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Acne Cosmetica- How To Prevent It?

What Is Acne Cosmetica?

Acne cosmetica is the name given to the acne that is caused by cosmetics. The common acne is known as acne vulgaris. In case of acne vulgaris, acne develops on the hair follicles that have sebaceous glands attached to them. The sebaceous glands produce an oil called sebum. Because of certain reasons, the sebum changes in quality and quantity giving rise to scales on the hair follicle. These scales block the skin pore causing acne. This blockage is the beginning of acne. As the sebum gets infected the acne turns to cysts and nodules. Acne cosmetica is different than this cane vulgaris.

The cosmetics are made with many ingredients. Some of them are synthetic chemicals and others are natural products. Some of these products may be comedogenic. A comedogenic product causes comedones when applied on the skin. When any cosmetic that contains s a comedogenic ingredient is used it causes acne cosmetica.

How to diagnose acne cosmetica?
You will develop this acne after you begin using a new cosmetic. This acne will slowly develop in skin colored small bumps. These bumps form in a cluster and are commonly located on the chin and forehead. They look very ugly. Unlike acne vulgaris, this acne generally does not grow in to nodules and cysts. And when you stop using that cosmetic acne slowly disappears.

Treatment of acne cosmetica-

The first step is to stop using the particular cosmetic. Any product that contains AHA or retinoids can be used on this acne. That product will slowly peel the skin away and the acne will disappear in some time.

This article is only for informative purposes. This article is not intended to be a medical advise and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor for your medical concerns. Please follow any tip given in this article only after consulting your doctor. The author is not liable for any outcome or damage resulting from information obtained from this article.

Submitted by:

CD Mohatta

The author CD Mohatta writes on acne for acnedoctor.us which has info about skin care, acne treatments, causes, medicines, myths, acne scars, etc.


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