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n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - Total skin solutions : personal care

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Abstract

In acne sufferers, increased sebum production is stimulated by the androgen hormone 5dihydrotestosterone (5-DHT) often enhanced during puberty. It has been proven that an increase in this hormone will increase the proliferation of the sebaceous gland. An increase in the sloughing of keratinocytes as well as the increased sebum can cause the hair follicle and the sebaceous gland to plug. Normal skin flora, , starts to proliferate in this plugged follicle, thus triggering an immune response. This response will cause inflammation and stress on the skin resulting in pain and redness.

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2016-04-01
2016-12-05
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