What happens in acne, exactly?

What is it? Acne is a long-term skin disease. It is characterized by areas of skin with lots of blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. It typically appears during adolescence and it causes significant psychological stress to many teenagers, as people that age are often already self-conscious about their physical appearance and having imperfect skin doesn’t help… Continue reading What happens in acne, exactly?

What happens in psoriasis, exactly?

What is it? Psoriasis is a long term autoimmune disease that causes patches of abnormal skin. There are five types of psoriasis, but the one accounting for 90% of cases, psoriasis vulgaris, is characterized by red patches with white scales on top. The patches are often itchy, and they can be present in a small… Continue reading What happens in psoriasis, exactly?