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Acne

Acne is common among people between the ages of 12 and 2 although older and younger people can have acne too. It is a popular cause of spots and is caused by the inflammation of the skin glands or hair follicles. Usually, acne is seen on the face but it can also affect the back, neck and chest. When untreated, acne can lead to scarring. The three major causes of acne are sebum, clogged pores and infection.

Overproduction of sebum results in clogged pores which causes the skin to form white head and black heads. White heads are form under the skin while black heads are open to the air; the chemical reaction that occurs to the oily debris is what makes it black. The yeast and bacteria in the skin can cause white heads; this is what become pimples.

During puberty, all teenagers experience acne which is part of the change the body undergoes. It gets better as we grow out of adolescence. There are certain things that can make your acne worse. They are:

  • Picking your pimples
  • Scrubbing your skin
  • Certain personal care products such as oil and cream
  • Items that rub on the skin such as headbands
  • Contraceptive with high doses of progesterone
  • Hormones produced at puberty, menstruation

Acne Treatment Tips

Acne is caused by the inflammation of the skin glands and hair follicles which shows why it is formed under the skin. Removing oil from the external parts of the skin does not have much effect on curing acne. Consider doing the following, when you want to cure acne.

Cleansing & Exfoliating: Scrubbing the skin in a harsh manner can irritate whiteheads and blackheads, get them infected and cause them to develop into pimples. Using mild acne cleansers such as Clearproof toner, treatment gel, beauty care face out and others will help get rid of acne.

Exfoliating is important for a healthy skin, it removes dead skin cells. After using the cleanser, exfoliating with a facial scrub once in a week can help reduce debris and dead skin cells.

Keeping it Clear: Keeping your skin free from oil will help eliminate clogged pores. Ensure your cosmetics, lotions, and sunscreens are free from oil. Avoid using hair product; they are usually very oily. It is advisable to look out for products labeled non-comedogenic. This means that they don’t clog pores.

Medications: Over the counter acne medication can be useful; an example is benzoyl peroxide which kills the bacteria that aggravates acne. Benzoyl peroxide can be found in many over the counter acne medications. It kills bacteria that worsen acne, unplugging oil ducts, and helping to heal acne pimples. Other examples are Retin-A, antibiotics and Accutane. Seek doctor’s prescription before using these medications.