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Around three-quarters of all teenagers and young adults suffer from acne. However, men and women in their 30's and 40's can also suffer. The exact cause of acne remains unclear; however, there is information available about how the acne pimples form.

Lawtons carries a number of brands designed to stop acne and give you healthy, clear skin.

Brands We Carry

  • Clean and Clear
  • Clearasil
  • Spectro
  • Thursday’s Plantation

The Causes of Acne

Acne is a skin condition caused by over activity of the glands that secrete oily substances on to the skin.

There are many factors involved in the development of acne, among which: the sex hormones, which are produced at puberty. The male hormone testosterone - found naturally in women as well as in men, triggers the sebaceous glands to produce more “sebum”: an oily substance, thus making the skin more greasy.

However, most acne sufferers don’t have a hormone problem and their hormones are at normal levels in their blood. The excess of sebum can lead the pore to block (the area around a hair follicle and the opening through the skin gets clogged). A bug, a bacterium called “P. Acnes”, which lives normally on the skin, can thrive within the clogged pore. This infection causes inflammation, which is responsible for the redness and swelling of a spot.

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