Proactive Solutions, manufacturer of one of the world’s best selling acne products has announced the addition of three new faces to their list of celebrity endorsement- Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne, and Jenna Fischer. They join a pitchwoman group that already includes Mandy Moore, Julianne Hough, and Jennifer Love Hewitt. The promotion lasts one year and will be seen in 58 countries around the world. It’s a pretty lucrative job as well- People magazine reports that company exec Ben Van de Bunt confirms, “We are paying people consistently with what we have done in the past, which is millions of dollars.”
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 80 percent of people between the ages of 11 and 30 have outbreaks of the skin disorder at some point.
How Does Acne Develop?
Sometimes, the hair, sebum, and skin cells clump together into a plug. The bacteria in the plug causes swelling. Then when the plug starts to break down, a pimple grows.
There are many types of pimples. The most common types are:
Who Gets Acne?
Acne is the most common skin disease. People of all races and ages get acne. But it is most common in teenagers and young adults, however some people in their forties and fifties still get acne.
What Causes Acne?
The cause of acne is unknown. Doctors think certain factors might cause it:
How Is Acne Treated?
Acne is treated by doctors who work with skin problems (dermatologists). Treatment tries to:
Early treatment is the best way to prevent scars. Your doctor may suggest over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription drugs. Some acne medicines are put right on the skin. Other medicines are pills that you swallow. The doctor may tell you to use more than one medicine.
How Should People With Acne Care for Their Skin?
Here are some ways to care for skin if you have acne:
What Things Can Make Acne Worse?
Some things can make acne worse:
What Are Some Myths About the Causes of Acne?
There are many myths about what causes acne. Dirty skin and stress do not cause acne. Also, chocolate and greasy foods do not cause acne in most people.
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