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					Acne:   A Skin Infection That Can Destroy The Self Esteem

Acne, or pimples, are some of the worst skin conditions that can effect
an individual's self esteem. People who are left to deal with it on a
daily basis do not realize that there are other solutions to treating the
skin and allowing those little red dots to vanish. On top of that, many
individuals have misconceptions about it as well. Some believe that it
will just go away one day. Yet for many, it can be a lifelong condition.

What Is It?

The pimples that you see on your face each day are actually small
infections on the skin. The pores of the skin are attractive areas for
bacteria to get into and multiple. When the skin is over producing oils,
it makes for a very warm and moist environment for the bacteria to grow.
And, often, individuals who have these conditions often do not exfoliate
the skin. The dead skin cells can get trapped in the pores actually
becoming fuel for the bacteria to feed off of. The skin reacts through
the formation of a pimple as it tries to extract the bacteria from it.

Common Myths

There are many myths about what causes those pimples in the first place.
For example, some parents will tell their adolescent child that eating
too much chocolate can cause pimples. Or, that those greasy French fries
are the cause. The fact is that these things do not play a real role in
the development of the pimples but can hinder the body's ability to heal
from it. That is only because by eating these foods, the individual is
less likely to eat a balanced diet that allows the body to fight
infections as it should.

The pimples can be treated   though. Through the use of medications as
well as through the use of   skin care regimen, it can be lessened and can
actually be cured from the   skin. But, it is necessary to take steps to
doing so as not everyone's   body is capable of dealing with pimples on
their own.

On top of all of this, the pimples that show up are often on the face.
This allows many people to deal with self esteem issues simply because
they can not cope with the look of the pimples. While not everyone will
have the same severity of pimples throughout their lives, everyone will
deal with it at one point or another. In fact, the condition has nothing
to do with being dirty or not taking care of yourself, but rather a
condition that your skin needs help in curing.