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Acne

Acne vulgaris or acne starts when your dead cells and oil clog up your pores. This skin problem is also known as blemishes, whiteheads, zits or pimples. You can have a mild form of acne that includes only several pimples or red spots. A Severe form may cover your neck, chest, back and face with hundreds of red spots. Even worse are cysts that are painful.

This problem is common among teens, but if a person didn’t have them in puberty, he/she may get it as an adult. Women often get acne before their menstrual periods. Some people aren’t bothered by them. On the other side, some people who have minor acne, are embarrassed and upset. Luckily, there are many treatments that are effective.

Skin products that clog your pores will make the situation even worse. You should use those products with a “noncomedogenic" label. If your parent has acne, there are high chances you will have them as well. Symptoms of acne are pimples, blackheads and whiteheads and. In most cases, they can appear on shoulders, face, neck and chest but they don’t cause pain. Much deeper pimples are called cystic lesions. If they get infected, they can be painful. In some cases, they may scar the skin. The prevention of acne is easy. You need to keep your skin clean and to wash it twice a day. Also, do not pick at pimples, or you will make the situation even worse. If you already have several pimples, you can use an acne cream. The best are those that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl. They can be bought without a prescription. All of them work slowly, so you will have to use them a month or two. If you don’t notice improvements after that, see a doctor.

 

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