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ACNE : Beyond Basics

Posted on 13. Jul, 2012 by in Acne, Skin Conditions

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MYTH: Acne is caused from not washing face

Myth: Acne is caused from not washing face.

Myth: Scrubbing your face several times a day will make pimples go away.

Fact:  Acne develops due to clogged pores which cause a blemish to develop. It is still being researched and debated as to whether the inflammation causes a pore to clog or a clogged pore causes an inflammation.  Regardless, most studies concur regarding the proper treatment options for Acne.

Disproportionate shedding of skin cells within the walls of hair follicles along with excessive amounts of sebum (oily material which helps to water proof and protect our cells) are two key factors that contribute to blockage of the hair follicle, which leads to the formation of clogged pores known as microcomedos.  These Microcomedos lead to acne lesions, first starting below the skin surface eventually working the way to the visible surface.Visiting your Dermatologist can minimize your Acne and decrease the chance of scarring

Fact: Most will try multiple over the counter products prior to visiting a dermatologist.

Fact: Visiting your Dermatologist can minimize your Acne and decrease the chance of scarring.

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