How to fix your Acne problems?
Our skin is made with delicacy and passion and it is tough enough to bear the heavy storms, the heat of the crimson red sun, and it is so delicate that the tiny dust particles, bacteria, viruses can cause serious issues like acne. The skin has a variety of skin layers and the most upper one, the epidermis, has tiny holes that allow it to breathe. When these holes get jammed by bacteria, dead skin cells, oil, and dirt, it can cause acne.
What is acne?
It is a condition in which the tiny holes in our skin are plugged with bacteria, dead skin cells, oil, and dirt. It results in pimples, black or whiteheads on the face, chest, shoulders, and upper back. Acne is the most common skin condition and it affects all age groups.
Reasons for acne:
Our skin has a highly sophisticated way of maintaining our skin health but it can get off track when we face too much pollution in our daily routine.
Our skin has special openings called the follicle which is comprised of hair and a sebaceous gland. The sebaceous gland discharges sebum oil, which comes out of the pore right on our skin. The sebum keeps your skin moisturized and delicate.
This easy-going process can get obstructed by simple issues and cause acne. You may face acne if there’s too much oil being produced in skin pores, or bacteria or dead skin cells clog the pores.
Acne can be genetic as well, it is seen in children whose parents have acne tend to develop this condition. It can occur due to hormonal changes, certain medications or a high dosage of carbohydrates.
Acne can be treated by some precautions, however, if it is severely spreading you must consult your doctor. One of the foremost reasons for acne is that we often find ourselves touching our face unconditionally. It causes the spread of many viruses, bacteria, and excess of oil on the skin. One of the best acne treatment are:
- Wash your face to clear out the extra oil
- Drink the recommended amount of water every day
- Using non-comedogenic makeup
- Sleep for at least 8 hours every day
- Exercise and focus on being free from stress
- Don’t pop your pimples (it deserves a post of its own)
If you wash your face regularly and still have acne, it is because the bacteria on your skin are constantly breaking into new pores, which can be the root of a new pimple. Acne is treatable and there’re some medications that can help to prevent it.
- Benzoyl peroxide: It is a nonprescription drug that helps to kill bacteria associated with acne. This chemical is present in most anti-acne creams and lotions. Benzoyl peroxide is easily available at drugstores and it can bleach your clothes as well, so be careful while applying it on your chest or back.
- Resorcinol: This chemical compound is antibacterial and antifungal. It is used to breaking down the hard skin and to remove dead skin cells from the pores.
- Salicylic acid: This ingredient is found in most lotions, creams, and gels that claim to prevent the pores of the skin from clogging.
- Sulfur: It helps to remove the excess of oil and dries your skin evenly to prevent acne.
- Topical retinol creams: This cream is beneficial but it can scare away the user as its usage may initiate a chain reaction of removing the pimples under the skin before their formation. The overall procedure may take 8-12 weeks and the overall acne conditions may get worse before showing improvement.
How do I get rid of acne scars?
Once you pop that pimple, to get rid of all the gluey stuff, or for personal satisfaction, it can leave a permanent scar on your skin.
The question is “How to get rid of acne scars”, right? Well, for most of the part, you’ll have to see the doctor. But if You are concerned about if the acne removal treatments will hurt or if they are expensive, I suggest that you try this small trick.
Trick: Baking Soda as an Exfoliant:
Pour some water in a bowl and add 2 teaspoons of baking soda, then mix it thoroughly to make a paste. Apply the paste on the acne scars for a few minutes and wash it off. You have to be consistent with this method on a daily basis for about 4-7 weeks.