Acne– What You Need to Know

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common dermatological condition in the United States.

Researchers are still investigating the exact causes of acne. So far, it appears that acne is the result of clogged pores by oil, dead skin cells, bacteria, etc.

While the final result is always the same (skin covered with pimples), there are many risk factors that lead to acne, including:

  • Hormonal fluctuation
  • Certain drugs
  • High-sugar diet
  • Family history

The Causes of Acne

The foundation treatment of acne focuses on at-home skincare, using mild soaps and non-comedogenic (non-pore clogging) makeup.

Some studies also suggest that vitamin C serum helps with acne by providing a protective layer against microbes and acting as an anti-inflammatory compound.

When it comes to pharmacological treatment, several drugs proved their efficacy in reducing the number of pimples and the severity of inflammation in patients with acne.

The Treatment Options for Acne

Drugs such as antibiotics (e.g., tetracyclines), vitamin A derivatives, Resorcinol, and others.

Here are some steps you can do to prevent acne flareups:

  • Use a cream cleanser
  • Apply a serum
  • Use facial oil
  • Always apple sunscreen
  • Be careful with your makeup

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