Acne is a skin condition that can include symptoms such as red spots, whiteheads, and blackheads. Sometimes called pustules, papules, zits, pimples, cysts, and blemishes, acne is not just a teenage problem as adult acne affects millions of people to varying degrees.

There are numerous causes of acne, including hormone dysregulation, bacterial infection with Propionibacterium acnes, overproduction of sebum, and excessive proliferation of skin cells, leading to blocked pores. Establishing the root cause of blemishes is essential for properly treating and preventing acne outbreaks.

Treatments for acne may include skin creams and lotions, antibiotics, high doses of vitamin A, skin peels, laser skin resurfacing, and correction of dysbiosis, nutrient deficiencies, and infection. Acne treatment is more complicated in pregnancy, due to the potential side effects of the most commonly prescribed acne medications.

Acne may be more easily managed when sticking to a low glycaemic index diet in order to manage blood sugar levels and keep inflammation at bay. Get your copy of Eat to Beat Acne now! This is the first in a series of books from Naturally Healthy People dealing with a natural approach to skin care.

Read on for information about different types of acne.

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