Our life is full of delightful pleasures as well as of numerous inconveniences causing troubles every day. Not making a too long background, I will tell you, that acne is one of such troubles.

So what is acne? Dictionaries regard acne (or acne vulgaris) as a skin disease related to alterations in follicles (holes in the skin containing hairs) and sebaceous glands which are responsible for sebum production. These two elements together are called pilosebaceous units. Sebum or oil in normal conditions is used for something like skin lubrication. But if the conditions are actually not normal, for example, the skin becomes dirty or sweaty for a long time, sebum serves for bad purposes and blocks the follicles. This is also the case when hormones cause your acne – they are the trigger for excess function of sebaceous glands. So too much oil is not a good thing for your skin.

However, if you think that removing sebum from your skin is your priority task, you mistake. Too little quantity of oil can also lead to acne! This happens in cases when acne is caused by bacteria. Causes and treatment of acne can be different but this one is induced by a harmful germ dissolving sebum so the skin becomes undefended.

The last two causes are regarded as internal causes of acne. As far as these causes and treatment of acne are concerned, it is difficult to fight acne because it is hard to fight something taking its origin inside of you. What can you do then?

It is impossible in most cases to treat anything without knowing what it is and from where it comes from. It is impossible to cure all diseases by some panacea, for example, by some mysterious pyramid. Such kinds of treatment have appeared in the ancient times when people did not know from where the diseases come from and often attributed illnesses to some supernatural creatures and tried to heal them with prayers and immolation. Of course it did not help, as well as acne treatment may not help if you don’t know its cause.