The different faces of acne nodules, black buttons, white, red ... Acne can take different forms. Clumsy, awkward or even disabling, acne appears mostly in adolescence and then tends to disappear.
The origin of acne- The pilosebaceous follicles are at the root of hair and sebaceous glands. The function of these is to secrete sebum (protective fluid in the skin) under the influence of male hormones (androgens). But sometimes the sebaceous glands overreact to hormones and produce too much sebum. Result, the skin is too oily, especially in the nose, forehead and scalp.
Meanwhile, the follicle cells of the pilosebaceous (normally renewed and disposed on the surface of the skin) begin to proliferate, to block the opening of the follicle and the canal of the sebaceous gland. Sebum, already produced in excess and who can not evacuate, forms what is called the black button (open comedo) or white point (closed comedo or microcysts). This process corresponds to acne retentional.
Acne retentional- This form of acne is characterized by the presence of many comedones localized on the nose, cheeks, forehead, and sometimes on the shoulders, flags ears. Unlike white dots, the black buttons are easily visible.
Acne or inflammatory- Once trained, the blackheads become inflamed, caused mainly by the presence of bacteria in the pilosebaceous follicle. Occur when the buttons or red papules and red pimples with whiteheads or pustules. Papules and pustules coexist on the face, chest and shoulders.
Acne polymorphic- This type of acne characterized people who have both forms of acne described above: retentional acne and inflammatory acne. This is the most common form. In other words, people who have acne tend to have black buttons, white spots, red pimples and pustules.
Besides these traditional forms of acne, there are two major forms (nodular acne and acne conglobata) characterized by the formation of nodules (large buttons hard under the skin) or abscesses. These types of acne often leave scars.
And lastly, acne fulminates, very rare, progressing to ulcers. Requires consulting a dermatologist to develop appropriate treatment, although acne naturally tends to disappear before the age of 20 years.
The less you eat fruits and vegetables, were more acne ... Some foods can they prevent acne? Conversely, consumption of certain other foods can it help acne? Until now, the answer was negative, no food has any connection with acne. Balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables Balanced diet: what are the ideal proportions? Be careful not to miss vitamin B12!
In conclusion, people with acne have the most unbalanced diets than others. The fact that fruits and vegetables are heavily involved in the food and acne relationship suggests that the mechanism through inflammation. In fact, acne is an inflammatory local phenomenon. Meanwhile, fruits and vegetables are known to reduce inflammatory reactions. In practice, it is recommended that youth adopt a balanced diet. It can be a very valid argument to encourage teens to eat more fruits and vegetables, and limit snacking ...
We can remember that acne is a skin disease that, according to its intensity and discomfort.
By adrianna smith
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