Feeling confident in your appearance is very difficult when you’re plagued by acne breakouts. Not only is your facial skin marred by blemishes and scars, but the condition has a heavy impact on your self-esteem.
What Causes Acne?
There are four main factors that contribute to the formation of acne:
- Excess sebum (oil) production
- Hair follicles clogged with oil or dead skin cells
- Increased hormonal activity
When these factors come into play in your skin, it triggers redness and inflammation. You can feel the formation of the blemishes before they ever make it to the surface of the skin, then leading to a bump that is painful to the touch. Just like it does with all forms of infection, this is your body’s way of attempting to shed the infection, so it can leave your body.