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What Are the Common Misconceptions About Acne and Its Skin Treatment?

Jul 25, 2008
There are a lot of misconceptions about acne as well as the skin treatment associated with it. Because of this, a lot of people actually worsen their acne thus leading to bigger problems. These misconceptions are the results of hearsays from unreliable sources like friends and family who are not really adept in treating acne skin conditions. This article aims to correct these mistakes in order to avoid further problems and to provide guidance to acne sufferers worldwide.

When you hear the word acne, you will instantly associate it with pimples. This misconception has led a lot of people into thinking they do not have acne since they do not have pimple outbreaks on their skin. In reality, acne has four symptoms associated with it. If you have one of these symptoms, you are definitely an acne sufferer.

The first symptom of acne is the presence of blackheads. These tiny and dark colored pores are thought to be derived from dirt but in reality, the dark color comes from the oxidation of the skin pigment when the pore opens. Blackheads are commonly found in people who tend to have oily skin because their pores are always open thus inviting more oxidation of the skin pigment.

Whiteheads are the second symptom of acne and they are very similar to blackheads. They are colored white because the oxidation process of the skin pigment has not been realized. This is due to the fact that the pore of the skin is closed when it starts to produce oil. Whiteheads are known to be the trapped and hardened oil under the skin.

The third and fourth symptoms of acne are the commonly known pimples. There are actually two kinds of pimples. The first one is the pustules which are characterized by the puss-filled small spots. They form a balloon-like or volcano-like shape which is filled with either a white or yellow puss as they begin to heal. These are known as the small pimples showing up on one's face.

The second kind of pimples and the fourth symptom of acne are the nodules which are very painful large lumps that burrow deep down on the skin. These do not contain puss inside but they usually manifest on the skin in groups. Nodules are commonly observed in people with severe acne problems.

As you can see, with these four symptoms in mind, you can definitely determine if you have acne or not even without consulting a professional expert, the dermatologist. If your skin manifest one of these symptoms, then it's time to treat them. You should also know the common mistakes of people when they're treating their acne to avoid complications.

The most important thing you have to remember is to never squeeze or pick your pimples because doing this will only lead to unsightly acne scars. Do not also use cleansers, toners, and moisturizers that contain uneven particles or scrubs, harmful exfoliating ingredients, drying alcohols, and animal oils that will clog pores. There are specific products especially formulated for skin with acne. If you want to be sure about the products you use, it always best to consult a dermatologist for the suitable acne skin care products that is safe and effective.
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Skincare, acne and health expert. I also have been building a variety of websites for the last 3 years.

Julia Elorriaga LastSkinCare.com

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