacteria are getting in there and your skin is reacting to it and getting inflamed. These could be things like perfume or cosmetic products that your skin is just not agreeing with.
It turns out that there are several things that you can do each day to make certain your skin is less prone to flare ups. On a positive note, when you get acne, it is actually an indicator that something is “off” in your body – specifically in the hormone area. Throughout our lives, the glands of your body will produce a huge number and range of different hormones, each of which does a specific job within your body. Sometimes this job needs to be done, while at other times it is not so important, and thus the hormones that were produced to action this particular bodily function are not actually required.