Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people OF ALL AGES.
Acne scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall. Shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly. But if there is a deep break in the wall of the pore, infected material can spill out into surrounding tissue, creating deeper lesions. The skin attempts to repair these lesions by forming new collagen fibers. These repairs usually aren’t as smooth and flawless as the original skin.
Why treat acne scarring?
Physical, emotional and social reasons for treating acne scars include:
- Improved appearance
- Enhanced Self Esteem
- Better Skin Health
Large Open Pores
SKIN is the largest organ of the body. It contains millions of pores, even if most of them are not visible to the human eye. All of these pores are open, allowing the skin to “breathe.” Each pore contains a hair follicle. Each pore also contains sebaceous (oil) glands that make an oil called sebum.The sebaceous glands are most abundant in the pores on your face, back, chest, and groin.HORMONES play a role in stimulating these glands in order to produce more abundant quantities of sebum. That’s why the pores on your face, most specifically those on your nose, forehead, and cheeks, may appear larger than they do on other areas of your body.Any skin type, whether it’s oily, normal, or dry, can take on the appearance of having large, open pores. These may give your skin a dull appearance, particularly if they’re clogged with dirt, bacteria, oil, or dead skin cells
Hyper pigmentation occurs when the skin produces more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. This can make spots or patches of skin appear darker than surrounding areas.Hyper pigmentation is a common skin condition. It affects people of all skin types.Some forms of hyper pigmentation, including melasma and sun spots, are more likely to affect areas of skin that face sun exposure, including the face, arms, and leg. Having extra pigment in some areas of skin is usually harmless but can sometimes indicate another medical condition.
Dark circles under the lower eyelids are common in men and women. Often accompanied by bags, dark circles can make you appear older than you are. To make matters worse, they can be difficult to get rid of.
Though they can affect anyone, dark circles are most common in people who:
- are elderly
- have a genetic predisposition to this condition are from non-white ethnic groups (darker skin tones are more prone to hyper pigmentation around the eye area)
Wrinkles are creases, folds, or ridges in the skin. They normally appear as people get older, but they can also develop after spending a long time in water.The first wrinkles to appear on a person’s face tend to occur as a result of facial expressions. Sun damage, smoking, dehydration, some medications, and environmental and genetic factors affect when and where people will develop wrinkles.
Dull And Uneventone Skin
A more general dull, uneven skin tone with a rough texture, visible pores, and fine lines can be caused by a combination of skin fatigue, everyday pollutants, poor nutrition, yo-yo dieting, stress, smoking, alcohol, inadequate sleep and lack of exercise.
Excess Facial Hair
Excessive or unwanted hair that grows on a woman’s body and face is the result of a condition called hirsutism. All women have facial and body hair, but the hair is usually very fine and light in color. Women develop excessive body or facial hair due to higher-than-normal levels of androgens, including testosterone. All females produce androgens, but the levels typically remain low. Certain medical conditions can cause a woman to produce too many androgens. This can cause male-pattern hair growth and other male characteristics, such as a deep voice.
Early Signs Of Aging
We know that the skin is constantly aging daily yet we only think about it when the signs of aging appear. Aging is a natural process during which the skin’s cell renewal process and collagen production slow down, weakening the internal support structure and natural protection barrier of the skin. This deterioration of the skin’s processes, when combined with environmental and lifestyle factors, like pollution, can cause the signs of aging to appear prematurely.
- Aging causes a natural deterioration of our skin’s processes, and can lead to the signs of aging.
- But the signs of aging don’t appear out of nowhere. Even before they become visible on the outside, they are already affecting the skin deep inside. This happens in as early as our 20s.
Double chin, also known as submental fat, is a common condition that occurs when a layer of fat forms below your chin. A double chin is often associated with weight gain, but you don’t have to be overweight to have one. Genetics or looser skin resulting from aging may also cause a double chin.