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If you’re among the 50 million people
living in the United States with acne, every day may feel like it’s dedicated
to acne awareness, but June is still reserved as a time to shine a light on a
subject by creating awareness for, and laying out the real facts behind, acne
and how to treat it.
Acne is attributed mostly to a hormonal
imbalance, which can affect the function of the sebaceous glands, whose job it
is to create sebum, or oil. This oil travels along the pore to hydrate and
protect the skin on the surface. When too much sebum becomes clogged within a
pore and pairs with dead skin cells from the surface, bacteria known as P.
acnes forms, triggering an inflammatory response from the body. This process is
known as the acne cascade, and usually results in red, swollen bumps known as
pimples, a symptom of acne.
Acne is the most common skin condition in
the United States, and can affect anyone regardless of age, race, or sex, which
is why it’s so important to break down the stigmas and paradigms that say we
should be embarrassed about our skin condition. When people aren’t talking,
people aren’t learning, which only creates a cycle in which nothing changes.
Here at AcnEase, it is our mission to support those with acne and to get the
word out to as many people as possible by offering our readers the facts behind
those facial blemishes, and how you can look to natural methods of treatment to
find real, lasting relief from your condition, one day at a time, no matter
how mild or severe your acne symptoms may be.
With so much information out there, we
know how overwhelming it can be to figure out what would be best for you, which
is why we created this list of some of our favorite articles in honor of Acne
Awareness Month 2017, to help you stay informed, and maybe even teach you a
helpful trick or two in the process!
Did we miss anything? Have any favorite
AcnEase articles you don’t see here on the list? Tell us about it in the