Acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. Areas of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and greasy skin are evident, and often times result in scarring once the acne has healed. Genetics is thought to be the cause in 80% of cases. Diet and cigarette smoking as contributors are unclear but it would be prudent to not ignore them.Chronic acne breakouts is challenging to treat as the individual is required to be very disciplined in keeping up with the prescribed acne treatment regimen and this can sometimes require many years of commitment to the treatment regimen. Eventually the commitment and dedication does pay off and you are able to eradicate or get your acne breakouts under control.
The good news is that acne has been around forever and there are many treatment options available from to help you improve the appearance of your acne; along with lifestyle changes and eating fewer simple carbohydrates like sugar.
You should have a continuing relationship with a dermatologist to monitor your progress if you are on prescription medication. If you are exploring non-medication options then there are chemical peels, lasers specific to acne treatments, pharmaceutical grade skin care products for alleviating acne symptoms and speeding up the healing process. This is a skin condition where it helps to have a skin care coach as much of the treatment success comes from working with an empathetic treatment provider who will encourage you along the way to stick with the treatment regimen.