Acne is a confidence total knockout that can bring some insecurities. Acne is not gender-based and it affects anyone from teenagers to adults, though very common in teens. Women can also experience acne during some life-changing stages. Acne itself is bad enough and yet you might have to also deal with stubborn after effects that’s the unpleasant scars. We hope to outgrow it but it can, unfortunately, accompany you into adulthood. A common skin condition that affects the face, at times the chest and the upper part of the back, shoulders to upper arms. It is is quite important that you know how to deal with Acne-prone skin.
Acne is not pimples, pimples are one of the symptoms for acne which is a skin disease that affects our oil glands & hair follicles. Acne is a skin inflammation that causes red, black and whites spots which can be in the form of pimples, cysts, blackheads or whiteheads. It is caused by blocked sebaceous glands in the skin. To take care of your skin you need the basic skin routine which is cleansing, exfoliate, moisturize and sunscreen.
Firstly visit your doctor so you can get help with understanding the reasons behind your acne and to get the correct treatment and skincare products. Seeing a doctor or pharmacist for advice will also assist you in saving you time & money on products that might be expensive yet not effective. Spend and invest in what will work for you. Routine checkups helps on how to deal with Acne-prone skin.
Let us look at the dos and don’ts:
Hands off your face
Hands are often too busy and they easily come across too much dirt. Remember your hands can go from scratching your oily itchy hair/scalp/body to touching dirty surfaces or objects. All these will easily be transferred to your face. Regular touching of the face will also spread the same acne bacteria on your face from one part of the face to next and you will find yourself covered with scars & acne all over your face. In the process of trying to resist the urge to touch, wash your hands regularly so you can touch with clean hands should you find it difficult not to touch. Do not squeeze or pick because it will worsen the condition and give you permanent scars. Squeezing will cause more inflammation forcing bacteria deeper in the skin and spreading it further into other parts of the skin that was not affected. This is another preventative measure on how to deal with Acne-prone skin.
Choose hair & skin products wisely
It is one of the methods of how to deal with Acne-prone skin. Based on your acne condition you would obviously go for products that would fight off the acne. Your acne condition might just be the correct hair products away. On the above topic we just highlighted the issues of transferring hair oils to the face. The hair products might be the cause of the problem or they might worsen it. Go for oil-free skin moisturizers that do not block the pores and as you get advice from the doctor or pharmacist try to also discuss the hair products that will not promote the acne.
Watch your diet & medication
Certain diet may be linked to acne according to researchers. Keeping track of what you eat might help you trace certain foods that might trigger the acne. What we put in our mouths might come back to haunt us either through our skin, weight or certain illnesses. Taking certain medications like corticosteroids can trigger acne so find out what is in the meds before you continue sabotaging yourself. A lot of people avoid doctors and go for over-the-counters without proper knowledge maybe because it works for the condition they buy it for. It’s best you ask questions from the pharmacist and read the info leaflet. Drink adequate amount of water, eat healthy every day and exercise might help. Watching your diet is another method of how to deal with Acne-prone skin
Avoid sun exposure & apply sunscreen
Sun exposure aggravates acne, it damages your skin and it might give you hyperpigmentation. Related article https://womenissues.co.za/10-tried-and-tested-ways-to-get-rid-of-pigmentation/. Use oil-free sunscreen and that should be anti-acne. Avoiding sun exposure is another measure on how to deal with Acne-prone skin.
As hard as it might sound, try to avoid stress or limit it but it helps on how to deal with Acne-prone skin . Stress might not be the cause but it will also aggravate both acne and pigmentation. There is a close relationship between them.
Follow the correct cleansing routine
Clean your face twice a day preferably with no hot water and gently pat dry the skin. Gently exfoliate without harsh scrubbing. Apply treatment products as soon as your are done pat drying to increase absorption. Do not forget your sunscreen in the morning & don’t go changing your products without giving them a chance to work especially because your have money to throw around by buying new products. Allow at least 6-8 weeks to give them a fair chance to see if there is an improvement or not unless you instantly see a bad reaction. This method also helps on how to deal with Acne-prone skin.
Lastly our “can’t really control” hormones
Our hormones fluctuate with adults during pregnancy, menopause or menstrual cycles which can be the cause of acne. Teenagers are more affected by the reason behind the increase in androgen & testosterone during those teenage years when they go through a lot of hormonal swings of puberty.
Try to follow the above and see what change might come your way. In doing so the priority is to start right especially in severe cases, not what product worked wonders with your friend because there might be different reasons behind your acne problems including health issues. Recommendations can be great but they can be complete nightmare as well. To start right as it was mentioned in the beginning of the article is to consult a professional who can help find the root cause and the treatment thereof. Should you feel or believe it’s a family problem don’t be discouraged because you can control it and win the battle.
Word of advice
Be committed to right routine, invest in good products, be gentle to your skin, be besties with a dermatologist and lastly be patient.
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