Getting pimples on face in routine can be very irritating and frustrating. But before getting behind any problem we need to first understand its base and get into the depth of its root cause. Firstly, we need to understand why a pimple happens, how it happens and who is more exposed towards it?
Almost all of us have at least once dealt with acne and pimples on face in our life. We have explored it in depth and summed here for you the most relevant question surrounding the acne/pimples and its root analysis.
What is a pimple?
Pimples are result of over production of oils & build-up of harmful bacteria over the skin. Now to understand this phenomenon you need to dig deep inside your skin. Under your skin, your pores are connected to oil producing glands.
This oily substance produced under the skin is known as sebum. Now follicle, as we all know is a think hair that grows out to the skin surface, this follicle connects glands & skin pores. When there is extra production of sebum accompanied with dead skin cells they form a clog in the follicle. This clog results in accumulation of bacteria which gives birth to a pimple.
Skin parts that are more exposed to direct air, sun light and sweat is more prone to pimples/acne as they have large amount of such oil glands like- face, neck, back, shoulders.
Is Acne and Pimples the same thing ?
The answer is NO. Acne is a skin disease affecting the skin follicles & oil glands, whereas pimples are one of its symptoms.
What mainly causes acne?
Exact cause for acne is not easy to identify but we have enlisted certain triggers of acne-
- Hormonal changes- this is the main cause of acne in almost all teenagers (puberty and menstrual cycle).
- High humidity- Humid areas or rainy season is bound to leave your skin with more oiliness and results in promoting skin acne.
- Medications- Certain medicines contain chemical substances like anabolic steroids etc.
- Cosmetics & other harmful chemicals- Over use of Cosmetics and routine chemical is one of the main contributor to pimples. They contain chemicals like Parabens, Silicones, Sulphates, Steroids, Petro chemicals etc that may harm your skin and block the sebum glands.
Why is my skin more prone to acne?
Well, you need to analyse your skin type properly keeping the above causes in mind. Sometimes not being an oily skin career does not mean that you will not get pimples. There are many factors associated apart from being oily skin. Your diet, climatic conditions also results in more oil production by skin. More oil means more clogged pores and more bacteria formation on the skin resulting irritation that finally pops up into pimples.
So now that you have done the root cause analysis of your pimples and acne issues, are you ready to fight?