Do you try to beat acne bumps for years, but still don’t know how?
Well for starters, you’re not the only one. Hormone-related skin problems aren’t just for teens. If you want to fight acne, you have to know what acne is and why you have it, before fighting it.
What is acne?
Acne, medically known as Acne Vulgaris, is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. Skin cells, sebum and hair can clump together into a plug. This plug gets infected with bacteria, resulting in a swelling. The acne starts to develop when the plug begins to break down.
Types of acne
There are many different types of acne like Whiteheads (very small), Blackheads (clearly visible), Papules (small pink bumps), Pustules (red and have pus), Nobules (large, solid pimples, can be very painful), Cysts (painful, filled with pus). The last one – Cysts – are the most dangerous one, they can easily cause scars.
What causes acne?
Main causes of acne are:
- What you eat
- Hormones (before your period)
How to get rid of acne
Here are 4 simple tricks that will definitely improve your skin and minimize your acne.
- Start a healthy balanced diet with plenty of vegetables and fruit. Foods that are rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium help a lot.
- Start exercising and sweating. Sweating keeps your skin clean.
- Minimize the spread of dirt and bacteria by washing your face with water, 2 times a day.
- Stop using make-up for one week, and look if you see improvements.
Don’t do this:
- Scrubbing your face vigorously all the time
- Touching your face
- Touching your pimples
- Don’t use too many treatments at the same time.
Still didn’t work for you?
Consider visiting a dermatologist if your acne is more severe. A dermatologist will prescribe a treatment. Prescription medications for acne are presented in many forms, such as creams, lotions, etcetera. Your dermatologist will decide what is best for you.
You may be prescribed an oral or topical antibiotic. Antibiotics can combat the growth of bacteria and reduce inflammation. Most commonly are Erythromycin and Tetracycline for the treatment of acne.