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what is the actual reason behind acne & pimples @ the age of 29?

By May 27, 2010 - 1:25pm
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hi! i belong 2 the region of asian subcontinent (indo-pak) & use 2 have an ideally clear skin...but since last 1 yr i m facing this problem esp. @ the T-zone of my face ( means they mostly appear on my forehead, around the nose & sometimes on my chin)... dnt know xactly why? (though my diet habit & life style is still same as b4)

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There are four major factors responsible for causing acne. They act together to cause the characteristic pimples, whiteheads and blackheads associated with acne. They are:
• Overactive oil glands
• Blockage of the skin pores
• Activity of normal skin bacteria
• Inflammation
Acne Cure

August 24, 2011 - 3:06am

thanx elliott!...
on march 19th i had a D&E (for missed abortion) tht cudnt b done properly... consequently i had 2 face sum post surgical complications thatz y my gyneacologist prescribed me few high potency medicines... but still my last menses cycle was not normal so now she hs prescribed me cyproterone acetate-ethinylestradiol compound most probably fr 3 months.... but lemme tell u one thing that during the last yr i suffered frm same sort of abortion (jun 27th, 2009) the surgical process was xactly same (but sufficiently successful @ tht time)....
being a female hope u can understand my condition... i m definitely going thru a very stressful phase of my life... as i anxiously wanted 2 xtend my family but the two consecutive missed abortions within a year has totally disappointed me :(
the rest is normal... i m already a mother of 3yr old baby girl ... & being a typical eastern house wife my top most duty is my home chores thatz y rarely go outside during the day time...

May 28, 2010 - 4:58am
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Snq - Thanks for writing. Acne occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged, inflamed, and sometimes infected. These clogged pores can result in blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples. Acne tends to occur in teenagers, but can also occur in adults.

It can be hard to prevent acne from occurring, but there are some things you can do to keep your acne from getting worse:

* Gently wash your face with mild soap and warm water twice a day (no more than twice) to remove excess oil. Scrubbing or washing too often can make acne worse.
* When washing your face:
o Use your hands rather than a washcloth
o Use mild soap rather than a harsh acne cleanser
o Allow your face to thoroughly dry before applying any topical preparations
* Don't pick at or squeeze blemishes.
* Use lotions, soaps, and cosmetics labeled noncomedogenic. This means it won't clog your pores.
* Use topical acne treatments only as directed. Using them more often could make your condition worse.
* Recognize and limit emotional stress.
* Wear sunscreen year-round. This is especially important if you are using medications, which can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

Have you gone through any changes lately? Stress can make you more vulnerable to acne, as well as changes in your hormone levels such as before a menstrual period or due to pregnancy. Some medications will also make a person more prone to acne, including androgens, lithium , and barbiturates.

There are many over-the-counter treatments available for acne. If you've tried them and they aren't helping you may want to see a dermatologist (skin doctor) who can provide stronger treatments.

This article talks about the many treatment options available: http://www.empowher.com/acne/content/battling-acne-menu-options-mild-severe-cases

Let us know if this helps you, we certainly hope it does!! Pat

May 27, 2010 - 6:11pm
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