A Simple Truth behind Acne
Teenagers and young adults in particular regard acne as one of their irritating and upsetting nuisance they have to put up with on a daily basis. The fact that when people wake up seeing several unsightly acne and pimples make their mornings relatively displeasing to a point it will ultimately affect them for the rest of the day physically and socially. The first reaction to people suffering from acne problems for the first time assumes that the best and flawless treatment for acne is seeing the dermatologist and purchasing expensive skin care packages and treatment.
An important point to reflect is that not all cases of acne problems are treated the same. Although all acne problems have the same pathophysiology in hormonal fluctuations that lead to an increase in oil production which is primarily the main cause of acne, an important consideration is therefore needed to be stressed out that not all acne will respond to the same medical treatment regimen. What people don’t know is that the human body through the course of evolution has its natural way of correcting imbalances in the body and acne is no exception. With proper rest, optimal nutrition and proper skin care acne problems can be treated and healthy looking skin can be restored.
Acne Treatment Options
Often times people read or hear dozens of acne myths. One popular myth is eating oily and greasy foods can lead to formation of acne. Although this may be a plausible factor, food intake isn’t directly the cause of acne. Clogged pores on the face caused by excessive oil combined with dirt and irritants are the main cause of acne. Treatment for acne should basically consist of proper skin treatment which doesn’t necessarily mean expensive ones. Washing the face twice a day with a mild non-comedogenic soap or sulfur based soap once in the morning and then before sleeping is perhaps the easiest and cheapest way to treat acne. It is important not to wash the face more than the recommended time as this can further exacerbate sebaceous glands to produce more oil thus worsening acne.
When home remedy treatments don’t seem to work or people are just impatient for results, a more expensive option to treat acne would be medical procedures such as laser peels that work by finely peeling deep-seated dirt on the skin leaving a glowing radiant skin. This form of acne treatment however requires several sessions and is generally quite expensive.
Modifying Diet and Lifestyle for Treating Acne
- Eat a well balanced diet coupled with taking-in multi-vitamins and plenty of water to ensure the body has the right balance of nutrition in order for the body to be at its peak function in maintaining its regulatory and healing functions.
- Consume natural sources of vitamin A, C and E such as carrots, fruit juices and nuts (in moderate amounts) since these vitamins not only strengthen the skin and mucus membranes but also help in reducing sebum production. Their potent anti-oxidant properties rid of toxins that hasten skin ageing as well.
- Avoid wearing heavy makeup especially with the onset of ongoing acne since the use of makeup contributes to clogging up the pores leading to more pimples and eventually more acne outbreaks.
- Keeping your hair short and off the face will help lessen the chances of acne and pimples from occurring since the hair contains oil and dirt which are constantly exposed to the elements.
- Never squeeze blackheads and pimples because even the slightest of scratching, rubbing and squeezing them can ultimately lead to irritation and infection which results in more pimples and more acne formations.
The best treatment for acne is relatively subjective and depends on an individual which some believe can be achieved from what their money can provide while others opt for trying cheaper non- conventional treatments to treat acne problems. The above suggestions are just some basic practices that may not directly treat active acne problems but to some degree can alleviate the problems caused by acne.