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It is difficult to find a commercial product that will cure acne or even clear it up for a prolonged period. If you can prevent acne from growing on your skin in the first place, this is a far more ...

It is difficult to find a commercial product that will cure acne or even clear it up for a prolonged period. If you can prevent acne from growing on your skin in the first place, this is a far more effective way of dealing with the issue. . visit us at www.acnecuretips.info for useful tips.

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  • ==== ====For more info and tips you can visit:www.acnecuretips.info==== ====What is Acne?Acne is a common skin condition characterized by plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads),pimples that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and even upper arms.Acne commonly starts in the early teen years, when the oil glands in the body start secretingexcess sebum (oil).Although acne is usually not a serious health threat, it can be a source of significant emotionaldistress. Severe acne can lead to permanent scarring.Who gets acne?#Anyone can get acne, but it is most common in teenagers. It may be worse in boys because theyhave more skin oils.#Changing hormone levels in adolescent girls and adult women two to seven days before theirmenstrual period starts.#Heredity also plays a role. If your mother and father had bad acne, you may too get it.#Some people are extra sensitive to the bacteria that are trapped in their hair follicles.What causes acne?The exact cause of acne is unknown, but doctors believe it results from several related factors.One important factor is an increase in hormones called androgens (male sex hormones). Thesehormones increase in both boys and girls during puberty and cause the sebaceous glands toenlarge and secrete more sebum. Hormonal changes related to pregnancy; starting or stopping ofbirth control pills can also cause acne in women.Another factor is heredity. Researchers believe that the tendency to develop acne can be inheritedfrom parents.Certain cosmetics and drugs, including androgens, are known to cause acne. Greasy cosmeticsmay alter the cells of the follicles and make them stick together, giving rise to a plugged pore.Environmental factors, such as grease, pollution and dirt.
  • Stress and tension - related to hormonal change.Does acne in women become worse before periods?Yes. Due to hormonal changes during menstruation, many women get acne two to seven daysbefore their periods. This gets heightened in teenage years as lot of hormonal changes take placeat this time.Factors that can make acne worse -Factors that can cause an acne flare include:oChanging hormonal levels in adolescents. In girls and adult women, before their menstrual periodstartsoOil from cosmetics, skin products or greaseoPressure from garments, helmets, sports gear, tight elasticoEnvironmental irritants, such as pollution and high humidityoHard scrubbing of the skinWhat kind of clothes/cosmetics affect acne?If there is constant pressure resulting from headbands, bra straps, waist bands, it could causeacne eruption in those areas of the skin.Certain cosmetics could lead to blackhead formation in the skin. Avoid hair oils, which induceblackheads and whiteheads along your hairline. Some people are also sensitive to suntan lotions.Does acne cause scars?Acne, especially cystic acne, can cause scars in some people. You can help reduce scarring bynot squeezing blemishes. Also, avoid scrubbing your skin. If you do get scars, treatment isavailable.Some truths about acne:►Acne most often starts at around age 11 for girls and 13 for boys.►There is no scientific evidence to prove that junk food and greasy foods cause acne.►Theres no scientific evidence to back up the claim that oily skin or hair causes acne►If you or your spouse had acne as a teenager, there is likelihood that your teen willexperience this.
  • Some myths about acne:#Eating chocolate and greasy foods-like french-fries, burgers, causes acne breakouts.#Getting a tan helps clear up acne.#If you scrub your face more often, your skin will be clearer and you will not get acne.#Dirty skin causes acne;#Stress does not cause acne.How is acne treated?Acne is treated by skin specialists known as dermatologists.The goal is to cure existing lesions, prevent new lesions from erupting, prevent scarring, andminimize the emotional pressure and embarrassment caused by acne. Not only girls, but alsoeven boys face a very traumatic experience in their adolescent period. Drugs are used to reduceseveral problems that play a part in causing acne:oabnormal clumping of cells in the folliclesoincreased oil productionobacteriaoInflammation.Depending on the extent of the problem as well as the type of acne, the doctor may recommendsome over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and/or prescription medicines. Some may be topical(applied to the skin), and others may be oral (taken by mouth).How should people with acne take care of their skin?#Clean skin gently.#Avoid frequent handling of the skin - People who squeeze, pinch, or pick the pimples riskdeveloping scars. They should avoid rubbing and touching their skin lesions.#Shave carefully#Choose cosmetics carefully#Avoid a sunburn or suntan - many of the medicines used to treat acne can make a person moreprone to sunburn.Some home remedies for acne cure -
  • 1. Dried orange peel pounded well with water. Applied to affected acne areas like a face mask.Remove after 10 minutes.2. Grated pieces of cucumber to be applied on the affected area.3. Rub the pimple with a fresh clove of garlic.4. Drinking plenty of water to flush out toxins from body. It also imparts a healthy glow to the skin5. A paste of Fenugreek (Methi) leaves applied overnight on acne and washed off next morninghelps control the problem.What works for one person may not work for another. What is an appropriate treatment for oneperson may not clear anothers acne. Do not get impatient! Get medical treatment if your conditiongets worse.Read More on Treatments by Ayurveda and Home Remedies at http://www.ayushveda.comReadmore about Ayurveda at Worlds Largest Portal on Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Remedies. - The FreeAyurvedicEncyclopediaArticle Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Dr_John_Anne==== ====For more info and tips you can visit:www.acnecuretips.info==== ====