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How acne happens?
Acne happens to most people, no one is particularly immune. When too much oil is produced by the sebaceous glands, it tends to pool in the hair follicle where heat and humidity breed an abnormal amount of bacteria, which is already on your skin every day, when the amount of bacteria overwhelm the space, the body reacts by activating your immune system which, in turn, causes the redness in the face as well as the “whiteheads” that are commonly seen. There are two types of comedones or “zits”:

Whiteheads: an infected hair follicle that has been overwhelmed with white blood cells (pus) which are fighting the infection from inside the body. They are not open to air, so the material inside does not oxidize and remains white.

Black heads: comedones that have a wider than normal opening. They are filled with plugs of sebum and sloughed off cells and have undergone a chemical reaction resulting in the oxidation of melanin. This gives the material in the follicle the typical black color.
Other pimples include pustules, nodules, papules and cysts all of which are inflamed pores that can be especially painful.

More Information on Acne
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There are countless treatments available for acne these days. It seems as though the shelves are lined with one “miracle” product after the next. In terms of treatment time, it usually takes up to 3 months to see the results from any acne treatment. Usually in the first few weeks it is not uncommon to see the acne worsen. Patience is no doubt a virtue when dealing with acne, though many people find that using two products concurrently tends to help more than one single product alone.
 

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Actually Acne depends on skins people who has oily face generally suffer from acne problem whenever they eat egg or anything oilly thing they got acne and
 

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Thanks for giving good information about acne.It should be known by all teenagers
while figghting with acne.
 

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It has also been suggested that there is a link between a diet high in refined sugars and other processed foods and acne.

What they are finding out now is that there are more things than just excessive oil, but even things that cause areas to clog more and ultimately causing the "pooling" you are talking about resulting in acne.

There are numerous reports as you mention of one thing or another being the one stop cure, but in fact many of the products contain different types of chemicals.

Since we all have different levels of hormones and other chemicals in our bodies, some products work better than others for some while products that didn't work for you may work great for a friend.

The best bet is to try some of the over the counter and if it doesn't clear up, goto a dermatologist.

I link to an online dermatologist and consultant on my site, and for some of the acne treatments you can read them at expressskincare.com

You can't get enough information when you are suffering...I used tetracycline as a young adult which worked, but many of my friends it did nothing for.

Take care all.
 

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Fighting clogged pores is definitely the main battle against acne but there are so many other environmental and lifestyle elements that can have an impact.
 

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Fighting clogged pores is definitely the main battle against acne but there are so many other environmental and lifestyle elements that can have an impact.
I agree. You should also see other factors like diet, exercise (it is always good to sweat out toxins) and hygiene (you should always wash your hands before touching your face! picking is prohibited
You can get infected by bacteria and get irritated
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The Big Squeeze on Acne: A Discussion About Acne Scars
We all aspire to a smooth, clear complexion. When pimples arise, the need to flatten them out and squeeze is understandable. Unfortunately though, this may lead to short and long-term problems such as persistent redness, large brown stains (hyperpigmentation) and scarring (loss of skin substructure). Stains and scars are often confused by patients - stains are pale or brown flat marks whereas scars can be seen as indentations or pock marks in the skin. It's now recognized that scars can also develop from small as well as large lumpy pimples.
 

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Keeping a clean system would be a requisite. It should be ensured that the elimination channels are functioning properly. If toxins dont get drained out of the intestines, the normal elimination channel, it will find its route through the skin and hence resulting in breakouts.
 

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I think acne are caused by what we eat, lack of exercise and poor hygiene.

Peanuts does cause oily skin just like choclates bcoz choclates are also made of concentration of nuts and oils...

Oily foods causes pimples. Someone also told me that eating spicy foods which I do causes pimples too but I think it is mainly bcoz spicy foods makes you sweat. Sweat is oil.
 

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Acne is really terrible and yet affects all of us...

I remember how badly I suffered from acne when I was young. It really damaged my self-esteem...

And in those days, we have little information - no Internet... even phone is not too common. *Sigh*
 

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Sensiclear is a great solution for acne it has really helped me
I used to have a problem with it but not anymore. Its been a relief
 

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How acne happens?
Hi,

Here are some tips for healthy skin based on my 25 year knowledge and self experimentation;

The essential keys to healthy skin are not found in a bottle or jar of expensive skin care product. They are found in the every day habits and diet of every woman attempting to improve her appearance. Nutrition especially is a very important detail that many women might overlook when attempting to improve the appearance of their skin.

Every Day Ways to Attain Healthy Skin
The proper consumption of water is an essential first step in improving skin health. It ensures the body is receiving enough oxygen and stays properly hydrated, flushing out the bad and constantly supplying nutrients needed for healthy skin.
Another natural method of maintaining healthy skin is to avoid over exposure to the sun. By using sun screen on a daily basis and staying out of direct sunlight for more than a couple hours at a time, women can avoid unsightly sun spots and dry skin that result from too much UVA or UVB rays.
Sleep is a great method of rejuvenating and enhancing healthy skin. By getting at least 6 hours of sleep every night, women are giving their skin the time it needs to rejuvenate and repair from the stress of every day life. Without that rest, the effects of stress and sleep deprivation will make their first mark on the surface of otherwise healthy skin in the form of bags, puffy eyes, dry skin and blemishes.
Nutrients are another essential aspect of retaining healthy skin. Without the right balance of nutrients on a daily basis, skin will begin to show signs of its age and wear. Vitamins such as B1 which enhance circulation and B2 without which skin will start discolor, are vital to keeping healthy skin as shiny and supple as possible.
Healthy skin that is washed on a regular basis will remain blemish free as well. Depending on the level of oil production for any given individual, how skin is washed will change. A daily regiment of non-soap cleansers and toners will keep oil and dirt free of the pores and blemishes from ruining otherwise perfectly healthy skin.

Five Tips for Healthy Skin
Additionally, these simple tasks can help to reduce the wear and tear on your skin that leads to common skin problems and unsightly blemishes.

• Keep hair out of the face to reduce the chance of excess oiliness and blemishes
• Oily hair care products only increase the risk of facial blemishes.
• Nutrition and a proper diet ensure hydration, oxidation, and nutrients for healthy skin.
• Fish consumption or fish oil supplements help supplement healthy skin.
• Use warm water and a non-soap cleanser to wash your skin, keeping it clear and unobstructed.

Along with the common aspects of a healthy lifestyle, these tips will ensure that your healthy skin remains that way for years to come.

Sincerely,

Maya McMahon
Skin Care Specialist
 

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Acne is USUALLY caused by hormones which over produce sebum and is NOT affected by diet - that just causes pimples because of a poor diet. It does NOT cause Acne. Acne is very different to a breakout of spots!
 
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