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Understanding Acne: Types, Causes, and Treatment Methods (1)


Acne causes trouble for many people. It not only causes temporary inflammation but can also leave behind marks such as hyperpigmentation, redness, and scarring. If not properly treated, it can even lead to permanent scarring, having a significant impact on the skin. In the following articles, I will analyze the types, causes, and treatment methods of acne in detail.

Acne, also known as “pimples,” is commonly associated with adolescence, typically between the ages of twelve and twenty. However, acne can also occur in newborns, middle-aged individuals, or even older people, making the term “pimples” somewhat misleading. In newborns, it may be caused by the hormones passed from the mother to the baby during pregnancy. The majority of cases do not require medical treatment. But what are the causes of acne in adults? This will be discussed in the following paragraphs.

Many people believe that acne is caused by poor hygiene or consuming “heaty” foods. However, medically speaking, acne is actually related to four factors, and frequent washing of the face does not improve it. In terms of food, while the medical community has traditionally claimed that there is no specific relationship, recent studies have found a link between acne and glycemic load and the effect of milk on acne.

Understanding the causes of acne provides significant insight into treatment methods, which will be discussed further in the following articles.