5W1H Questions About Acne

What is "acne"?
Acne is an inflammatory condition of the skin. Usually it is seen as bump on the skin.

Who gets acne?
Acne happens to everyone without any exception of gender, race, skin colour and age. However, there is a research that shows, those who have fair skin & women are tend to develop acne throughout their lives more than men and those who have darker skin (thanks to melanin :p)

When does it usually occur?
Commonly, acne may develop during puberty (teenage) because of the hormonal changes. while others tend to suffer acne for most of their adult life due to some health conditions, environment and hormonal issues.

Where does it occur?
Acne most often forms on the face. However, it also can appear on the neck, back, chest, shoulders, and anywhere with high concentration of oil glands.

Why do we get acne?
1. Excess oil production
2. Hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells
3. Bacteria
4. Excess activity of a type of hormone (androgens)

How to prevent it?
Luckily, There are few tips to prevent those irritating acnes!

1. Eat healthy and balance food. It is also suggested to take low glycemic food in your diet.
2. Be aware of cleanliness. Make sure to keep your face clean before sleep and always change your pillow case and bed sheet at least once a week.
3. Moisturize your face. But make sure you have to find the non-clogging or non-comedogenic one. Apply once a day is enough.

Ok now, how to get it off from your face?
Apart from consulting a dermatologist or finding any related products at drugstore, you can use some home remedies to settle it.

1. Ice. Wrap 1 or 2 ice cubes in cloth. Place at the affected area for few seconds. Repeat after a few minutes. You may repeat this procedure as often as you wish.
2. Pure aloe vera gel. Simply apply the aloe Vera gel on the affected area for 15-20 minutes.
3. Cucumber. Crush a cucumber and mix it until you will obtain a paste. Apply it directly on your pimples or on your whole face, as a mask.

But if the condition is worsen, it is better to consult dermatologist.

Sources :
http://www.bestacnetreatment.org/which-ethnicities- races-are- at-a- high-risk- of-acne/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/symptoms- causes/syc-20368047
https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems- and-treatments/acne/features/adult- acne-why- get-it- fight-it#1
https://www.sharecare.com/health/acne-skin- pimples/question/acne-skin- pimples-all- questions