Caused by the over-activity of sebaceous glands. They are more numerous sebaceous
glands on the face which give rise to eruptions and disturbances when they are
overactive, causing acne.
With the over secretion of oil in the sebaceous duct, the excess oil enters
the oil sac, which expands to retain the oil. When the pores cannot hold anymore,
the excess oil oozes out, enlarging the pores in the process.
The first result is a blackhead which is like a solid plug. When the tip is
exposed to air, it oxidises and turns dark – this is a blackhead. Neglected
blackheads will irritate surrounding tissues, resulting in inflammation, which
is setting the scene for pimples and acne. Acne includes, whiteheads, blackheads,
pustules and cysts. Acne Vulgaris is a violent form of acne.
If Acne is not controlled in the early stages it can become a chronic condition.
However, it can be treated. In chronic conditions, it is advisable to take medication
internally as well as treat externally to expedite the process.