What is acne? Is it different from pimples?

Acne is a skin problem wherein the sebaceous glands get over activated and secretes oily substances. Our face has the maximum number of “sebaceous” glands in our body. That’s why pimples are more in a person’s face than in any other part of the body. Shoulders and chest are other parts, which could also be affected.

Acne leaves a spot, which may sometimes be permanent or may heal after some time. There are lots of medications available in the market for acne. It is advised to clean your face regularly as the oily substance along with dirt could create more problems. Do not scratch or squeeze the acne as it might make the problem worse. While using shampoo, try to cover the face, as chemicals in the shampoo could irritate the acne. Don’t touch the acne regularly.

Acne is less during summer than in winter, as the skin gets some sunshine, which helps the skin. It could take weeks, months for a small pimple to vanish. The main cause of acne is still unknown, but you can find lots of products in the market and on the Internet. Acne affects nearly three-quarters of the teenage population.

Acne could be due to hormonal changes, bacteria or hereditary. Acne due to hormonal change is the main factor among the teens. The hormones get over activated and produce more acne. Acne is the medical name of pimples; they both are one and the same.