Growing numbers of people are suffering from cystic acne and deep blemishes, so what treatments are out there to combat this skin condition that affect so many?
All adults are prone to breakouts every now and then, but what do you do when those breakouts are becoming angry looking and stubborn?
Experts explain that particularly women are suffering from acne later in life which causes a lot of anxiety, affects self-esteem and even causes depression - especially if you have never suffered from pimples before. And it’s not just us mere mortals - celebrities such as Cameron Diaz have all spoken about troubled skin in the past.
However, despite the growing numbers of sufferers people still seem relatively uneducated about this common skin condition. We’ve delved into the underworld of acne and broken down the scientific jargon to get the facts and give you the lowdown!
What causes acne?
Blocked hair follicles. Hair follicles contain glands which produce sebum that provides moisture to the skin to stop it drying out. If you suffer from acne – you overproduce this sebum which then mixes with dead skin cells and dirt to blocks the follicles causing inflammation leading to blackheads whiteheads and cysts.
For women and men hormonal changes are often a culprit for flare-ups. However, stress and dietary imbalances are also triggers.
Okay. What can I do about this?
Improve your diet. If you eat a lot of dairy products that could be causing your hormones to sky rocket and overproduce moisture blocking your skin. If you don’t eat dairy products but are suffering from stress there a number of things you can take up to relieve stress such as exercise, meditation, a good 8 – 10 hours of sleep every night.