What Causes Skin Pores to Clog?

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Figuring out the skin pore clogging cause in your case could help reduce the number of pimples you have in the future. By avoiding the causes or taking steps to protect against them, you should end up with blemish free skin.

This article focuses on the most common causes of clogs in men. Women may be exposed to some of the same issues, but there are different hormonal factors at play and that is an entirely different subject.

Let’s start with some of the simple causes that are easy to understand.


Men often work in dirty environments. They might take a break to wipe the sweat off of their faces and unintentionally jam some of that dirt down into their pores.

Grime of any kind can cause clogs. But grease is one of the biggest problems. Mechanics work with greasy parts and tools. Chefs use a variety of oils that can also cause problems.

The problem is not necessarily the oil or the grease. It is that the greasy substances attract and trap dirt particles, even the small ones floating in the air. Men who work outside are also exposed to all kinds of dirt, as well as toxins.


Toxins in the environment and in skincare products can be a skin pore clogging cause. Toxins are much like dirt in that they are particles. Any particle can become trapped in the pores. But there is an even bigger problem caused by toxins. They can cause irritation that leads to inflammation.


Inflammation in the skin’s pores can occur for many reasons. Hormones produced during puberty stimulate the hair-producing follicles to produce facial hair. The follicles are located deep within the skin’s pores. Nearby are the sebaceous glands. The sebaceous glands produce the skin’s own oil which is known as sebum.

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What Causes Multiple Sclerosis?

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Those who have become victims of Multiple Sclerosis, either directly or through the suffering of a close friend or family member with the disease, can only wonder just how it could have happened. While the cure is unknown, and treatments are limited, there are some pieces of information out there that might prove to be useful to you.

To get a better understanding of what causes Multiple Sclerosis, it is important to comprehend just what the disease does. When a person has Multiple Sclerosis, they will experience degeneration of the nerves of the central nervous system. The nerves of the brain and spinal cord are inflamed with lesions, or plaques, and are stripped of myelin. Myelin is the sheath of fatty insulation that wraps around the axons of the neurons in the brain. It helps regulate the speed in which messages are sent from the brain to the body.

When the neurons lose their myelin sheath, the brain in no longer to communicate with the rest of the body as it should. So, when a disease such as Multiple Sclerosis occurs, any of the body’s functions can be affected. The patient may have trouble with their vision, their speech, their motor skills- no two cases are exactly alike, and they are as individual as the patient who has it. Some patients will experience episodes of weakness of the limbs and other symptoms, and then feel normal in between flare ups, while other patients will feel as though their motor skills steadily and gradually deteriorating.

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Most people are diagnosed with MS as young adults. The condition is more common in females and Caucasians, though it is unclear why. A person is not born with Multiple Sclerosis, and it is not a genetic disease, though studies show that those with a family history of the disease may be more susceptible to it. Research has also shown that those who live far from the equator might be more likely to get MS, which could attribute to the condition being partially caused by environmental factors such as low exposure to Vitamin D in sunlight.

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What Causes Cerebral Palsy?

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It is not surprising to many people when they hear that thousands of babies born all over the globe are affected by cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is certainly not a contagious disease as some people think it to be. Moreover, it is certainly not a byproduct of this new world filled with technological advancements. It has been around for centuries, and only in 1861, did physicians begin their study of this disorder.

A child struck by this disorder in their early years of life can be distinguished from other normal children of the same age by the stiff muscles in both their arms and legs, which prevent them from crawling, walking and even from trying to grasp their toys or any other objects. Cerebral palsy means disorder of the part of the brain which causes muscles to become weak. There is no muscle coordination at all and this prevents them from changing their body positions with ease.

Cerebral palsy happens when the brain, which gives out commands to the body to perform certain actions, gets affected. Depending upon the part of the brain that gets affected, cerebral palsy in children can vary. While some children may find it difficult to walk, others may find it difficult to talk, eat, or even play. The causes of Cerebral Palsy remain a mystery to most in the medical field. It is possible that babies can be subject to injuries to their brain especially if they are premature especially when they are being delivered. The heads of these babies will often be soft and tender and needs to be handled careful. Either any force used by hands or any instruments like forceps can cause grievous injuries to the baby’s brain. Even those babies that are put on ventilators to breathe are at risk of contracting cerebral palsy.

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What Causes Allergies?

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What exactly are allergies? Oh, we all know how allergies affect us. The itching, sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose and other symptoms of allergies often send us running for the Sudafed. But what is it that causes allergies?

