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What is acne? AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT? Acne occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged with OIL, DEAD SKIN, and BACTERIA. In the USA, ACNE is affecting 60 million Americans 20 million of these will have ACNE SCARS You're not alone 85% of ALL PEOPLE have acne at some point in their lives. Types NORMAL SKIN BLACKHEAD WHITEHEAD Opens to the surface and turns black, Stays below the skin surface. Hair Skin surface Sebum Follicle Sebaceous gland PAPULE PUSTULE CYST/NODULE Known as 'pimple'. Small, inflamed, pink bump. Inflamed painful pimples deep in the skin. Red (inflamed) with puss on top. Hormones Hormonal activity such as puberty or menstrual cycles may cause acne. Diet Stress A highly glycemic diet is associated with worsening acne. Research indicates that "increased acne severity" is associated with increased stress levels. Causes Genes Infection Some people are more likely than others to get acne due to their genes. Some bacterium species are widely believed to cause acne. What people do about acne 40% People who are waiting for acne to disappear by itself are risking PERMANENT SCARS. do nothing 30% Early TREATMENT CAN will use an over the counter medication PREVENT those marks. 20% will go to a dermatologist 10% will see a physician 4 steps to clear skin DON'T POP OR SQUEEZE YOUR ZITS EXFOLIATE, STEAM AND DEEP CLEAN You'll risk scars or spreading the infection. YOUR SKIN 3 It's important to cleanse your skin so you can clear out your pores. Consider a baking soda scrub. EAT HEALTHY FOODS Try adding in Brazil nuts, almonds, bell peppers, oysters, fish, beans, poultry, lamb, pumpkin seeds, squash, peanuts, sweet potatoes, carrots, mangoes, eggs, leafy greens. DON'T WAIT IT OUT Proactively do something about your acne breakout. Start with home remedies or over the counter medication. In severe cases, see a physician. Stay away from high-glycemic foods such as bread, rice, potatoes, bananas, corn and peas. SOURCES BES Skincare

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