Clear, glowing skin is everyone’s ultimate goal. If you were granted three wishes we’re sure one of them would definitely be to have glowing, acne free skin forever. But sadly, not all of us have the good fortune of being granted wishes and acne is a real problem with not so simple solutions.
Acne can be caused due multiple reasons, hormones and a bad diet are just a few of them. They are mainly caused due to clogged pores. Pores can get clogged due to excess productions oil or sebum, bacteria, hormones or dead cells and ingrown hair. It can occur at any age and its not just limited to your face.
There are two major types of acne – inflammatory acne and non-inflammatory acne.
- Non-inflammatory acne:
Cause: This type of acne that does not cause swelling or redness. Blackheads and whiteheads fall in the non-inflammatory acne category.
Non-inflammatory acne can be treated easily with exfoliation and the cleansing, toning, moisturizing routine.
Treatment: Salicylic acid is usually recommended for the treatment of non-inflammatory acne. But apart from that homemade scrubs and regular face clean-ups can help clear this type of acne.
- Inflammatory acne:
Cause: What we usually call pimples are actually inflammatory acne. These are the red swollen spots that appear on your face at the most inopportune moments. One of the reasons for inflammatory acne is sebum build up but the main reason for this type of acne is bacteria. Bacteria can cause an infection deep beneath the skin’s surface. This may result in painful acne spots that are hard to get rid of.
Treatment: Inflammatory acne is best treated with prescription medication & diagonose by a dermatologist.
Acne can be caused due multiple reasons, hormones and a bad diet are just a few of them. They are mainly caused due to clogged pores.
Acne is a problem that we all face from time to time, but a few simple changes in our lives can help us reduce their occurrence a great deal. Here are some tips to keep in mind for clear skin.
- Hydration: You need to always keep your skin hydrated. This can be done not only through applying the right moisturizers but also by also drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
- Cleansing: It is extremely important to keep your skin clean at all times. Wash your face whenever you come home from outside. Also avoid touching your face too often as that can cause bacteria transfer.
- Balanced Diet: What we out in our body shows on our face. So eat a balanced diet with all the essential nutrients and avoid junk food.