Allergies are a result of the body’s immune system. What happens is the immune system targets a non-harmful substance, like pollen and attacks it like it is a malicious virus. An extremely sensitive immune system can actually harm the organ in the body that it is thinking it is protecting when it goes overboard.

Most doctors believe that allergies are triggered by a protein in the allergen. The protein that the person is allergic to causes the white blood cells in the body to act as if the allergen is invading the body and they go into attack mode. They produce a large quantity of antibodies that attach themselves to mast cells in the body. These mast cells have histamines and when histamines enter the body in too high of quantities, they cause problems.

Here is what happens. Let’s look at ragweed, for example, since that is one of the most common allergens. Ragweed pollen is inhaled, thus entering the body. The antibodies that are bound to the mast cells recognize the proteins in the ragweed pollen. Their reaction is to bond to those proteins, while staying with their mast cell. By binding to both places, the antibody alerts the complement complex proteins. They come and destroy the bonded particle. When the mast cell is destroyed, it releases histamine to the body. Histamines cause blood pressure to drop and blood vessels to dilate. These symptoms cause the spaces to fill with fluids, causing all of the traditional symptoms of allergies.

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What Causes Blindness?

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Every day, everything that you do tends to require the use of your sight. There are several activities that you do on a regular basis that you have to see and visualize. You use mainly your sense of sight to be able to perform all the tasks required for your work, studies and even travelling. This is why you have to take care of your eyes. You cannot risk losing your sight because it is very difficult to move about and do your tasks if you cannot see where you are going or what is happening around you.

Blindness is an eye condition that is rather a very difficult state to be blind. Your condition may range from partial blindness, where you can see only light rays and colors, to the full loss of your sight. It can be an innate condition, meaning something you are born with and is caused by your genes. But blindness can also be caused by external factors like eye-related diseases that have developed into a worse state.

The most common cause of blindness is the presence of cataracts in the eye. Even in world records, almost half of the cases of blindness are caused by cataracts. This is a condition characterized by clouding in the lens of one or both of your eyes. Cataracts may result from too much exposure to ultraviolet rays of the sun and radiation as well as an effect of other diseases like diabetes.

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Another common cause of blindness is glaucoma. It is a condition that affects your optic nerve and can permanently damage your sight. Glaucoma can be caused by a multitude of factors related to your gender and genetic make-up. Any other condition that results to a restricted flow of blood to your eyes can also cause glaucoma, which if left untreated can lead to blindness.

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What Causes Adult Acne?

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For many people the question of “what causes adult acne” has been a tireless quest in search of an answer to a problem that plagues many individuals worldwide. For instance 90 percent of all adolescents and almost 25 percent of all adults are acne sufferers. In terms of gender approximately 50% of all adult men and 50% of all adult women suffer or have suffered from some form of acne. One difference in gender is where the acne outbreak takes place and the severity of zits and blackheads that form. Males more often have the severe form of acne rather than females, due to their hormones. Generally the infected areas that tend to break out most frequently (the chest and back) are unfortunately more difficult to treat.

The real cause of acne can actually be a blend of several factors. Typically there are several steps that lead to zits, pimples, blackheads and minor skin blemishes. The main cause of acne is due to the blocking or clogging of hair follicles, more commonly know as pores. Unfortunately the reasons and combination of events that cause pores to become clogged isn’t fully known. There are many contributing elements for teenagers and adults alike, which can include hereditary factors such as whether or not there is a history of acne problems and if so, to what extent, hormones, dietary and vitamin supplemental intake and stress related factors. Other forces or events that can strongly influence the development of acne and pimples include your body‘s normal function of eradicating itself of its dead skin cells. If this cycle gets out of whack or becomes irregular due to climate and other environmental forces or overall body health at the time it can cause your hormones and their effect on your own body’s sebum production to increase which is bad for your complexion but outstanding for breeding acne.

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What Causes Acne Scarring Anyway?

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Acne scars result from skin damage caused by healed acne wounds. The types of acne scars are as varied as the types of acne lesions. This variety arises because of the multiplicity of ways an acne lesion can form.

For example, an acne eruption may originate deep within the fatty tissue of the skin as the in the case of cysts or nodules.

Then again, the acne mark may form just beneath the epidermis as a result of pore irritation as in the case of the comedone. A non-inflamed closed comedone is a pore blocked by excess oils, keratin and/or skin cells.

Because excess bacteria and free fatty acids irritate the pore, the proceeding localized inflammatory response causes the pore to expand.

However, once the inflammation is removed, the acne lesion can begin the healing process.

The origin of the acne lesion within the skin will impact if and how an acne scar forms.

Another factor that shapes the development of an acne scar is how the lesion was treated. If an acne patient prematurely “pops” or opens and acne lesion, this could result in acne scarring.

