Many people go through a phase where the hormones in the body start changing, and this may cause the skin to release excess sebum and eventually lead to acne.
What is sebum and why is it present in the body?
Sebum is a fluid released by the glands present in your face, back and neck. The basic function of sebum is to moisturise the skin and ensure that it doesn’t dry out. Lack of sebum is known to give people dry skin whilst excessive secretion of sebum can result in oily skin.
What causes acne?
Acne is a skin condition which can affect people of all ages. When the skin produces excess sebum, it tends to block the pores. Blockage of pores can cause inflammation of the skin, which is also known as acne.
When does acne clear up?
Unfortunately there is no specific time span in which acne disappears, and sometimes medication is required.
Are there any other solutions apart from waiting?
There are many creams and pills available over the counter for acne. These pills and creams claim to stop acne, although often have no positive effect whatsoever.
On the other hand, you can opt for laser acne treatment– which is a simple, safe and highly effective procedure.