Acne vulgaris is a skin disease which affects the skin pore or the pilosebaceous unit.
This unit consists of a hair follicle and a sebaceous or oil producing gland which are connected by a canal through which the hair shaft passes to the skin’s surface.
Therefore, all acne treatments must address the issues in the skin pore from the presence of the acne causing bacteria Propionibacterium acnes, to the clogging of the skin pore opening and the presence of ongoing inflammation.
In addition, acne home remedies such as clay face masks as well as gentle facial steaming (when there are no inflammed lesion) are beneficial in the management of acne since they are able to open up the pores and penetrate deep into the pores.
Learn more from the All About Acne Course.