Chronic acne though difficult to treat, isn’t impossible. With a few easy-to-use tips, you can learn to work with your chronic acne, and find some relief along your journey toward clear and healthy skin.
Chronic acne is a skin problem that affects people from all age groups across the world. Triggered due to excess androgen in the hormones, it makes the oil glands in the skin of the face, neck, back, shoulders and chest to enlarge and produce more oil (sebum). Bacteria that normally live on the skin surface digest the oil and by-products from this digestion irritate the skin, block the pores and produce blackheads, pimples and cysts.
In most cases, Acne tends to reduce with age, but for some, it could persist and become excessively severe through the years. This condition is referred to as Chronic acne. Now chronic acne can occur due to:
- Excess oil production in your skin
- Inflammation of the hair follicles, irregular skin cell shedding and bacteria build-up
- Medications that triggers the symptoms causing acne
While chronic acne may be difficult to treat, it isn’t impossible. Advancements in the medical world today has opened countless opportunities to fight chronic acne. From off-the-shelf pills and skincare products, acne treatment creams and serum, to laser and acne spot reduction surgeries. But what we’re suggesting here are simple yet effective ways to counter chronic acne. In this 2-part series, we will not only look at ways to control acne, but also explore some of the treatments that are available to combat chronic acne. These are essential tricks and rules to help you work with your chronic acne, and find some relief along your journey towards a clear and healthy skin.
While acne is a common phenomenon that effects people across age groups, by merely altering your lifestyle, chronic acne can surely be contained. Watch out for Part 2 of this blog, where we will touch upon the various available treatments globally to control chronic acne.