Acne occurs most frequently during adolescence. Between the ages of 10 and 19, the sebaceous glands increase their secretion. The gland ducts become blocked by oil and dead skin cells, causing inflammation and attracting bacteria. Acne can affect people of all ages, men as well as women. In women, acne outbreaks are common during the onset of the menstrual cycle.
The most common infectious agents causing acne are staph, strep, and Candid albicans. White blood cells fight off infections, causing inflammation or swelling. Pimples form on the face, back, and shoulders. Constant skin eruptions can cause scars.
Stress, poor diet, hormonal imbalances and food allergies can also cause acne. When the liver and kidneys are overloaded and no longer eliminate sufficiently, the body eliminates toxins through the skin.
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If you are aware of any health problem which may compromise your general health, it is important to seek treatment. A Health and Wellness Counselor may help you, to bring you back in balance and to good health through, detoxing, healthy eating and living, create a proper diet suited for your condition, advise natural remedies, herbs, wholefood supplements and organic cosmetics.
Barbara is a qualified nutritionist offering Health, Nutrition & Lifestyle Counseling. She gives Healthy weight loss advice and promotes the Mediterranean diet. She is the author of the Med Life Diet - creating healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life !