Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples.
Pimples form when hair follicles under your skin clog up. Most pimples form on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Anyone can get acne, but it is common in teenagers and young adults.
Teenagers suffer the most from acne because of the increased hormone levels in their body.
Sleep deprivation, too much stress, unhealthy eating habits and a hectic lifestyles can also cause acne. Sebaceous glands are presents in various parts of our body, which lubricates our skin with sweat glands. When this glands stop to do its work then small pimples will appear. These pimples usually appear in young boys and girls.
Factors Influence growth of Acne
- Hormonal changes related to puberty, menstrual periods, pregnancy, birth control pills, or stress,
- Friction caused by leaning on or rubbing the skin, pressure from backpacks, or tight collars,
- Environmental irritants such as pollution and high humidity,
- Squeezing or picking at blemishes, hard scrubbing of the skin,
- Greasy or oily cosmetic and hair products
- Certain drugs (such as steroids, testosterone, estrogen, and phenytoin)
Not just teens have acne.
A growing number of women have acne in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond.