Acne occurs when pores on the surface of the skin become clogged.
Each pore has a follicle,which contains an oil (sebaceous) gland.
In healthy skin, the oil glands produce the right amount of sebum to help lubricate the skin and the dead skin cells are naturally shed off and replaced with new ones.
In acne however, the sebaceous glands produce excess sebum ,the dead skin cells around the follicles do not shed properly, and the result is that the follicles become clogged with white heads, which turn into blackheads as they reach the surface and become oxidized then if the bacteria are present into spots.
Adult acne occurs more often after the age of 25, it appears on chin, jawline, around the mouth and back.
CAUSES OF ADULT ACNE:
Hair products, skincare products and makeup( wrong topicals).
Polycystic ovary syndrome.
HOW CAN I PREVENT BREAKOUTS?Like most things in life, acne is not always completely in one’s control. There are however, some key tips we offer to help prevent and they include the following;
Limit makeup , avoid sun exposure , avoid oily food , always choose the right skincare products and avoid popping pimples.
FOR SEVERE CASES PLEASE VISIT A DERMATOLOGIST.