What Is Acne?
develops when the sebaceous gland, responsible for production of sebum oil gets
blockage (or comedone) can happen for a number of reasons, such as build up of dead skin
cells, snap of the pore walls deep inside the skin, excess or thickened sebum. The sebaceous gland is attached to hair follicles. When the skin
function is normal, sebum (oil) flows out the gland to the skin surface along
the follicle. When the follicles (or pores) get blocked the oil gets
trapped under the skin surface, a common bacterium called
Propionibacterium starts to grow excessively in clogged pores. The bacterium irritates skin and contributes to outbreaks, red marks and pimple formation. The development of such pimple, blackhead or whitehead inside the deeper layers of the skin can take up to 2-3 weeks before it pоps up to the surface. The process is often accompanied by inflammation.
to what most people think, pores do not get blocked from the top down,
therefore acne formations are not caused by dirt or other outside factors.
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