Just when you think you’ve defeated your acne it comes back – in the same exact spot. No, it can’t be. But it has…why would this happen and how do you stop it from happening again? Read on to get your questions answered.
1. Recurrent acne is defined as pores that are continuously being clogged with oil and bacteria, causing acne to reappear when the pores get inflamed and infected. The increased amount of oil production (sebum) happens due to hormonal imbalance.
2. There are two types of recurrent acne: The first is mild to moderate and include whiteheads and blackheads. The second type is moderate to severe and includes cysts and nodules (cystic acne).
3. Recurrent acne is caused by hormone imbalances in the body. The people most affected are teenagers, anyone dealing with a lot of stress and lack of sleep, women dealing with PMS, pregnancy, and sometimes even certain birth controls can affect your skin.
4. To minimize reoccurring acne, cleanse your skin twice a day, moisturize with an oil-free moisturizer, use a topical acne cream, change your pillowcase every couple of days, pull your hair off your face if your hair tends to get oily, and change your hand towel every couple of days as well.
5. It’s also important to get at least 8 hours of sleep a night so your skin can restore itself while you sleep.
6. Make an appointment if your acne is becoming more severe and painful.
7. Follow a healthy eating plan, drink plenty of water, and workout regularly.
You CAN fight this battle against recurrent acne. It just takes a little time, patience, and TLC of your skin. We are here to help you!