Friday, 14 September 2007

Stop Blackheads- The Key To Acne Treatment

Can't stand your face anymore? Is your acne getting you down ? Not to worry - you are in good company! Acne is so common that it's considered a normal part of puberty. At the moment in the United States nearly 40 million people are currently experiencing the problem. Americans spend well over a hundred million dollars a year for non prescription acne treatments, not even taking into account special soaps and cleansers.

So, how does acne manifest itself ?

Blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and even deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and even the upper arms are all manifestations of acne. Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones and other substances on the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands) and hair follicles.

What Are Blackheads ?

Blackheads are dark formations on the skin due to an accumulated mixture of oil and cells in a blocked skin pore and they get their name because the surface appears black. Blackheads tend to be stable structures, and often take a long time to clear. Neither blackheads nor whiteheads should be squeezed or picked open, unless extracted by a dermatologist under sterile conditions. Both whiteheads and blackheads may stay in the skin for a long time.

Acne Treatments

Treatments for acne vary depending on the type and severity of each case. Treatments Include:

1. Reducing sebum production,reducing bacteria on the skin, reducing the inflammation.
2. Exfoliation - peeling of the skin which unclogs pores; removes dead skin cells and debris. Many young people are able to manage their acne with over-the-counter (non prescription) treatments. You may well want to consider a natural treatment. Click on the link below:-

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