Pimples (Acne) are the visible end results of hormonal, bacterial and inflammatory disturbances.
The inflammation produces pimples or deeper lumps such as cysts or nodules. It involves the face, back and chest, and is characterised by the presence of black heads with papules and pustules, as well as cysts and scars in more severe cases.
What are the causes of pimples?
Pimples (Acne) are caused by excessive production of oil by the oil forming glands, stimulated by androgens. This excess sebum, mixing with dust and dirt, blocks the skin pores and causes blackheads to form. Some bacteria, normally present in hair roots, begin to increase in number abnormally and cause inflammation.
Will makeup make your acne worse?
While it is true that the creams, oils and greases used in cosmetics can aggravate acne by irritating or blocking pores, if you are concerned and don't want to take a chance, look for products labelled "non-acnegenic" or "non-comedogenic"
What are the types of pimples (Acne)?
There are four main types (Grades) of pimples
What are the factors which can aggravate pimples?
What is the treatment of pimples?
Mild cases respond to topical therapy with benzyl peroxide, while more refractory conditions require treatment with long-term antibiotics or isotretinoin. Alternatively, severe persistent acne may be treated by topical application of retinoids, which are synthetic vitamin A.
What are prevention and control methods for pimples?