Acne is a common skin condition often seen in young individuals at some stage in teenage and youth years. This occurs generally because of the action of hormones on the oil glands in the skin. The draining ducts of the oil glands get blocked and thus they are unable to drain out the oil secretion. The oil and cells within the blocked gland form an ideal environment for the growth of Propionibacterium acnes. The micro-organism responsible for acne. As a result, it forms of pimples or acne.
Acne generally occurs on the face, chest, back, shoulders, and neck. It is one of the most occurred skin conditions. While acne is not a serious threat to the health. Up till now, it can lead to scarring and defacement of the face that can have a significant impact on the patient.
Acne or pimples may present itself in various forms and these are as follows:
Following are the generally recognized types of Acne:
The main causes of acne are the rising up of male hormones (androgens). That occurs in boys as well as girls during teenage years. These hormones cause an increased production of sebum (oil) and result in acne.
Hormonal changes correlated to pregnancy. Such changes caused by starting or stopping birth control pills can also cause acne. One more factor is heredity. There is evidence to bear the fact that the tendency to develop acne can be inborn from parents. Apart from this certain drugs, including androgens and lithium, are also cause acne. Greasy makeup may cause further plugging of the follicles in the skin and hence can precipitate the onset of acne.
The majority of people who develop acne are ranging between the ages of 12 and 25. For most of the people, acne leans to go away by the time they reach their 30s; yet, some people in their 40s and 50s continue to have this skin problem.
Homeopathy is strongly recommended for Acne. It helps in the following ways: