Pimples and Acne: An Uncomfortable Condition of Skin

tuktuk By tuktuk, 9th Aug 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The present page discusses the problem of acne and pimples and highlights some facts and myths about pimples and acne.

What is Acne and Some myths about Acne and pimples

One of the most uncomfortable skin problems most of us went through our adolescence is probably the issue of pimples or acne on faces. When I thought of writing a hub on it, I saw many articles already written on this topic, but still, I thought of writing something on acne as probably the care that is required for acne is so varied from place to place and from culture to culture that I thought there may be enough variation in my expression. The present page, an attempt has been made to present the problem in a holistic perspective.
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A face full of acne or pimples may look ugly, but more than that, most of us also know how painful and irritating these unwanted grains are even if one does not look at the mirror. Everyone wants to get rid of pimples or acne. Although, acne problem is not limited to face only, it is probably the face acne we are most uncomfortable about. Let us discuss what acne is and in some how it has been addressed over centuries by our forefathers.

Some Myths and Realities about Acne or Pimples

In common parlance, many myths are propagated about acne or pimples. Those are as the following.
Many believe that pimples and acne occur due to poor hygiene, dirty living and so on. But this may not be true. On the other hand, people who suffer from acne and pimples do care so much for cleanliness that it is difficult to ascertain that dirty living is the cause. Rather frequent cleaning and too much application of cleansing element may promote irritation and further aggravate the problem.
Many also believe that pimples have something to do with the adolescence and teen age. But this is a myth. Although most of the people who suffer from acne are teens, there are also others including infants, pregnant women and adults in their middle age also suffer from the problem.
It often believed that youths who always think of sex, have many immoral thoughts in their mind do suffer from acne as the stress caused by filthy thinking do result in eruption of pimples. However, this is a myth. Although, the hormonal imbalance that may be caused due to stress may aggravate the already existing sufferings and prolong the process of healing.
Many think that food items like chocolates, nuts and oily food cause pimples. However, this is not true. There is no scientific study to ascertain such linkage. However, food rich in sugars may be linked with acne.


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author avatar A K Rao
10th Aug 2012 (#)

This is an informative andeducational article I must say dear Tuktuk! Thanks for sharing!

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author avatar tuktuk
10th Aug 2012 (#)

Thanks a lot A K Rao for the kind words

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