Acne is an inflammatory skin condition that causes spots and pimples, especially on the face, back, neck and chest. Blackheads, whiteheads, papules, and pustules are all types of acne.
Acne generally develops at puberty when sebaceous glands are activated, and progresses with age. There are two kinds of acne- inflammatory and non-inflammatory- which are further divided based on their appearance. Blackheads and whiteheads (comedones) are the best examples of non - inflammatory acne. On the other hand, inflammatory acne includes papules and pustules.
What Causes Acne?
When a hair follicle is clogged with dirt, excess sebum, and dead skin cells, it forms a comedone. The clogged hair follicle becomes a blackhead or a white head.
Further, when a comedone is infected with bacteria, it forms a pimple. Inflammation is skin’s defense mechanism against any external threat- bacteria, accumulated dirt. Redness and swelling around a pimple is a result of inflamed pores.
A closed lesion is a papule that is an inflammatory acne is considered as a moderate type. Another type of acne is pustules which are small bumps on the skin that contain pus. While clogged hair follicles are the main reason of acne there are various other reasons that cause acne. Other possible triggers include:
- Hormonal Changes
- Greasy cosmetics
- External Pollution
- Some medication
How To Get Rid Of Acne?
Before addressing your acne, it is essential to identify your skin type and severity of your acne. Using products particularly suited to your skin type can prevent any further damage and trigger acne. SkinKraft’s customized regimen includes the right set of ingredients suited to your specific skin type.
The products are formulated with high-performance ingredients that are scientifically proven over a period of time to counter acne. They not only act on existing acne but creates a barrier against any aggressors that trigger their further growth and development.