How To Get Rid Of Acne

How To Get Rid Of Acne
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Acne is primarily known to affect your face yet this can also be found on one's chest, neck shoulders, back and other parts of the body. Excess oil secreted by an overactive sebaceous gland mixes with dead skin cells and thereby blocking the skin pores this is how acne starts to form. With the introduction of bacteria, the pores become inflamed.

Acne could be considered to be one problem that disturbs many, especially the teens, who are found to experience this condition more - as they go through their puberty stage. Not to be exempted as well are the adults who worry much about their looks - when going to work or in other public places.

Acne is especially of concern to many if this is found in the face. Unlike the other parts of the body, you can do only so much to hide your face with whiteheads, blackheads and pimples on it. Those who have acne in their chests and backs may not have to deal with the concern of other people seeing it yet controlling acne should still be a concern, as this is a skin problem.

Some teens would like to approach treatment of acne by aggressively rubbing their faces with strong cleansers yet this may just irritate your skin more making your acne worse. It is believed to better approach it gently and cleaning it moderately will be enough. Using the proper skin cleansers will also be necessary and this is why it is best to consult your dermatologist about it.

Usually, cleansers with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid are used for mild acne. Benzoyl peroxide helps unclog pores and kills the bacteria. It also helps against the inflammation of the skin. Salicylic acid aids in effectively shedding off the dead cells of the skin.

Whiteheads and blackheads have been observed to respond well to salicylic acid. While for pimples, you may want to use a cleanser with benzoyl peroxide as an active ingredient. It is also advisable to use one product at a time for you acne problems though there are a lot of acne treatment products out there that you can use. Tempting it may be to give your acne all you've got this may work to your disadvantage. So take your acne treatment one step at a time.

It may also be to your benefit if you start to recognize the factors that may result to acne. Knowing these will empower you to take an active role in preventing an acne breakout. Factors as bad cosmetics and use of birth control pills; then there are hormone problems and stress factors that will contribute to your having an acne. Being able to proactively address these factors will put more weapons in your arsenal in your fight against acne.

While most treatments for acne are available over the counter, such approach is only advisable if the degree or grade of your acne is mild. Self treatment may be possible but one must try to learn first what he or she might be trying to do. Especially when you are treating your face with acne, it might not be wise to experiment and leave your looks to chance.

At any rate, consulting an expert in skin care is still the best option for you. They have the right knowledge and experience to approach your case appropriately. The chances of addressing your acne problems effectively is definitely higher than by doing it all by yourself. You also don't have to research and learn such skin problems and their treatments by yourself fittingly, you will be leaving your skin problems to the hands of the experts.

And during treatment, one must accept the fact that you can't just expect to get rid of acne in just days. Like all things, it must run its natural course. And while you are still in the process, you should keep your head high and not allow yourself to be too conscious of your skin condition. Remember, you are not the only dealing with acne but even if you are what good does it do to think lowly of yourself?

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