What Causes Acne?

May 23, 2016 1 min read 0 Comments

by: Tracy Ming


There are four main factors that causes acne:

  • Sebaceous production
  • Dead skin cells
  • Clogged pores
  • Bacteria

The hair follicles are attached to sebaceous glands ( oil glands). The oily substance is known as Sebum, which moves through the hair shafts to allow oil to your hair or skin, which causes inflammation and then causes a hurtful red spot with white liquid inside best known as pimples.  

When our body produces too much sebum and dead skin cells, 1 out of the 2 will build up in the hair follicles. They produce a soft plug, where bacteria's can travel through. If the pore turns out to be dirty with bacteria's, there will be inflammation in the process.

The clogged pores might set off the hair follicle wall to expand with inflammation and develop whitehead. If not, the block shed possibly will cause a blackhead if the wound is exposed to the surface area which may darken. Eventually, the pore is filled with bacteria and oil, that turns brownish when it is to the surface.  

An ice peak shape with white tips poking out known as Pimple, this is caused if the hair follicles turn out to be blocked with inflammation or is infected. When the pore is blocked by inflammation inside the follicles, will create hard lumps underneath the skin.