Types of acne scars

In November of 1999, the British Journal of Dermatology published a study on the effectiveness of laser resurfacing to treat acne scars. During the investigation, the designers defined two types of acne scars, atrophic (“ice-pick”) scars and raised acne scars. Additionally, acne patients may experience a third type of acne scar– flat, pigmented marks.

Atrophic (“Ice-pick”) Acne Scars

Atrophic acne scars appear as round indented marks in the skin. Their size can range from 0.254mm to 2.540mm in diameter. The dept of an atrophic acne scar can vary between 0.254mm to 0.762mm.

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What Causes Acne

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Acne is an extremely common skin condition of which a huge number of people have to deal with every day. The skin disorder can appear on the face the back and it can attack people of any age at any time. Most acne sufferers spend an endless amount of their time trying to find a treatment that works for them.

Below you will find some major causes of this skin condition.

Most experts on acne will tell you that before you can find an ideal treatment you will need to find the causes of the skin condition. It is common knowledge that hormones play a major part in causing the condition. If your hormones are over active this can cause your oil glands to over produce which in turn will block your pores thereby causing acne. Only a trained medical professional can tell you whether your hormones are functioning correctly or not.

Stress is a huge cause of acne. High levels of stress will cause an imbalance between your body and your hormones. To simplify things, the hormone imbalance could become an irritant to the skin and therefore become a cause of complaint.

Becoming aware of the ingredients in what you eat is also important as consuming something that you may be allergic to, be it food or liquid could cause a flare up of this skin condition.

Eliminating certain foods and perhaps keeping some kind of food journal is something you can do for yourself to identify possible problem ingredients. Also this process can help in identifying foods that cause you to have allergic reactions and or flare ups. Eliminating potential problem ingredients along the way in your food could help in avoiding flare ups of this skin disorder.

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What Causes Agoraphobia? How to Overcome All Mental Disorders

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If you suffer from a mental disorder like agoraphobia you need psychotherapy. Your own dreams will show you how you can become self-confident and get rid of all fears.

Carl Jung discovered the only correct method of dream interpretation, which I proved by continuing his research. I discovered the anti-conscience, the wild side of the human conscience that he could not see with the knowledge he had at the time. So, now you have an entire vision of your psychological content thanks to my breakthrough work. You only need to follow the wise unconscious guidance in the dream messages in order to overcome any mental disorder.

I transformed Jung’s complicated method of dream interpretation into a very fast method of instant translation. Be my student for a while, and you’ll have this wealth of eternal wisdom guiding you for life. In case you need urgent help, I can immediately translate your dreams for you, and provide you with psychotherapy after the dream translation as well.

Now, let me give you an example, so that you may understand what causes agoraphobia.

John dreamt that he was walking up the stairs of a building because a policeman told him that the elevator was too dangerous. At a certain point he decided to walk down the stairs back to where he was before because the stairs seemed to never end. However, he couldn’t walk down the stairs. He was dizzy, and feeling too weak.

John is a married man, a father of two boys. He is not loyal to his wife, and he constantly faces conflicts with his eldest son. John seemed to be fine until a few months ago, when he suddenly started suffering from agoraphobia. Agoraphobia is a mental disorder characterized by the fear of being in crowded and public spaces.

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What Can Cause Tension Headaches and Is Tension Headache Relief Achievable?

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Tension headache relief for most is not always easy, though tension headaches are getting to be more widespread. Why do tension headaches occur frequently, what is the easy remedy? This post will make it easier to realize more about precisely why they occur and what to do so you can get long lasting tension headache relief.

Daily you are placed under enormous strains along with challenges caused by the way we are now living in the current society. Tension headaches are caused by the constant and continuing stresses and strains in the office, from your work deadlines you ought to maintain, the actual difficulties of making that budget stick, or even the everyday stresses and strains of your family living.

Tension headaches build as the muscle groups in the upper back along with neck tense up, when your water degree decrease and stress alters the flow of blood round your mind. Actually for anyone there’s one or more reason, and that’s why attempting to pin point why you do have a headache today is pretty challenging.

Headaches come from the actual tensions that will build-up with time and not one particular event. It could come to be even more complicated as frequently headaches can happen as stress eases.

Tension headache relief is only going to take place if you focus on not just one factor that causes the headaches. It just takes some simple exercises which may quickly reduce your headache, don’t be fooled into believing it’s a complex task.

Step one will be decreasing muscle strain in your back, which can be simply completed through the use of various natural strategies for example a stretching program, acupressure as well as trigger point methods.

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