It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Acne Message Board

Important info to remember

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-20-2005, 09:48 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 35
pink-pajamas HB User
Talking Important info to remember

Here's some info I read on the web and thought I'd post because some of it doesn't get mentioned on these boards much... I think it's important to note that a blemish exists for two to three weeks before it shows up as a pimple. Therefore, any medication or product we use has to be used for at least three weeks before we can really guage the results.

Where it All Begins:
An acne breakout starts in the skin's tiny holes, commonly called pores. It takes about two to three weeks before a blemish shows up on the skin's surface. Deep within each pore is a sebaceous gland that works to produce sebum, an oil that keeps skin soft and moist. As the skin renews itself, old skin cells die and are shed off. Under the best circumstances, this happens evenly and gradually, making way for fresh new skin. But some people shed skin unevenly and as a result, dead cells mix with sebum and clump together to form a sticky plug. This plug traps oil and bacteria inside the pore — the beginning of a blemish. During puberty, hormones accelerate oil-producing sebaceous glands into hyperdrive, putting teen skin at particular risk for acne.

What Not To Do:
• Don't overwash or use harsh scrubs. Acne is not caused by dirt.
• Don't use alcohol-based products. Alcohol strips the top layer of the skin and many astringents contain alcohol which can cause dryness and irritation.
• Beware of sweat. Working out heats up the body, and perspiration makes the skin an even more attractive environment for acne bacteria to grow.
• Don't squeeze or pick. It's important to adopt a strict "hands off" policy when it comes to acne. Picking can lead to more inflammation and permanent scarring.
• Don't let acne define you. Remember that who you are goes beyond the condition of your skin.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
B12 vitamin is important to central nervous system scout316 Anemia 34 02-10-2009 01:34 PM
Important question about Zyprexa and Seroquel Exegesis Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 6 05-11-2007 05:39 AM
very important, possible life threatning answer immediately denise6433 General Health 6 06-12-2006 06:26 AM
How important is this? What do you think? beachgirl01 Back Problems 1 03-14-2006 08:14 AM
Need Answer Right Now! Its Extremely Important!!! denise6433 Pregnancy 32 02-28-2006 11:40 AM
polycythemia???? Info please??? summerbreeze7 Blood and Blood Vessel 6 12-04-2005 10:48 PM
remember the important things everyday Roman77 Lyme Disease 2 08-30-2005 07:36 AM
Started running, need some important info please DarkChange Exercise & Fitness 13 05-24-2005 10:25 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:54 AM.

Site owned and operated by™
© 1998-2018™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!