Ah, acne, not cool. Let’s start right away.
For starters, if you are someone who suffers from acne, you are not the only one. Also, hormone-related skin problems are not something which only teenagers struggle with. Acne can appear not only on your face but also on your back. Both can lead to insecurities. If you want to beat acne, you have to know what it is and why you have 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 clump together into a plug. This plug gets infected with bacteria, resulting in a swelling. Acne starts to develop when this plug starts to break down.
TYPES OF ACNE
There are many types of acne. A few to name, you have whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. The last one- cysts – are the most painful and risky ones. They can easily scar and develop further infection.
THE CONTINGENT CAUSES OF ACNE
• Food initial
• Saturated fats and sugar are usually the cause.
• For women, a period stimulates hormones and can lead to more blemishes.
If you want to beat acne or want to give it a try, analyze your behavior on these contingent causes stated above. If you prevent food with saturated fats and sugars, then you can already cross that off. Then the next question you can ask yourself is, if you suffer from too much stress. Be as honest as possible with this question to yourself. If this is also not the case, then the two remaining may be possible.
DOWN TO THE REAL DEAL
A few simple tricks that will definitely improve your skin and hopefully minimize Acne:
• A healthy balanced diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits. Foods that are rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium help a lot.
• Exercising. When exercising make sure you get out a good sweat. Sweating detoxes your body. Afterwards make sure to really wash all the sweat off your body with a soft shower Loofah (replace these regularly).
• Minimize the spread of dirt and bacteria. Wash your face max. two times a day, refresh your bedsheets and pillow cover every 2 days and, we know, how hard it can be, do not touch your face.
• Detox your face. Go make-up less for at least a week. Make-up can clog your pores badly. Use a detox mask of which you know does no harm to the skin and includes not too harsh ingredients.
A tip on what not to do; do not use too many different treatments at the same time. Use something which is based on each other of one brand and/or one line.
Consider going to a dermatologist. If your acne if more severe, a dermatologist will likely prescribe a treatment. Prescription medications for acne are presented in many forms, such as creams. lotions etc. Your dermatologist will decide based on your acne what is best.