You try to hide them with a heavy facial make up, but can’t ignore the fact or hide your face from the mirror. Embarrassing situation right! It is a general scenario for people suffering from acne. Most people feel that acnes are a part of life and sign of adolescence but go suffering when the situation turns bad to worse.
Acne is a result of an imbalance of two or more factors in skin physiology relating to the sebaceous gland and duct system. Acne develops when the hair follicle of skin gets plugged by overproduction of sebum, dead cells and become infected by bacteria. This leads to swelling, redness and pain at the site of infection.
The most common causes of acne are an increased production of sebaceous material due to hormone imbalance or side effects of stress that cause an overproduction of sebaceous material.
Dealing with acne needs patience and perseverance. If something goes wrong the scars of acne will follow you through out your life. But oflate there is good news. Medical science has successfully found a breakthrough for treating acne problem significantly and for good. Over the counter remedies like cleansers creams, ointments, Retin-A is found to be very effective for the treatment of acne. It is available in the form of liquid, cream, or gel.
The main constituent of Retin A is tretinoin (retinoic acid and vitamin A). This tretinoin somehow loosen the connections between the skin cells while at the same time stimulates the growth of new cells. There is also some research that shows that it minimizes fine lines and may reverse some of the effects of sun damage.
It is very safe when used as directed and side affects are negligible. At the first few weeks of the treatment, Retin A unplugs acne follicles and brings acne to the surface making the face uglier then before. But, as the day passes by, it reverses the chances of further acne problems. Studies show Retin A is safe to use during pregnancy, but should use if this is fine with your obstetrician.