What’s Inside A Pimple?

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The white puss is packed with cocktail mix of bacteria, dead skin cells, white blood cells and oily waxy material called sebum underside the right conditions these four ingredients create the perfect storm for infection.

Inside each pore of your skin are tiny sacs called sebaceous glands. These glands secrete an oily materiel called sebum which lubricates and water proofs your hair but that’s not the only thing sebum is good for. Its also an energy source for a type of bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes normally these lives harmoniously in and on your skin but sometimes it gets out of control and that’s when the trouble starts when your sebaceous glands grow more active like during puberty they generate a surplus of sebum.

The excess sebum can clog your pores. The pore is now a food fest for bacteria which starts to multiply out of control. This triggers alarms in your body which identifies the infestation as a threat so your body dispatched white blood cells to the area to fight the abnormally large cluster of bacteria as a result the area becomes inflamed causing the skin at the surface to swell and redden eventually. Even worse popping the pimple opens a gateway for additional bacteria on your fingers which could prolong or even worsen the already infected pore.

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