Acne first appears during puberty, when the body adjusts to a new balance of male and female hormones. Acne vulgaris is a non-infectious skin disease, it mainly affects the sebaceous gland follicles. Skin disease. The sebaceous glands secrete sebum that protects the skin and hair and keeps them supple.Which parts of the body are particularly affected by pimples?
It is usually transported along the hair root through the skin to the outside.Mostly we are most affected by blackheads and pimples between the ages of 17 and 19, after which it usually decreases until the age of 25. However, in rare cases it can last until the early 40s.
Acne particularly affects the T-zone, i.e. forehead, bridge of nose and chin.
But the shoulder, chest and back areas can also be affected.
What can intensify acne??
Psychological factors, like stress, grief, depression
Menstruation: just before menstruation, the level of estrogen in the blood drops (estrogens inhibit sebum production) and the level of androgen increases at the same time. This leads to a deterioration in the appearance of the skin. Only a few women suffer from acne during pregnancy.
Squeezing the pimples - this can cause inflammation
Certain drugs (cortisone, antidepressants, antiepileptic drugs and steroids) and chemicals can promote acnen
- Nutrition: Health experts often recommend that acne sufferers should avoid/reduce the use of cow's milk and cow's milk products as well as products with high sugar content (chocolate and other sweets, soft drinks). It is recommended to drink a lot of water and exercise regularly
- Fat or oil: in some cases acne also develops in people whose skin is extremely stressed by strong heat or pollution (oils, lubricants etc.) (exogenous acne)
- Skin cosmetics or make-up: Products with a high oil or fat content clog the sebaceous glands. Therefore the produced sebum cannot drain off sufficiently and so-called comedones (blackheads) are formed. In case of acne problems, skin care products and make-up should be used which have been tested for their so-called comedogenicity.
During sebum decomposition, free fatty acids are produced which irritate the surrounding tissue, cause inflammation and affect the natural pH value of the skin surface. This makes impure skin particularly susceptible to bacterial infections. If the blocked sebaceous gland ducts (blackheads) are colonized with bacteria (e.g. Propionibacterium acnes), pimples develop.
Acne comedonica: impure skin and blackheads,
Acne papulo-pustolosa: papules (red nodules) and pustules (purulent blisters)
Acne conglobata: hardened nodes (severe form of acne), timely and good treatment necessary!
Acne inversa: Hair root inflammation (special form)
What can I do for myself against acne?
- Facial cleansing with the right products (note: with hyperlink to Acnolive)
- Wash your face twice a day, taking care not to scrub.
- Do not let hairs hang down into the face, because this allows the sebum to move from the scalp over the hairs into face and blocks the pores.
- Do not squeeze pimples, because this can make acne worse and leave scars.
- Protect skin from environmental influences such as too much cold, heat and sunlight.
- The acne for you leads to stress
- Large, inflamed blackheads occur
- It comes to acne scars
- They are dark skinned and dark spots appear in places where pimples have been found..
Thyme: has anti-inflammatory properties
Lemon oil: fat dissolver and thus opens the sebaceous gland follicles, anti-inflammatory, peeling effect and against cellulite),
Aloe Vera: anti-inflammatory
salts from the Dead Sea: against oily skin and anti-inflammatory
The desired success is visible after 3-4 weeks at the latest.
In any case, we always recommend a visit to the doctor to exclude other factors!