What’s acne: my personal experience and habits


What is acne?

Acne is an inflammation of the sebaceous glands. These glands produce an oily substance called sebum. The secretion of the latter is a normal occurrence, but people with acne have larger glands which, by releasing more sebum, trap bacteria and dead skin cells leading to inflammation and the consequent formation of pimples and blackheads.

If not treated correctly, it can cause signs that are difficult to eliminate.

It is important to highlight that acne is caused by several factors: treatment of skin with inappropriate products, diet, hormones, stress, absent physical activity.


For years I had underestimated this problem, thinking it was a teenage phase, stress or simple pimples caused by the menstrual cycle. Of course, there are many causes that can give rise to acne, but I always advise you to contact a dermatologist.

I was the negative example of how to treat this “skin disease”: I did 3 scrubs a week, I used masks passed off as “miraculous” that instead of eliminating the problem, did nothing but increase it. The set of my bad habits and the excessive degreasing of the skin caused by these products, thus increased the production of sebum and consequently worsened the problem.


After almost 3 years I decided to address a dermatologist who immediately gave me the cure both by mouth (with daily tablets that decrease inflammation), and topical (with creams and specific detergents). The treatment lasted 3 months and the results were really excellent I assure you! Acne was now an archived problem!

With the arrival of the next winter, however, the problem has recurred even if in a milder way.

So I decided to change lifestyle and try topical products made for those who have this kind of problem.



Touch your face as little as possible, take make up off every night, wash your hands often, pillow cover and make-up brushes, cause of bacteria growth, do not squeeze the pimples, NEVER! Follow a varied and healthy diet and practice sports regularly.

As for makeup, use non-comedonic products (that is, do not clog pores). I talked about my skincare in a specific post here.

Follow these tips and I’m sure you’ll see the results! Of course it will take time (1 or 2 months), acne does not defeat in one night!



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What’s acne: my personal experience and habits