Are you or a member of your family living with acne? Well you’re not alone. Acne affects up to 50 million people in the United States annually. Problems associated with acne can include scarring, low self-esteem and even depression.
What is Acne Vulgaris?
Acne Vulgaris is the most common cutaneous disorder affecting adolescents and young adults. Acne tends to resolve in the third decade, but it may persist in adulthood. Acne Vulgaris is a disease of sebaceous follicles.
Acne Vulgaris Factors
• Follicular hyper keratinization
• Increased sebum production
• Propionibacterium acnes within the follicle
Types of Acne Lesions
• Closed comedo (a whitehead)
• Open comedo (a blackhead)
• Inflammatory lesion or nodule
Diet, Management and Acne Misconceptions
The potential role for diet in acne is controversial;
Acne is not a result of poor hygiene. Constant washing doesn’t’t improve acne. In fact, scrubbing dries and irritates skin further.