when the hair follicle pores become blocked. The oil called sebum
builds up inside the pore and becomes infected with bacteria. When
the infection remains under the skin surface, it develops into a
whitehead. When the infection partly reaches the surface and changes
color, it develops into a blackhead.
just try to eliminate sebum from my body?
No. When it isn't blocked
in your pores, sebum helps keep your skin healthy.
Why does acne
usually start at puberty?
No one knows
for certain. What is known is that the sebaceous glands that produce
sebum get much larger at puberty than they were before.
Why does the
skin around a pimple turn red?
is caused by the body's inflammatory response. Inflammation is a
sign that your immune system is working to fight an infection. However,
the inflammatory response doesn't always work perfectly, and can
even be the cause of scarring.
If my skin
turns red, does that mean that I'm going to have scars?
Even when there will be no permanent scar, the aftereffects of the
inflammatory response can leave the skin red for months, sometimes
for more than a year.
are free radicals?
are byproducts of oxidation in your body. We all need oxidation
to occur as part of our life process, but there is concern that
the buildup of unrecycled free radicals contributes to many conditions,
including skin damage.
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