Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Acne- All You Ever Wanted To Know About It

It’s quite an unsightly scene to wake up one fine morning and see a plum pimple on your cheek. It may fade away in a few days but it can also stay to infect the other areas of your face.

Acne is the most common of all skin disorders and all women have faced it and some or the other points in their lives. If you are in your teens, then it is as normal as can be. Teenage years are when the hormones are most active thus making the skin prone to acne. However, its not permanent and correcting them can just be a step away. Pregnant ladies also find its appearance. But following an effective anti-aging treatment can set things right for you.

Acne is a popular name that refers to a number of skin disorders, not just pimples. The term ‘acne’ includes inflammations, whiteheads and blackheads too. These inflammations are usually hormonal in nature. Therefore, you just need to stabilize your hormones using medication or natural means. Try the all new iS Clinical Active Serum that is specially formulated to repair damaged skin cells and stimulate the production of collagen.

Types of Acne

Unlike popular belief, acne is not just the pimples but is a blanket term to cover numerous other skin disorders. There are different types of acne and each type requires customized treatment. Acne comes in two basic types:

Non-Inflammatory Acne

Non-inflammatory acne is when its in the preliminary stages and has not blown up fully. It just needs some bacteria infection to evolve into pimples and other inflammations. It is further classified into whiteheads and blackheads.

If the hair follicles shows its head and the surface has rough black-dotted points, then it is referred to as a blackhead. In cases where the hair follicle does not appear at the surface of acne prone area but looks swollen with a white tip, then it’s a whitehead.

Inflammatory Acne

This is what you call a full-blown acne. It is further classified into:
• Papule: Papules are the small pink bumps on the skin. They are actually in between the non-inflammatory and inflammatory stages of the acne.
• Pustules: Pustules are noticeable inflammations that are red in color and filled with pus.
• Nodules: Nodules are a more painful version of pustules. They can stay for months over and if you pluck it they leave behind scars on your face.

Often, acne can be a result of hormonal imbalances rather than skin disorders. Therefore it is very essential that you take adequate measures to rectify it. The Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. Systems are specially formulated to treat the primary causes of acne and clear skin quickly and maintain a clear, healthy complexion. There are three products in the CLENZIderm M.D. Acne Therapeutic Systems that work together to provide optimal results.

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