Are you someone who suffers from acne, occasional or chronic? If so, the dermatologists at Azeal Dermatology Institute are here to help. Whether you’re old, young, male or female, just about all of us suffer from acne at some point in our lives. Although acne is practically synonymous with the teenage years we all remember vividly, thanks to a surge of hormones, many people suffer from chronic breakouts even after their teenage years are over. A huge percentage of adults battle acne for years of their life, even well into their 50s.

Why does acne occur?

There are many different types of acne, and all different types of acne are influenced by different things. The most common type of acne is acne caused by hormone levels. Changing hormones will cause your skin glands to make more sebum (oil). This oil is released from the skin pores to protect the skin and keep it moist. However, acne starts to form. Acne begins when dead skin cells and oils mix and clogs the skin’s pores. Once clogged, bacteria can grow, which causes the swelling, pus and redness – what we know all too well as a pimple.

Treatment at home can help reduce the amount of acne flare-ups.

  • Gently wash the affected skin up to two times daily with water.
  • Never squeeze the pimples. If you squeeze them, often times this action will lead to an infection, worsened acne and scars.
  • Use a moisturizer to keep your skin from drying. Shop for one with a dermatologist here at Azeal.
  • Use a dermatologist recommended acne treatment at home.

To better understand why your skin is developing acne and to have a healthy skin regime designed just for you, schedule an appointment with one of our qualified dermatologists.