We have that thinking that acne is caused by dirt that’s why we have to improve our skin cleansing technique to make sure that no dirt will cause a bump in our skin ever again. Investing in rotary brushes gives us that satisfaction that we can brush away the dirt and get squeaky-clean skin daily. We do not realize that it makes the situation worse because we are being too harsh on our skin and these rotary brushes can harbor bacteria in the long run.
So, if not dirt, what’s causing these blemishes from partying and multiplying in our skin?
It is true that pimples or acne is usually caused by P. acnes bacteria. It can be a result of Staph infections too but what we have to understand is that these bacteria are naturally present in our skin and in the right conditions, won’t pose a health risk to us.
The problem comes when you have an open pore or cut in the skin.
Mix that with dead skin cells, oil, and sebum and you have a trapped bacteria cooking inside the pore. It causes inflammation and alas, a new zit is born!
Our hormones also play a part in the acne equation because it can cause overproduction of oil on our skin. Teenagers are prone to having acne because hormone levels are high during adolescent stage. Women nearing their menstruation often develop what we often call as hormonal acne too.