If you’re suffering from acne then you are certainly not alone, as this inflammatory skin condition affects the majority of adults at some point in their lives. Tell-tale signs of active acne are raised spots and pimples on the skin’s surface, which can either be filled with fluid or hard lumps, and are most common on the face, chest, back and neck.
The bumps can become inflamed, red, and painful. Acne is not dangerous but if left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to the skin known as acne scarring. Not only is acne an uncomfortable skin condition to live with, but it can also impact our self-esteem and quality of life.
So what causes active acne? Acne is a skin condition involving the oil glands at the base of the hair follicles. With an acne breakout, bacteria obstructs the sebaceous glands that produce oil, making them enlarge and produce inflamed spots and cysts
There are many reasons for acne flare ups, including genetics, hormones, anxiety, stress, squeezing pimples and skincare routines. Warm climates can also be a factor as our bodies naturally produce more sweat, heat and oil, leading to more breakouts.
If you’re looking for an effective way to treat active acne, then our SkinSpaceUK clinics are on hand with a range of solutions, tailored to meet your individual needs.