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Usually every time you wake up, and it feels so good to know it’s a brand new day. Most of us will go directly to the bathroom to wash our face and brush our teeth. However, a simple acne breakout that is visible in our face can ruin our entire day. Many of us have experienced having acne, since they usually happen during adolescence. Some may be luckier than others; they didn’t have it all over there faces -just one or two here and there. Some can even have them after adolescence. Acne is caused by sebum or oil from the sebaceous glands accumulates under the skin because the follicle (which adds to the trouble because hair grows from there) from which it passes gets blocked. What Are The Different Kinds of Acne? Whiteheads – these are found beneath the skin and cannot be seen. When dead cells and sebaceous oil mix, this is the result. There is no redness, but a slight bump may be felt. Blackheads – these are similar to whiteheads, but can be seen on the surface of the skin because yes, they are black. This is because once it comes in contact with oxygen, it oxidizes, hence the color change. Papules – these are clearly visible because they are pinkish, but small. Pustules – these are the ones that are reddish with white tops because there is pus inside. Nobules – these are the ones you shouldn’t touch. They can be painful and hard and they are larger compare to…

March 26th, 2011

Popular Acne Treatments Today

No Comments, Acne, by Mattie.

Your self-confidence can take a blow once something mars your face and no other annoyance is more common than acne. Acne tends to pop up at any time it pleases, but it seems to appear to destroy your plans particularly before an important event, a hot date, or even the most formal of occasions. It usually appears at the onset of adolescence, but some adults also have it. Don’t worry though, because there are many things you can do to make sure it goes away. Acne Treatments Benzoyl Peroxide – the most common over the counter drug treatment for acne. Depending on the dosage you want, you can have a prescription, since it’s usually found in the 2.5% category, but 10% is also available. You can choose to use it either in a gel or cream, however, see your dermatologist first, because many people are allergic to it. Salcylic Acid – also one of the more popular medications for acne, salicylic acid prevents cells from renewing themselves inside the pores and therefore reduces the appearance of blockage. Whiteheads and blackheads are also reduced since the sebum and waste in them is broken down. Tetracycline – this antibiotic is taken orally, but has side effects. Skin cam become very dry and sun sensitive. Pregnant women are advised not to take this because bone growth in fetuses can be inhibited. It can also discolor teeth. Erythromycin – this has the effect of killing bacteria found under the skin, but can cause extreme dryness on the surface. Sulfur…