Monday, 2 January 2012

How To Treat Acne - What You Need To Consider

Today we will talk about how to treat acne - a disease that can turn a life into a nightmare. Nowadays it is really important to look great, and that's why we can't afford to have any imperfections on our skin. Of course, these are all standards set by the elite, but in order to achieve anything in this life, we need to follow them (at least partially).

What Is Acne?

Acne's full name is "Acne Vulgaris," but since using one word is much simpler + it can be easily remembered, people just stuck with the unofficial version of the name. Acne is a disease that occurs when the sebaceous glands produce an oily substance called sebum, which serves as our body's natural moisturizer. When excessive amounts of sebum combine with dead skin cells and bacteria, it tends to block the pores, which results in acne.

Usually, this skin disease appears on the chest, shoulders, back, buttocks and face.

This disease is so common nowadays, that only a few people even bother to take care of their skin - they just think it is an important part of going through puberty. Latest statistics show that almost 20 million people here in the U.S are suffering from this skin disease.

Why Do Some People Get Acne?

Despite the fact that this is one of the most spread diseases in the world, it is still not completely determined what causes this skin disease to appear. Here are a few theories:

1) Gender - males tend to suffer from it more than females.

2) Age - Acne occurs also because of hormonal changes, and when do they happen as much as during puberty?

3) Genetics - some families have a predisposition towards getting acne.

4) Diet - Foods do not really cause acne, but they sure can complicate matters.

5) Cosmetics - oil-based makeups can also play an important role in getting acne.

6) Stress - it causes some internal chemistry processes to speed up the development of this skin disease.

There are also other reasons why people get acne, and I will discuss them in my later articles.

How To Treat Acne?

If you have an extremely severe form of acne, go to your local dermatologist. No, I mean it! With this dangerous skin condition, you need professional help.

But in most cases, your acne should be absolutely treatable at home. Here are some most common natural ways to treat this skin disease:

1) Wash your face at least twice a day with a sulfur based soap. Be gentle to your skin and do not scrub it. Over-washing your epidermis will cause it to dry out, therefore increasing the development of sebum - an oily substance that is responsible for acne.

2) Drink lots of water.

3) Eat more fruits and vegetables - they contain vitamins that make a skin healthier.

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1 comment:

  1. Wash your face twice per day, once when you wake and once before you go to bed. If you are not doing this already then you must get into the habit. Cleaning the face regularly will keep dust and alien particles at bay, which minimizes the possibility of blackheads to a great extent, while removing the blackheads already in your skin.
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