Essay about Acne: Acne Vulgaris

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Acne is a phrase for over production of oil. There is actually two types of acne, Acne vulgaris, or common acne. Common acne is usually located on the face or shoulders. The symptoms could be any of the following:
Crusting of skin bumps
Cysts
Papules (They are small red bumps)
Pustules
Redness around the skin eruptions
Scarring of the skin
Whiteheads
Teenagers are affected the most by acne, but acne can also affect adults between the ages of 20 to 40. After age 40, acne may lessen because of lower levels of hormones. It has been estimated 80% of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 have acne outbreaks at some point. Acne is a genetic disease that is not biased to age, race, or color. What was once thought of as a teenage problem is now understood to effect all ages, from the very young to the senior population, and all ages in between. The person with acne, through a genetic accident has a defect in the structure and working of the skin that makes the pores work differently than their clear skin. So now we know that while some teens are able to finally grow out of the acne phase, others are in a constant fight with this disease at many times throughout their life. Acne is usually treated by dermatologists (They are doctors who specialize in skin problems). Dermatologists treat all kinds of acne, particularly severe cases. Treatment tries to:
Heal pimples
Stop new pimples from forming
Prevent scarring
Help reduce the embarrassment of having acne
Early treatment is the best way to prevent scars. Your doctor may suggest over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription drugs. Some acne medicines are put right on the skin. Other medicines are pills that you swallow. The doctor may tell you to use more than one medicine. It is important that you should take good care of your skin, here are some ways to help:
Here are some ways to care for skin if you have acne:
Clean skin gently. Use a mild cleanser in the morning, evening, and after heavy workouts. Scrubbing the skin…