Acne is zits and pimples that fill the face of all teenagers with a rare one or two percent exception, acne is every teenager's worst nightmare. It can destroy your appearance when appearance is the most important life or death matter for teenagers.
Some adults also suffer from late acne; it's also a nightmare especially for ones who already suffered from it when they were teenagers.
Acne destroys the social life of teenagers, therefore they go take extreme measures thinking they are solving the problem when in fact either they are increasing it or doing little about it, they start acne diet taking care of what they eat and keeping away of fatty foods, well it's a good step in dealing with other problems but not acne, also others may start taking extreme measures in self hygiene like washing their faces with weird high chemical stuff, again hygiene is great and wanted and can help a bit in preventing acne but the severe chemical stuff will irritate acne and make it worse so the acne diet and extreme hygiene measures are both misconceptions.
What causes acne and how to avoid it?
What causes acne are hormones that's why they appear in the teen age because of the severe hormonal change, these hormones produces heavy oils on the facial skin that causes acne, another misconception is using astringents is the real solutions which is wrong, it clears oils from the face yes but the oils that the hormones produce is much different which could lead to an increase in the problem.
It's important for you to keep away from sun when you have acne and using the right solution for it because acne solutions makes the skin more sensitive, also keep away from any tanning lamps as they have the same effect of sun, never ever scratch the acne blemishes as they will cause scars that will defect your face and need laser treatment to be fixed, finally don't wear any sporting accessories specially the ones that have a direct contact with your face.
Don't stop taking or applying any of your acne medications even if the acne clears, continue the treatment whether its creams or pills or both, consider even taking light sessions to keep your skin clear but first ask your doctor for the perfect solution.
Here are some tips for you to follow so as to prevent acne:
- Don't over wash acne prone areas, twice a day is very enough, over washing will cause irritation and make things worse.
- Gels and creams that contain benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are highly recommended to use in order to dry the extra facial oil.
- For girls, don't wear heavy make up or you will regret specially if you don't wipe it out before going to bed.
- If you work out or work in a sweaty job then make sure you immediately take a shower after finishing.