Many studies are conducted concerning acne each year, the results of those studies made available to the general public. A compilation of those various studies brings to you these 10 interesting acne facts.
Almost all teens, and adults, will experience at least one bout with acne during their lifetime.
Around 71% of all adults have more than one acne breakout, and experience them regularly.
Sorry women. According to research, women are twice as likely to develop acne as men.
Around 50% of all women over the age of 55 still get at least an occasional pimple.
The face is the most common place for pimples to appear, but they can form anywhere on the body where there is oil present, including arms, back, shoulders and the chest.
Almost half of all people with acne have popped a pimple. This is never recommended as it can make pimples worse.
A pimple is a clogged pore. A clogged pore occurs as a result in dirt, bacteria, dead skin cells and other impurities getting into the oil glands of the skin.
Benzoyl Peroxide is the ingredient found in a majority of the acne treatment sold over-the-counter. It is the strongest ingredient as well as the most popularly used.
It is possible for acne to be hereditary. If your parents (or brothers or sisters) had acne, you are 90% more likely to develop a breakout too. Severe acne usually requires a visit to the dermatologist to treat. OTC products will not benefit this type of acne in most cases. Did you learn anything new? We hope that these interesting acne facts have enlightened you on this common skin care condition and made it just a bit easier to treat. For other acne facts, learn more here.
Acne is certainly frustrating and difficult to deal with. Another interesting piece of information –more women report they would rather have a bad hair day or experience another hardship than have a pimple. Pimples are difficult and hard to deal with and can take time to get rid of. They can cause embarrassment and sometimes even conditions such as anxiety and depression. Make sure that you commit to a skincare regimen to treat acne, and that you are faithful to this regimen. It can take a few months, but in the end acne will be a thing of the past and you will once again be able to enjoy your beautiful skin!