In order to get rid of acne fast, it helps to first understand...
What is acne?
Certainly, most of us know what it is, simply because we have had to experience it at one time or another
in our lives. But, in case a definition is needed, here is a short one:
Acne is a dermatological term that includes clogged pores, pimples
and lumps or cysts that occur on the face,
neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms.
Acne occurs most commonly in teenagers, but is not limited to any age group,
afflicting even adults in their forties. This disease has many varieties, and although none are life threatening, the more
severe cases of acne can be disfiguring, leaving permanent scars on affected areas.
The physical changes in body tissue -- or lesions -- which acne causes
are described in five ways:
Further, these terms denote range
or severity with comedo (also known as blackheads and whiteheads) at one end, and nodules or cysts at the other.
As stated above, acne is most common among teenagers, affecting teens
between the ages 12 and 17. Usually, these mild cases are cleared up with over-the-counter treatments and the acne goes away
by the early twenties.
It also should be noted that although acne affects both girls and
boys equally, there are some distinctions. Young men are more likely to have severe, long-term acne while women can have reoccurring
or intermittent acne well into adulthood due to hormonal changes and cosmetics.
Now that we have summarized just what acne is, we can move on to the
subject of this book. A guide to acne: what types are there, how to treat it, and current myths circulating about it.
The hope is that the reader will come away having gained a clearer
understanding of acne in its various forms, and how it can be combated against and to reduce its impact upon the lives of
those suffering from it.
This is by no means an exhaustive guide on the subject, nor is it
a clinical journal -- but this is at the very least, an introduction and a source upon which to do further study
into the causes and cures of acne in all its forms....