Acne Conglobata- explained

What is Acne?

When I started this article my knowledge of acne was limited, to me acne was just a skin disease.  Of course, I have heard about it loads of times and read about it in various books.  I always just assumed it was just something akin to pimples.  But I never quite understood it nor did I exactly know how it looked like.

Now I know that pimples are only part of the deal.

If you’re reading this, it means that either you’re extremely bored and happened to stumble across this or you’re doing some research and want to know more about acne conglobata too.  Let me share with you what I know in a simple way that everyone would understand.

Acne is made up of these tiny red irritations in the skin that may vary from the different types- pustules, papules, blackheads, whiteheads, nodules, cysts, and milia.  It occurs when your pores get clogged and bacteria grows, therefore causing an infection.

Acne is very common.  Acne Vulgaris {“common acne”} is the most common type of acne.  Although acne may affect people of all ages, 3 out of 4 people in their teens will experience acne conglobata at one point or another.  Acne is common among teens most due to all the hormonal changes in their body that occurs during puberty.  These hormones sometimes cause your pores to get plugged more often.

Statistics show that heredity may also play a part in acne formation.

Although acne affects both sexes equally, men are known to have more severe long-lasting acne because they tend to produce more of the hormones that stimulate acne formation.

Although very common, acne can affect not only the physical aspects of a person’s life, but also the mental, social, and emotional aspects as it often causes embarrassment and low esteem.