Have you ever dressed up for that perfect dinner in that gorgeous chiffon, embroidered dress and those sleek stilettos, to only have it ruined by that new bleb which decided to pop up right on your nose? Have you spent days mixing turmeric, aloe, tomatoes and papaya in the right proportions using different recipes just to find the perfect pimple remedy? Have you ever been told to keep washing your face a trillion times a day in order to keep it ‘clean’ and avoid those red inflamed enemies? Then you my dear friend, are suffering from what millions of people are suffering from out there, a condition that gets teenagers nervous and elegant women fidgety - You are suffering from acne.
Have no fear though, do take solace in the fact that you are not alone. Acne is simply the product of hormones stimulating the sebaceous glands to make more sebum. Pores become clogged if there is too much sebum and too many dead skin cells and very soon bacteria (especially one called Propionibacterium acnes) can then get trapped inside the pores and multiply there. That being said, it’s certain that we can’t prevent acne but we most definitely can keep it under control.
Fortunately, thanks to modern medicine we are able to help many of them to improve upon their skin, keep the acne under control and more importantly, regain their confidence. The discovery of medical treatments, chemical peels and laser treatments have proved a boon to the world of Dermatology.