First Sign Of Acne
The most common form of acne is blackheads. The areas chiefly affected are the forehead, temples, cheeks, and chin, the chest and back. In rare cases, almost the entire body may be covered with black heads with extensive scarring. Red spots, bumps, or pustules, sometimes inflamed and painful blackheads, whiteheads and oily skin are symptoms can appear on the face, the chest, or the back. Acne is the most common skin disorder in the world. Blemishes, bumps, papules, pustules, spots, whiteheads, zits, goobers, the plague, or whatever you call it, almost everyone is liable to get it. In the United States and Canada, acne affects 45 to 55 million individuals at some point in their lives, the vast majority of whom are teenagers. In fact, nearly 80 % of all young people will face at least an occasional breakout of acne. Acne imposes itself on young men and young women about equally, but young men are likelier to have more severe forms of acne. Acne, the obligate badge of adolescence, is a painful, universal experience. The condition not only wreaks havoc in the difficult teens, preying on the sensitivities of the uncertain changelings, but continues to intrude throughout the adult years. Fortunately, there are strategies which can limit or prevent acne, and, failing that, new medicines to bring reliable relief. Being armed with sensible information is the first step in the war against acne. With knowledge of the common contributory factors, an understanding of what not to do, and appropriate self-treatment, most acne can be curbed. If not, professional assistance from an appropriate physician will be rewarding.
Common Symptoms Of Acne
Acne shows up most often on the face, back, neck, shoulders, upper arms, and chest. These areas are oilier than other parts of the body. They have the most oil glands. Where there is more oil, there is a greater chance of acne forming. On the face, the oil glands are concentrated in an area called the T-zone. The T-zone runs across the forehead and down the nose to the chin. This T-shaped area is where you are most likely to break out. Here, the skin is oilier and the pores are larger than on other parts of the face. However, acne can also show up on the cheeks, jawline, and neck. There are other reasons that acne occurs on the face more than on other places. People tend to touch their faces more often than other parts of their bodies. Fingertips carry lots of oil, dirt, and bacteria. Touching the face spreads more oil and bacteria onto the surface of the skin. This additional oil can contribute to breakouts. Acne can also show up on body areas where sweat builds up and the skin can’t breathe. The buttocks and groin region are two such places. This usually occurs in people who exercise or play sports regularly.
When to Call Dermatologist?
Here in this blog we have mentioned many home remedies and alternative natural treatments to treat acne. But what if you have tried every kind of acne product at the drugstore or tried many natural remedies and your skin still isn’t getting better? Many complexions won’t respond to at-home treatments. If your acne isn’t going away, you may need to see a dermatologist. The general rule is that if your skin hasn’t responded to over-the-counter products after two months, it may be time to see a doctor. It is important to see a dermatologist to get your acne under control before permanent scarring occurs. If you are experiencing any of the following problems, make an appointment with a dermatologist.
- Acne lesions are large, hard, and painful.
- Acne didn’t respond to home remedies, diets, herbal medications, facials, special soaps, or nonprescription OTC treatments
- You have severe red or purple inflammation.
- Skin can’t tolerate the OTC preparations.
- Scars develop as acne lesions heal.
- Acne is causing dark patches on the skin, that are darker than your normal skin appear after your acne lesions clear.
- Acne is affecting your outlook on life.
- Your acne has become more severe.