Connector January 2024

CONNECTOR.AE 34 CONNECTOR.AE 35 Health and Wellness Health and Wellness Acne: Causes, Treatment, Remedies In today’s modern lifestyle, acne has become a prevalent skin condition. It occurs as pimples on the face, forehead, chest, shoulders, and upper back, from clogged pores when hair follicles get blocked with oil and dead skin cells. While acne is common, its intensity varies among individuals. Although most common among teenagers, it can affect people of all ages. This article will delve into the causes, types, treatments, and other aspects of acne. What Causes Acne Acne occurs when your skin’s tiny tubes holding your hair, called hair follicles, get blocked. This blockage is caused by too much oil (sebum), bacteria, and dead skin cells. These follicles have glands that release these substances. Although it’s mostly about having too much oil, bacteria, and dead skin on your face, certain things can trigger these issues in the first place. What Triggers Acne Acne occurs when hair follicles and sebum get clogged in your skin. But certain things trigger it in the first place causing acne to act up in your body. 1. Wearing tight clothes, hats, or sports helmets. 2. Air pollution and humid weather. 3. Using oily or greasy products. 4. Stress (which makes a hormone called cortisol). 5. Some medications containing corticosteroids, testosterone or lithium 6. Poor sleep, high sugar diet, smoking, 7. Picking at your acne can make it worse. Types Of Acne Acne might seem common, but the kinds vary. Some are mild, while others are severe and can leave marks on your face. Some types of acne are as follows: - Fungal Acne: This occurs due to yeast accumulation in hair follicles, causing itchiness and inflammation. Adding to this, Dr. Fariha Anwar, an Aesthetics Doctor at Euromed Clinic Dubai says, “In terms of food, you should avoid certain carbohydrates and dairy as both cause an increase in hormones that can trigger excess sebum production. Instead, choose to consume omega-3 fatty acids that can help fight inflammation and are rich in zinc - an antiinflammatory that not only reduces levels of the bacteria that causes acne (Cutibacterium acnes) but decreases oil production. In terms of skincare, choose products that are ‘noncomedogenic’ as these do not clog the pores.”