Acne

ACNE How does it happen? Acne occurs when pores in the skin (follicles) get blocked with oil (sebum) which normally drains to the skin surface. Bacteria begin to grow on this blocked sebum. Picture What are the types of acne? White heads : White heads are formed when the trapped sebum and bacteria stay below the skin. They may show up as tiny white spots on the skin. Black heads Bacteria and sebum trapped within the hair follicle opens on to the surface. As this contains melanin (the skin pigment) it oxidizes and turns black...


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