Acne – Do not hide it! Treat it!
Let’s debunk a few myths in the beginning:
It is not true that: The sun has always а beneficial effect on acne. No! The truth is that the sun can be one of the causes pimples to increase after several weeks of sunbathing. If your condition worsens in October, this could be a result of the summer sun. The sun increases the risk of skin cancer and leads to wrinkles.
The cause of acne is poor hygiene. No! The presence of acne is not an indicator dirty face. If you wash your face too often, you may aggravate the situation.
Makeup cause acne. No! However, it is advisable to use those labeled “oil free”.
Acne is caused by stress. No! But the calm lifestyle has always had a positive effect in the treatment of acne.
Will acne go away by itself? No! You have to do something about it.
To get rid of this skin disorder, one of the most important preconditions is to find the reasons for its occurrence. Very often they are hidden in our daily habits:
Chocolate and poor nutrition
One of the things that can cause unpleasant pimples are chocolate, chips, cookies, and other foods. Fatty foods also cause the skin disorder.
Fact. Insufficient and irregular skin care is a prerequisite for acne.
Bacteria. They feed and grow through skin fat. The bacteria cause infection of the pores.
Too frequent washing of the face
Many people believe that frequent washing of the face can eliminate acne. The truth is exactly the opposite – overdoing cosmetics (especially soaps) can even stimulate the emergence and development of the skin disorder.
Hair sticks any dirt from the air and in contact with the face, it pollutes and skin. So wash your hair often enough and be careful what hair products you use, as their too aggressive formula, can also be a cause of the skin disorder.
Too aggressive scrubs and harsh exfoliation can cause this skin disorder. Do not be fooled that the more you exfoliate, the more easily destroy pimples.
This is an improper method of treatment of blackheads and whiteheads as result in the formation of acne due to infection of the skin. Do not squeeze pimples on the face, so you will make scars.
Blackheads – comedones. The increased sebum secretion leads to an increased number of dead cells, which together with the bacteria, the lipid secretion and dust cause clogging of the pores. Thus appear “white tops” and “black spots”.
Heredity. Genes play an important role in the development of the skin disorder. They determine the size and function of the sebaceous glands. If one of your parents suffered from the skin disorder, it is likely that happen to you.
Acne is often genetically determined. In such cases, it is simply impossible to avoid it, but you should check with your doctor how to treat it.
Increased production of sebum
In oily skin that produces too much sebum also appears acne. Typically, this process is a result of impaired hormonal balance. In such cases, the best option is to examine the hormones levels.
Drugs and steroids
Certain drugs and steroids may cause this skin disorder. If you notice such effects, talk to your doctor.
Too many vitamins
Vitamins are very useful, but when they are in reasonable quantities. Overuse, especially with vitamin B1, B6 and B12 can cause acne.
The change in the hormone levels may lead to various changes in the body, including this skin disorder. That is why most frequently from acne suffer teenagers, pregnant women, and women during menstruation.
Hormones, especially testosterone, cause increased fat secretion. So the pores clog up with dead cells.
The relation between diets and the acne is indirect because it depends on the individual reaction to certain foods.
There are some additional factors that can cause the skin disorder and these are stress, environmental pollution, response to the tissues of the clothes, etc.
Several daily steps will help you for fighting acne
The pimples are the quickest way to spoil your mood in the morning. But if your skin is prone to acne, you should include in your daily regime some easy steps for fighting the unpleasant pimples.
- Use hot water
Avoid strong cleaning products, wash your face with lukewarm water.
- Avoid caffeine
Caffeine can inflame the skin and lead to dehydration of the body.
- Drink lots of water
Healthy skin is well-hydrated skin. Drink two liters a day, especially when your skin is prone to acne.
- Use cosmetics with salicylic acid
Salicylic acid destroys the disorder, so when choosing a moisturizer or cleanser for face look if it is present among the ingredients.
Aggressive ingredients in cosmetics products such as the benzoyl peroxide dry the skin, they can cause inflammation and acne.
- Say “Stop!” to stress
Stress is the main reasons for the overall discomfort and particularly weight gain, headaches, acne and more. Find a way to fight it and time to relax.
- Covering is not healing
When the skin heals, it needs to breathe. In cases of acne, do not use foundation makeup.
- Be careful with your hair
Keep your hair raised and don’t let it fall on your face. Natural oil from the hair can inflame the skin, and remember that your hair easily absorbs the dirt from the environment.
- Do not touch your face
Many people have the habit of touching their face during the day, and this is the surest way to infect and inflame the skin. And of course – do not squeeze pimples, this can lead to inflammation and scars.
Treatment of this skin disorder is difficult, takes a long time and often requires a change in habits of the person concerned. Generally, the acne is an unpleasant problem that disturbs the self-esteem of young people, causing them to experience anxiety from their appearance and to be ashamed. As it can appear permanent scars on the skin as a result of acne is necessary to apply adequate and timely treatment.