Acne occurs when the pores of your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria. Each pore of your skin is the opening to a follicle. The follicle is made up of a hair and a sebaceous (oil) gland. The oil gland releases sebum (oil), which travels up the hair, out of the pore, and onto your skin.
Where does acne appear and why?
Acne typically appears on your face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders because these areas of skin have the most oil (sebaceous) glands. Hair follicles are connected to oil glands. The follicle wall may bulge and produce a whitehead. Or the plug may be open to the surface and darken, causing a blackhead.
What are pimples trying to tell you?
You can use this theory to do some detective work on your breakouts. Forehead: Pimples here are usually linked to the digestive system, and may indicate that youre having a hard time breaking down certain foods. It may also indicate liver problems (too many toxins), stress, or an irregular sleep schedule.
What can pimples cause?
Many things may cause pimples, such as hormones, stress, genetics, and diet. Some medications may even trigger breakouts. At their best, pimples are annoying. At their worst, they may cause permanent scarring, serious anxiety, or depression.
How long the acne will last?
Acne commonly starts during puberty between the ages of 10 and 13 and tends to be worse in people with oily skin. Teenage acne usually lasts for five to 10 years, normally going away during the early 20s. It occurs in both sexes, although teenage boys tend to have the most severe cases.