Journal of Cosmetology & Trichology

ISSN: 2471-9323

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An Overview of Acne


Shanker Kumar*

Acne vulgaris, generally known as acne, is a long-term skin disorder in which dead skin cells and oil from the skin block hair cells. Blackheads or whiteheads, pimples, greasy skin, and scarring are all common symptoms of the condition. It primarily affects skin with a high number of oil glands, which includes the face, upper chest, and back. The ensuing appearance can cause depression, negative self, and, in the worst-case scenario, depression or suicidal thoughts. In 80% of cases, acne susceptibility is primarily inherited. Diet and cigarette smoking appear to play no function in the disease, and neither hygiene nor exposure to sunshine appear to play a role. Androgens, which cause increased sebum production in both sexes, appear to be part of the underlying mechanism. Excessive proliferation of the bacterium Cutibacterium acnes, which is prevalent on the skin, is another common reason.


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