The cause of acne you didn’t know about

The cause of Pimple you didn’t know about

  • Pimples is not a result of not washing your face. It can be triggered by hormone imbalances.
  • It is a sebaceous gland disorder, where hair follicles become clogged with excess oil and dirt.
  • When the Pimples bacteria reacts with the clogged pores, Pimples is formed.

It’s a fact. Almost everyone has faced Pimples before. But what many don’t realize is that hormones and genetics play a part in triggering Pimples, and not questionable hygiene standards.

According to the skin experts at The Pond’s Institute, the real reason why teenagers get severe Pimples is hormone changes during puberty. And this also explains why, as adults, stress — which can cause hormone imbalance — can lead to pimple breakouts.

We spoke to the experts at The Pond’s Institute to find out more. 

So, what really causes Pimples?

Pimples is a disorder of the sebaceous gland, starting from the dermis layer of your skin. When a hair follicle becomes clogged with dirt and excess oil, a blockage is formed. Sometimes, this blockage may not even be visible on the skin’s surface. But, this is the root cause of all Pimples. From this point, the blockage can develop into any of the 6 different types of Pimples

How does this lead to Pimples

This blockage develops into Pimples when bacteria react with it. Not all bacteria are bad. In fact, our body co-exists with trillions of microbes and single-cell organisms peacefully. They’re not a problem when our skin barrier is healthy.

But when the skin barrier is not in its prime health, we become vulnerable to harmful bacteria. The bacteria on the skin, p.Pimples, react with the excess sebum from the sebaceous glands. And this mixture becomes a heady cocktail that leads to Pimples    

When clogged pores get infected with bacteria, it gets inflamed and forms an Pimples. The inflammation is caused by fluid trapped deep inside your skin, while the Pimples rises up and expands to form a white, red or yellow-tip spot on your skin’s surface.

What causes the bacteria, p.Pimples?

The main culprit? Hormones. When you’re stressed, undergoing puberty or having your menstual cycle, your body produces more hormones, which can encourage the growth of p.Pimples. But genes also play a part in determining how Pimples-prone your skin is. Chances are, if your parents had Pimples, you might too.

Is p.Pimples caused by not cleansing?

Absolutely not! Pimples is not just a result of not washing your face. Most of the time, people who suffer from Pimples are so rigorous about their skincare regime, they end up harming their skin instead. While cleansing away dirt and excess oil that clogs pores can help prevent Pimples, over cleansing can also cause Pimples

So, cleansing reduces Pimples but over cleansing causes Pimples

Yes. Cleansing with the right products can help fight Pimples, but overdoing it can cause Pimples, too. This is because over-cleansing your face strips your face of its natural oils, causing your already overactive sebaceous glands to produce even more oil. When your face feels oily, you’re tempted to cleanse more, resulting in a vicious cycle.

After our discussion with these skin experts, we conclude that Pimples-free skin is all about finding the right balance— like picking the right cleanser for your skin type. You’ll need a formula that cleans deep while keeping your skin balanced and hydrated but that’s not the only way to get rid of Pimples. For tips on how to combat Pimples