A Thing or Two about Acne
This skin problem is also known as whiteheads or pimples. It commonly strikes teenagers, but can be an issue with people of all ages. Basically, they are caused by bacterial actions in the pores of our skin. These pores, however, get clogged by the excessive dead skin found on the surface of our regular skin. This debris clogs the pores, leaving bacteria inside. The bacterial activity leads to infection and inflammation, which result in acne appearing, most commonly on one's face, shoulders, neck, chest and back. The problem is more apparent in teenagers, due to excessive hormonal activities, triggering extra production of oil on the surface of their skin, clogging the pores even more. Also, other bacterial activity may trigger acne as well, along with stress, which gives way to an unhealthy life, sleep deprivation and lack of appropriate diet.
However, since everything in our body is connected, we can prevent acne from ever appearing on our face by leading a healthy life, full of physical activity, backed up by proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle in general.
How To Stop Acne?
First and foremost, proper hygiene is a must. That being said, make sure you wash your face with an antibacterial soap at least 3 or 4 times a day. This will remove all the dead skin from your face and will keep it clean. Also, hair hygiene is crucial. Thus, wash your hair regularly and keep it away from your face.
Secondly, physical activity is an additional, necessary factor. Being a couch potato can lead to excessive fat, which in return can cause acne, among many other problems. So, you must stay fit and in shape, if you want to have a beautiful face and skin, with no pimples on it.
Thirdly, stay relaxed and avoid stress at all costs. Exercising may help you with this as well. Stress triggers hormonal imbalances, which cause excessive production of skin oil, which results in acne. Yoga, meditation, music and many other disciplines and things may all help you regain your calmness and enjoy life more, living without acne.
As for alternative approaches, there are homeopathic medications for these purposes, as well as numerous dermatological therapies all presenting effective choices.
Finally, avoid wearing makeup too often and wear sun glasses when you go out during a sunny day. Having a diet rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals, fiber and omega3 fatty acids, can all help our skin fight off or prevent acne. Also, drink enough water. Dehydration causes dry skin and skin problems, including acne. All in all, everything is connected. Thus, lead a lifestyle which prevents acne and acne will be gone from your life forever.