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There are various natural remedies to get rid of acne. The first and foremost thing to remember while dealing with acne is that one shouldn’t try to fiddle with the eruptions or keep pinching or prodding them.

Acne- ruining your social life?

Acne is an infection of the sebum producing glands, known as the sebaceous glands, present in our skin leading to unsightly eruptions which can ruin our social life. As we know, skin is the largest organ of our body. It has numerous hair follicles which are connected to the sebaceous glands producing sebum, an oily fluid. The basic purpose of sebum is to give a waterproof covering to our skin. Simultaneously, new skin cells are continuously produced which reach the surface of the skin and replace the old dead cells. When the openings of the sebaceous glands on the skin are blocked because of the dead cells or other contaminants, sebum collects in the pores. Inflammation and bacterial infection of this collected sebum results in outbreak of acne vulgaris. This condition can also be due to excessive production of sebum.

Staphylococcus aureus is the most common bacteria implicated for causing acne. Acne can result anywhere on the body but they are most commonly found on the face, back and chest. They become far more annoying when repeated infection of the blocked pore leads to formation of ugly cysts which can leave behind an acne scar.

Facial outbreak of acne vulgaris can result in low self esteem and embarrassment and can ruin your social life. This is all the more so as the condition is most common in teenagers where personal appearance matters a lot. Despite being more frequently found in teenagers, acne outbreak can occur in any age group, even in small babies.

A variety of reasons have been implicated to be the cause behind the outbreak of acne in a person but lack of personal hygiene leading to dirty skin conditions is the most common. Repeated touching of the face, either habitually or because of some tension can result in the transfer of bacteria from unclean hands to the face. An improper diet with an unhealthy fat content and lack of exercise has also been believed to result in outbreak of acne. Whatever may be the reason; an acne ridden face certainly makes for an unsightly appearance and has the potential of ruining one’s social life.
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