THE CAUSES OF ACNE
To explain the causes of acne, it is necessary first of all to know that our skin is covered with a multitude of tiny hairs, almost invisible to the naked eye. At the base of each hair follicle is the sebaceous gland, which is responsible for preventing our skin from drying out by producing a kind of oil and skin cell mixture called sebum.
In the case of acne, sebum, normally secreted in very small amounts, is then produced excessively by the sebaceous glands. By accumulating at the entrance of the pores, this area becomes a perfect nest for the development of bacteria and therefore the development of comedones.