You seem to have oily skin. Due to the clogging of skin pores, there is accumulation of dead cells which leads to the formation of pimples and acne. Oily skin is a condition that develops due to overactive sebaceous glands, producing abundance of sebum. Hence, the shine.

Apart from acne and pimples, those with oily skin will have dull and coarse skin. The skin may look dirty and not cared for. There can be blackheads and whiteheads too.

It is not your fault. It is good to take care of your skin and follow a thorough skin care regimen on a daily basis. Those with oily skin need to take care of it more. Having oily skin can be hereditary or one may acquire it over time. Lifestyle, hormone imbalance, use of too many cosmetics, birth control pills and hot and humid weather can be held responsible for having an oily skin type.

This is the age when children undergo hormonal imbalances. That is one of the reasons for an acne breakout. Start taking care of her skin from now to prevent damage later.

No, it is not. Using a scrub or drying the skin are not reasons for an acne breakout. It is a wrong belief. Rather, you need to keep the pores clean to prevent pimples and acne from occurring.

Wrong information about acne sort of aggravates the problem in many and it is the wrong notions, that lead us into doing things which we should not be doing when we have oily skin; prone to acne and pimples. These are:

  • Eating chocolates or fried food does not cause oily skin.

  • Blackheads /Acne are not caused by dirt.

  • Facial oils do not stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more oil.

  • Scrubbing and drying your skin will not clear up acne.

  • Acne is not caused by letting your hair rest on your forehead.

  • Acne is not intensified by sun exposure.

This is natural. The body undergoes many hormonal changes during this period and that is why there is a flare-up of spots.

  • Picking and squeezing the spots may cause further inflammation and scarring.

  • Sweating heavily or humid conditions may make acne worse. For example, doing regular heat-inducing work in the kitchen. The extra sweat possibly contributes to blocking pores.

  • Dirt and unhealthy skin can aggravate acne by clogging your skin pores.

  • Propioni-bacterium acnes, a bacterium, reside naturally on the skin and uses sebum as a growth nutrient. They multiply when there is excess sebum production (oily skin) seen during puberty and in those with acne.

  • Stress or illness can aggravate acne.

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