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Acne

Information about Acne

We Have to Know about the Acne

  • Commonly known as “Pimples” characterized by clogged skin pores.
  • Common in age group 12 to 24 years

Causes of Acne

  • Overproduction of oil from the skin glands
  • Skin irritation
  • Build up of bacteria in the clogged skin pores
  • Hormonal stimulation
  • Stress
  • Cosmetics
  • Lack of sleep
  • Food

Do’s of Acne

  1. Keep hair clean with regular shampooing
  2. Using natural cosmetics [like turmeric]

Don’ts of Acne

  • Do not wash the face excessively with soap
  • Avoid oily or greasy cosmetics
  • Do not pick or squeeze the pimples; it may get infected.

Signs & Symptoms of Acne

They appear as :

  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads
  • Pimples with pus-filled
  • Small lumps
  • Redness and tenderness

Medical advice for Acne

  • When there is no response to over-the-counter topical preparations
  • When the acne is infected and results in abscess formation. In severe condition, cystic acne is formed that is characterized by pus formation

Risk factors of Acne

  • Teenagers, both boys, and girls
  • In female two to seven days before their periods
  • Pregnant women
  • Some medicines like cortisones & oral contraceptives
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Over-the-counter topical preparations are generally helpful for mild acne
  • Tetmosol soap can be used
  • Salicylic acid is used
  • Infected cases may require antibiotics
  • Severe cases may require cosmetic surgery

Self-Care for Acne

  • Avoid fatty foods, sweets, chocolates, and other bakery items
  • Stress control

Other Advice

  Home Remedy

  1. Diet
    • Include carrots, pumpkin, vegetables, orange, and other fruits in your daily diet.
    • Drink plenty of water. It helps in flushing out cellular wastes and gives skin a healthy glow.
    •  Avoid food items like ice cream and sweets.
  2. Orange Peel Remedy for Acne.
  • Pound the orange peel with water on a piece of stone and apply to acne affected areas.
  • Apply Neem leaf paste on acne affected areas.
  1. Hygiene
    • Wash & rub gently with plenty of cold or warm water repeatedly (3 to 4 times a day).
    • Dry the skin gently with a cotton towel.
Symptoms of Acne
     Symptoms of Acne