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
- Lack of sleep
Do’s of Acne
- Keep hair clean with regular shampooing
- 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 :
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.