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When the word spot is in use, it can refer to sun spots, melanomas, scars and acne. When, the word spot is used to describe acne, it can be narrowed down to zits, whiteheads, blemishes, cysts, and blackheads. All of which are unwanted by all individuals of all ages. Acne is very common and there are many ways to alleviate the issue of acne, some medicines and/or natural remedies work for some people and not for others, this is where the trial and error stage develops. Basically a spot is usually when skin oil mounts up in a blocked hair follicle pore, and then in turn develops into an infection.

Types of Acne

There are many forms of acne as said earlier. The most widespread being called vulgaris, and this refers to the pimples and white heads that teenagers have in their puberty years. Something often mistaken for acne is a skin condition that affects people in later years called rosacea. Rosacea causes a person to look blushed on their face and sometimes they also have bumps that look like pimples. There are some other types of acne but they are not as common as the two mentioned.

Triggers of Acne

Stress can be a huge participant in the growth of acne, it does not matter if the stress is physical or emotional. Hormonal changes in puberty, menopause and pregnancy can all trigger an outbreak as can using certain products on the face, mostly cleansing products. Some products can clog the pores and generally irritate the skin on the face causing spots.

Treating Acne

More often than not people who have acne tend to try natural treatments rather than prescription medication so they can steer clear from unwanted side effects. Research has proven that the natural cures are just as good and as effective as the modern medicines. Preventing the acne from the start is far easier than trying to treat it once you have it and learning to avoid particular substances and items of food that can trigger the acne to appear is especially beneficial. Unfortunately there are some situations that you cannot avoid getting acne, such as it being heredity or if you have a hormone imbalance. The natural ways to cure acne have been around for years they include the application of garlic to the area and some also say to apply a cucumber paste. Another idea is to try a mint juice on the area that is affected.

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