How To Treat Acne

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Overview Of Acne

  • Acne is a cluster of skin rashes.
  • Acne Vulgar is generally known as pimples, usually affects the face.
  • Acne is caused by blocked hair follicles.
  • Acne usually hits teenagers.

Causes Of Acne

  • This usually occurs when there is an increase in the sex hormones while experiencing puberty.
    Since everybody develops acne at some period, the correct time to apply treatment is when it troubles you or when scarring begins to develop

    Since everybody develops acne at some period, the correct time to apply treatment is when it troubles you or when scarring begins to develop

  • The skin produces oily glands also resulting in acne.
  • Deceased cells block the hair follicles which can result in infection under the skin.
  • Blocked hair follicles get irritated resulting in acne.

What Aggravates Acne?

  • Acne can be aggravated during hormonal changes.
  • Pressing pimples can make it worse.
  • Contamination and clamminess can lead to acne.
  • If you have a diet with oily foods, it can lead to acne problems.

Myths Connected To Acne

  • Chocolates, junk food, unclean skin, and anxiety can cause acne.
  • There is no logical research to verify these myths.

Treatment For Acne Problems

  • Check with a skin expert or dermatologist.
  • General acne prescriptions consist of: sulfur drugs, Resorcinol, Benzoyl peroxide  or Salicylic acid.

Skin Care For Dealing With Acne

  • Rinse the skin with a gentle cleanser
  • Don’t squeeze any pimples – it can lead to more damage
  • Stay out of the sun and avoid getting sunburn
  • Use makeup that is oil-free
  • Stay away from carbonated drinks
  • Don’t eat oily foods – consume a balanced diet
  • Drink lots of fluids, especially water.

When Should Acne Treatment Be Started?

Since everybody develops acne at some period, the correct time to apply treatment is when it troubles you or when scarring begins to develop. You can apply treatment when severe acne flares unexpectedly, for mild acne that won’t go away, or even when one pimple chooses to show up the day before a special occasion.

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