Category Archives: Acne

ACNE-KNOWLEDGE: The Skin Condition You Thought You Knew

Acne1 is not a life-threatening medical condition. ‘Everyone’ has acne at some point in their lives. But acne-sufferers often face great social and psychological consequences of this common yet often chronic condition. The fact is, acne is a medical condition. Its common variants are referred to by doctors and skin experts by its medical term […]

But tell me, what causes Acne (A. vulgaris)?

Unfortunately, the cause of acne is not fully understood. Though stress can aggravate acne, it does not cause it. Common acne (also known as acne vulgaris) in teenagers starts with an increase in hormone production. During puberty, both boys and girls produce high levels of androgens, the male sex hormones that include testosterone. Testosterone signals the body to make more sebum, the oil […]