Acne is not caused by any single factor. It occurs when sebaceous (oil) glands attached to the hair follicles are stimulated. Associated with increased oil production is a change in the manner in which the skin cells mature, predisposing them to clog the follicular pore. The clog can appear as a whitehead if it is covered by a thin layer of skin, or if exposed to the air, the darker exposed portion of the plug is called a "blackhead." Blackheads are oxidized oil, not dirt. Excessive washing can dry and irritate the skin.
Some medications may cause or worsen acne, such as those containing iodides, bromides, or oral or injected steroids (Orasone, Prednicen-M, Liquid Pred), or the steroids that bodybuilders or athletes sometimes take). Other drugs that can cause or aggravate acne are anticonvulsant medications and lithium.
The right time to treat it is when it bothers you or when the potential for scarring develops. This can be when severe acne flares suddenly, for mild acne that just won't go away, or even when a single pimple decides to show up the week before your prom or wedding.
Responding to requests from customers, Herbally Radiant has introduced Clean series of Cleanser, Toner, Scrub and Serum. The combined effect of these has helped many in getting rid of their acne problem. These are infused with organic antioxidant extracts and contain such nutrients for skin like tea tree essential oil, aloe vera, DMAE, MSM, etc. Regular use of the Clean range products will render skin clear and bright.