Acne is inflammatory disorder of the skin, due to obstruction of your skin’s pores. The main reason for acne is an over-production of oil by the sebaceous glands in the skin. This oil combine with dead skin cells, which clogs the pores in that skin area.
Human Skin has pores which is connected to the oil glands. These glands are connected to the pores through small canals, called follicles. These glands are responsible for producing sebum, an oily liquid. When glandular activity increases, the gland produces more sebum. The sebum becomes trapped under the skin and carries dead skin cells to the surface of the skin. Acne grows when these follicles get blocked. This results in accumulation of oil under the skin.
There are different forms of acne, such as blackheads, white-heads and pimples. Acne can occur single or if the problem becomes more severe then acne can appear in clusters.Hormonal disturbances during the teenage years are the main cause of acne. Acne usually disappear once you reach your twenties. But For some, the acne continues to appear beyond the teen years.You should also read about the natural oils that can not only protect against the harmful sun radiations but also nourishes the skin.
Below listed are few quick remedies for acne:
Wash your face – One of the best remedies for acne
Wash your face twice a day with luke warm water and with gentle pH balanced cleanser. This will help to eliminate dead cells & will open clogged skin pores and let your skin breathe.Clean your face with fresh & dry face-cloths, since it is possible that bacteria transfers from soggy cloths.Pat a hot towel on your face two or three times a week to get rid of toxic material and increase blood circulation.
Use Creams and lotions suitable for Acne prone skins
Use a moisturiser suitable for acne prone or oily skin type.There are different types of acne face creams available in the market. Use the cream which is best suited for your skin type. Consult your doctor, he can advise you as per your skin type. Discontinue it if you find even the slightest rash or allergy. Add a few drops of Borage oil, Tea tree oil or Neptune Krill Oil to your face cream to increase its effectiveness against acne. It is important to wash your hand before applying cream or lotions to your face.
Follow Healthy Diet – to keep away from acne
Eat a healthy, well balanced diet. It is important to include 5 fresh fruit and vegetables in your daily diet.
Drink Enough water to keep your skin hydrated
Water is very important for skin and overall health. It flushes out toxins from the body. Drink eight to ten glasses of water a day. Insufficient water levels in the body hamper emission of waste products. These can result into acne. Must Read Post – We eat on time but do we drink on time?
Exercise to keep your skin healthy
Exercise is helpful in increasing the intake of oxygen to the skin, which is further helpful in preventing acne. Do some mild aerobic to induce more oxygen to the skin.
Avoid Caffeine to reduce acne
Reduce your caffeine intake. Caffeine can dehydrate your body resulting in more oil production.You can take up Green tea at the place of caffeine. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and will help you live longer.
Avoid touching Ccne infected area with your hands
It is important to avoid touching your face (infected area) with your hands and never squeeze pimples. since it can cause more spreading of pimple, resulting in swelling and scarring.When you are on the phone, try not to let the receiver touch your face – there may be sebum and skin residue on it.Use a clean pillow cover at night night to keep your skin away from dirt and bacteria.
Precautions to be taken while applying make-up on acne prone skin
Avoid using oil-based make-up. Use water-based products to avoid clogging your pores.It is important to remove make-up before going to bed as it clogs the pores and does not allow oxygen to reach the inner skin.
Avoid Exposure to excessive sunlight
Avoid long exposure to sunlight. Too much exposure to sun can cause skin to produce more oil.Always try to go out in the sun for a short time and use a good sunscreen when you have to go outside.
Wash up your Hairs regularly
Hair often falls onto the face and rubs against the skin. If hairs are not clean and these are oily or dirty,it can worsen the acne. Clean your hair with a good shampoo at least twice a week, and tie up your hair properly to prevent it from falling onto your face.You can also read about home remedies that will help hair fall and help them grow healthy.
Showers after workouts
Take shower after exercise and workouts because the sweat and the oils in the skin traps dirt and bacteria
Wear soft cotton clothes
Wear soft cotton clothes to get relief from itching and irritation of acne on your back and Shoulders. Tight clothes gather sweat and block skin pores, increasing acne on your back and body.
Exposure to pollutants
Avoid pollution and exposure to environments that may expose you to harsh chemicals like petroleum and cold dust and heat.
Yoga and Meditation to relieve stress and keep acne away
Acne breakouts reflect your stress level. Try keeping your body and mind relaxed by doing meditation or yoga. Low stress levels allow better movement of oxygen within the body, and your face remains clearer with less acne.Learn stress-management techniques and do some form of aerobic activity to help you manage stress.
Check your medicines
Certain medications for other health problems cause acne. If you notice any such symptoms, review your medicines with your doctor to reduce acne outbreaks.
Constipation has adverse effect on overall body function and it is one of the major acne causing factor.So it is important to get relieve from constipation. Below are few home remedies to get rid of constipation.
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Above listed are few quick tips to prevent acne coming again and again. Acne are not dangerous. But these may leave mark behind, which is enough to blow on your self confidence. If your acne are not getting in control and worsening day by day, then it is important to consult a doctor.