Basic Truths about Acne: Facts and Myths Explained

Pimples and acne are most common in teenagers as an explicit sign of entering adolescence. It generally occurs when the oil glands excessively secrete sebum or oily substance coming from the body and blocks the pores. Pimples can leave permanent marks on the area where they surface and affect a person’s self confidence. There’s no clear-cut reason to explain the materialization of pimples, but stress, poor hygiene, junk food, cosmetics, hormones, and puberty are considered to be the main source.

The nose, neck, back and shoulders are the most common areas of the body where pimples become apparent. And when they do, it can definitely affect one’s self-esteem. Tempting as it may be, improper pimple removal can actually do more harm than good.

If you are tired of constantly popping localized pimple breakouts and can’t take the pain, here’s an infographic by SkinCell, a dermatology clinic in Manila, that tackles the basic truths about acne as well as interesting facts that you would want to know.


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