Skin

By: Sam Steele

3 layers of skin

1. Epidermis

2. Dermis

3. Hyperdermis

3 main functions of skin

1. to protect the body from pathogens

2. regulate the body temperature

3. produce vitamin D

What is acne?

The occurrence of inflamed or infected sebaceous glands in the skin.

How does acne occur?

Acne occurs when glands in the follicles of the skin become overactive. These glands produce sebum, an oily substance that helps to stop the skin drying out. Someone with acne produces too much sebum, which forms a plug with dead skin cells and blocks the follicle.

Ways to treat / reduce acne symptoms

Keeping your face clean / washing your face, moisturizing your face, over the counter acne products, not using as much make-up, and watching what you put in your hair can all prevent and reduce the symptoms of acne.