Acne (Acne Vulgaris)

Acne (acne vulgaris) can be a sign that a person is experiencing puberty. However, not all people with acne must be puberty or adolescence are not necessarily acne. Acne can occur due to hormonal changes and accumulation of fat in the skin tissues that trigger acne. Therefore, the cleanliness of the face should be kept clear of acne.

Those who have stepped puberty usually have experienced acne. In the medical world, acne is known as acne vulgaris, is a chronic inflammation of the pilosebaceous follicles (one of the glands in the skin) are accompanied by a blockage or accumulation of keratin and is characterized by the presence of blackheads, pustules, nodules, and cysts.
Acne usually occurs in men and women who stepped on the onset of puberty, the age group 15-19 years (about 90%). Acne-affected area of ​​the body not only in the face, but also the shoulders, chest, back, and upper arms.

Many factors can cause acne among others? Genetic factors, hormones work?, Dietary factors, the activity of the sebaceous gland itself, the psychological factor, the influence of season, bacterial infection (Propionibacterium acnes), the use of cosmetics, and other chemicals.

In acne, blackheads can also arise (horn material blockage in pilosebaceous unit), papules (closed comedones rupture), pustules (solid formations which had at its peak and ooze pus), nodules (protrusion of the skin larger than papules), and scarring.

Acne treatment can generally be done by washing the face twice a day, avoid excessive use of cosmetics, avoid eating certain foods (nuts, chocolate, oil, butter, etc.), as well as consulting a dermatologist right.