Why We Get Skin Blemishes & Pimples

One of the main reasons for pimples is skin bacteria overgrowth.  Let’s consider why we get skin blemishes, blackheads and pimples.  Then let’s look at How to Restore Blemished Skin.

**Bacteria Skin Overgrowth

About a thousand different species of bacteria are naturally present on the skin’s surface and inside of the pores.  The P acnes and certain kinds of staph bacteria are among them.  The bacteria present on the average human may number in the hundreds of billions. 

Usually, these bacteria do not cause illness or disease.  In some cases, they provide benefits by preventing illness-causing colonies to take up residence on the skin. 

**What Causes Blackheads?

Some types of skin blemishes have nothing to do with bacteria.  Blackheads are an example.  Blackheads are not caused by dirt either.  They actually occur when a portion of a dead cell gets stuck in a pore and becomes oxidized.

**What Causes Acne?

Pimples and blackheads are commonly present in acne vulgaris and other forms of the condition.  It is commonly accepted that overgrowth of the P acnes bacteria is involved in the condition, but other factors are involved as well.

In most conditions that have a negative effect on the skin’s appearance and health there is more than one factor to consider.  That can make treatment difficult.  Killing excessive P acnes is relatively simple.  Addressing all of the different causes is more complicated.

**Inflamed Skin Cause

So, what causes skin blemishes and pimples, besides P acnes?  Inflammation is involved.  The redness and swelling are signs of that. 

Inflammation can cause congestion within the pores that lead to the sweat glands.  If the sweat cannot reach the skin’s surface, bacteria can flourish and could cause an infection. 

Inflammation can cause congestion within the pilosebaceous unit as well.  The pilosebaceous unit contains the sebaceous glands, the hair-producing follicle and the pore that leads to the skin’s surface. 

What Are Whiteheads?

The sebaceous glands produce sebum which protects the hairs and protects against friction.  Skin blemishes known as whiteheads are actually hardened plugs of sebum. 

Excessive sebum production is often present in acne sufferers.  The hormonal changes that occur during puberty stimulate the pilosebaceous unit and can cause inflammation, which in turn leads to pimples.  As you can see, the whole thing is pretty complicated. 

Blackheads may not be caused by dirt, but dirt and grime can clog the pore openings.  Wearing makeup is something that practically all women do, but it’s no different from dirt.  The pigments and the oils included in women’s foundation can clog the pore openings. 

**Antibiotic Cause

Using antibiotic ointments or taking oral antibiotics can disrupt the skin’s natural balance and lead to more problems in the future or even the present. 

So how do we kill skin bacteria overgrowth, without disrupting the balance or using antibiotics?  How do we address all of the causes of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads and other skin blemishes at the same time? 

**How to Restore Blemished Skin

Although it might not seem like it, it is possible.  You will learn all about how to address the overgrowth, prevent the inflammation and restore blemished skin in my next article. 

Now, all you need to know is how to correct the problem and prevent it from returning.  The next article will show you How to Restore Blemished Skin.  See link for article in the author-resource box below.

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