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Teen Acne Facial (under 20)

The main cause of acne is due to a hyperproduction of sebum under hormonal influence

How do pimples getthey create ? 
The appearance of a pimple at the level of the follicle is due to an excess of sebum. The latter flows to the surface of the skin which then becomes oilier. The canal can become blocked and the pore clog, leading to the arrival of a blackhead/comedone or a white microcyst.

Acne, what is it?

Acne is a skin disease that most often manifests itself on the face. It is characterized by the appearance of pimples (comedones, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts) developed at the expense of the pilosebaceous follicles. It mainly affects adolescents, but can persist in young adults. Its lasting and unsightly character disturbs the self-image.

How does it arise?

It is a very common skin disease, which first affects adolescents at the time of puberty. Adults, especially women, can also be affected.
Acne is more precisely a disease of the pilosebaceous follicle which consists of a hair to which is attached a sebaceous gland. This gland secretes sebum which is normally very fluid. It flows through the pores. It covers the skin and protects it from aggressions.

Under the influence of hormonal secretions and in particular of androgens (male hormones produced in large quantities in adolescence by the testicles in boys and in small quantities by the ovaries and the adrenal glands in girls), sebum is secreted in large amount (hyperseborrhoea) and it becomes thick.

Superficial skin cells proliferate and clog the pores of the skin.
In this environment rich in fat, a bacterium usually present on the skin, Propionibacterium acnes, multiplies abnormally.
Retention of sebum, inflammation or even infection of the pilosebaceous follicles lead to the appearance of acne lesions of varying severity from one person to another.

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