Acne is the curse of the teenage face.
For most people the problems that they have as a teenager with acne will disappear as they get older but this is not always the case.
There are large numbers of adults who suffer from acne and this can be very distressing to live with.
There are several reasons why adults can get acne and these range from problems such as stress to hormonal problems that can be made worse by medications.
The cause of acne is when the skin pore or hair follicle becomes blocked.
This blockage is caused by skin cells that are exfoliated but not completely removed from the skin.
The skin cells block the pores and this forms a plug that traps sebum.
This in turn leads to a build up of bacteria and the resultant inflammation of the skin.
There are many more excellent products on the market that can help reduce the incidence of acne in adolescents and adults alike.
The most common treatment is the use of retinoids that are derived from vitamin A.
Retin-A is the most popular of these applications and is a prescription medication but there are other ‘over the counter’ products such as retinol that are also a suitable solution for many people.
These medications work by removing the stickiness in the cell that causes the discarded cells to remain trapped.
By allowing those cells to be freely exfoliated there is no buildup of sebum and a reduction in the incidence of bacteria buildup.
There are other products on the market that assist in unclogging blocked pores by penetrating to the sebaceous matter and some of these products are used in the better quality cleansers.
While you should not expect results overnight you can bring your skin up to a higher level of health by using these cleansers on a regular basis and after a few weeks you should see a reduction in the occurrence of acne whereby the regular use of these products should maintain a healthy and blemish free skin.