Acne Causes

What is acne? Why is it such a nuisance?

Acne is a type of skin infection. It plays havoc with skin functions, and it’s often very persistent. Untreated, it can be a serious health issue in some cases. It can also cause major scarring and absolute misery for sufferers. We’re going to do a general overview of what acne is and how it operates.

Acne basics

Acne is a quite common skin condition. It’s usually caused by a mild bacterial infection by the usual culprit bacterium Acne vulgaris. There are two basic forms of acne infection, inflammatory and non-inflammatory.

The inflammatory type is associated with severe acne. It can include “nodular” acne, which is seen in large pustules and even boils, which can occur all over the body, usually in areas where sweat collects.


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Cystic Acne – Causes and Treatment

Cystic acne treatment begins with an understanding of what cystic acne really is. Cystic acne is also known as nodulocystic acne and is, quite basically, a severe type of acne. It consists of inflamed breakouts that can occur not only on the face but also on other parts of the body.

The blemishes can be quite substantial. Some may even be several centimetres wide. Cysts are the most severe manifestation of an acne blemish. They can be both uncomfortable and painful, and appear as soft bumps under the skin’s surface.
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What Causes Acne? Behind The Science

In my last post I gave an overview of the science behind the development of acne in the skin. Now while that science is the process that forms acne on the skin, there is a much deeper cause that most people aren’t aware of.

Behind The Science:
What most people are yet to discover (and scientists either aren’t aware of or haven’t announced publicly) is that acne is the result of unhealthy toxins building up in the body. People generally put all kinds of unhealthy food and drinks with little or no nutritional value into their body and while the body can process a certain amount of toxins, this overloads the its digestive process and causes the toxins to be disposed of throughout the body.
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What Causes Acne? The Science

The first thing to understand is that acne is a consequence of an underlying health issue. A healthy body does not allow the growth of acne. Once this is understood, everything else I tell you will become clearer.

The Science:
On the skin surface, there are glands that produce an oily substance called sebum which is used to moisturize the skin and hair. During adolescence, when hormones are at their highest, these glands (sebaceous glands) enlarge and produce excess sebum.
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