Adult Acne: A Bumpy Ride Towards Aging

Written by Charlene J. Nuble


Picture this;repparttar snow-white clear skin that you have been proud of since your teen years has suddenly poofed into a wicked witch's warty face upon reachingrepparttar 150701 age of 30! "Acne, at my age?" This is oftenrepparttar 150702 distressed statement of pockmarked men and women in their 30's to 40's afflicted with adult acne.

This problem is surely notrepparttar 150703 work of a vengeful sorcerer. Acne vulgaris is what this most common skin disorder inrepparttar 150704 United States is scientifically called. Statistics has it that 15 million people in US alone are afflicted with acne. It is an embarrassing problem among teenagers. But this condition is not only limited to those awkward years. Adult acne is also prevalent, especially among people inrepparttar 150705 age group of 25 to 40.

Acne is a disease that resulted fromrepparttar 150706 accumulation of sebum, a highbrow term for oil, underneathrepparttar 150707 skin. When this happens andrepparttar 150708 desquamation (human's way of molting) process goes wrong,repparttar 150709 pores become clogged. Aggravation will continue and soon infection sets in. A bad bug called Propionibacterium acnes causes this infection. Overproduction of oil and mismanagement ofrepparttar 150710 process of shedding cells equals bunged pores. Clogged pores plus P. acnes,repparttar 150711 scoundrel, equals breakout. Those pesky zits are produced just as easy as that.

One ofrepparttar 150712 pushing forces that may causerepparttar 150713 occurrence of acne includesrepparttar 150714 elevation of levels of testosterone among adolescents. No, it's not Toblerone misspelled. No matter how many anecdotes you've heard about chocolate addiction causing zits to dominate your face, there's really no enough scientific basis to prove this. Testosterone is a chemical produced byrepparttar 150715 body that increase sebum production and changerepparttar 150716 keratin ofrepparttar 150717 hair follicles. Testosterone is an androgen. Androgen is a hormone produced in high levels among males. This isrepparttar 150718 reason behindrepparttar 150719 worse cases of acne among teenage boys more than girls.

Adult acne is called acne rosacea. It is characterized byrepparttar 150720 following: unsightly thick, red skin onrepparttar 150721 nose and cheeks, pus-filled blisters, small red bumps, and small red blood vessels seen onrepparttar 150722 skin surface. It is more commonly linked to increased levels of stress. Isn't it interesting howrepparttar 150723 body reacts to this stimulus? NOT. When exhausted, like Gizmo getting wet, our skin could actually give birth to little monsters! Though they are not as troublesome as gremlins, they could be just as annoying as well. Seriously, pimples can be difficult to deal with, and can cause depression and anxiety in an adultrepparttar 150724 same way it can in a teen. Pressure from work and family responsibilities is thought to possibly affectrepparttar 150725 normal balance of our hormones. And hormones messed up means having to put up with bumpy complexion caused by adult acne.

Aside from stress-triggered hormonal imbalance, hot foods alcohol consumption, and smoking are also considered to exacerbate adult acne. This may help you reconsider your food preferences and habits.

Oh, No! I Have Backne! The Continuing Mystery Behind Back Acne

Written by Charlene J. Nuble


ďBackneĒ is street slang for back acne. And whilerepparttar contractionís definite origin is unknown, it can be said that it comes fromrepparttar 150700 fact that nearly everyone inrepparttar 150701 world has, at one point in his or her life, experienced having back acne. Indeed, back acne is universal enough to merit its own term.

Back acne knows no specific target. It afflicts people from ages ten to forty; sometimes even years after that. A lot of theories have been introduced as to why back acne happens. Sadly, however, none have been proven to berepparttar 150702 direct cause of back acne. But, before we get into that, letís see first what constitutes back acne.

Back acne happens when so-called sebaceous glands (orrepparttar 150703 glands that create oily substance) produce an excess of oil. Commonly, males suffer from back acne, particularly during puberty, where shooting androgen levels interfere withrepparttar 150704 sebaceous glands and cause them to overproduce, clogging skin pores. Such clogging attracts bacteria; hence, back acne is born. And, mind you, back acne does not only appear on a personís back; it can also surface onrepparttar 150705 buttocks.

Some believe that back acne is aggravated by wearing tight clothes and constant heat exposure, which disallowsrepparttar 150706 skin to breathe. However, since we are fully clothed most ofrepparttar 150707 time and it is inevitable that we sit, it is impossible for us to prevent back acne consciously. Therefore, it would be better if we just focus on ways to control them.

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