We have all been there – it may be your first day in a new-school, employment meeting, or yes, actually your big wedding day, but this one acne right in the center of your face is totally going to be your worst nightmare.
So, why do we get pimples and just how can we prevent them from sprouting?
According to AsapSCIENCE, everything boils down to our pores. These small hair follicles cover pretty much every inch of the body, containing an an oily substance named sebum. Our pores frequently secret sebum to moisturized our body hair.
However, blockage happens when that hair follicle get clogged-up with dead skin tissues and oils, and that oil could keep moving anywhere. To make things worse, that is when microorganisms come to play.
It may sound ridiculously disgusting, but once a blockage happens, further oil and all that dead skin draws the microorganisms that feast upon it, leading to infection. Then your immune system does its work by delivering blood towards the affected area to combat the infection, but this simply makes everything appear red and inflamedd.
Once the white blood cells which have come to combat the disease die-off, they get confused with whatever excess oils and dead skin tissues were left by the microorganisms and produce the very appealing (frustrating) puss-filled pimple. (I really hope you are not eating at this time.)
It depends on where the obstruction happened, you could end up getting a whitehead (obstruction happens underneath the skin) or blackhead (obstruction happens above the skin). And despite that which you may believe, blackheads are not made of dirt. In fact, it is caused by melanin produced by the dead skin tissues responding with oxygen in the atmosphere.
Pimples may appear at any age, but they truly are more regular in teens because of those ridiculous hormones they’ve got and also because of the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol advances the quantity of inflammation in the body, which then increase the production of those small red lumps, according to AsapSCIENCE. Then stress reduces your immune system, meaning the body cannot combat the microorganisms that’ll lead to infection.
So, what exactly can we do to combat this unpleasant mess?
First, maintain a clean skin to lessen the chance of pore obstructions, which entails periodic exfoliating and everyday cleaning.
But actually even the cleanest individual on the planet may still possess an acne problem. It is because your hormones and your genetics perform a significantly larger part in whether you receive pimples than hygiene does.
But never lose hope because there’s a much more efficient and new acne remedies might be coming on our way anytime soon. Let’s just cross our fingers, shall we?