How to cope with acne at home
Posted By: Lindsay Schroeder Posted In: Uncategorized Date Posted: December 16th, 2011 Comments: 0

Acne is a common skin ailment which is basically caused due to inflammatory disorder of the oil glands, resulting in secretion of excessive oil. As a result of which, the pores get blocked and dirt, debris, bacteria, and inflammatory cells build up under the skin leading to formation of pimples. Acne is a very common problem with teenagers, due to the increased secretion of oil in the skin because of the hormonal changes. If you’re looking for a home acne treatment, the best thing your can do is change your behavior.

There are basically two types of acne – inflammatory acne and non-inflammatory acne. Papule, pustule, nodule and cyst are the examples of inflammatory acne, whereas whitehead and blackhead are examples of non-inflammatory acne. Here are some excellent tips for treating acne at home.

1. Do not squeeze or pick at the blemishes as it only makes the acne worse.

2. Keeping your skin oil and dirt free is the key to successfully combating acne, so wash your face at least twice a day with mild cleanser and soap.

3. Diet plays a very important role in acne management. People who are prone to acne should avoid high intake of sugary fruits and juices, fried foods, white rice, white bread, pasta, potatoes and sweetened beverages.

4. Milk and dairy products contain certain hormones that stimulate the sebaceous or the oil glands, resulting in oily skin. So if you are suffering from acne, it is best to avoid milk and dairy products.

5. Alcohol has an astringent effect on the skin resulting in shrinkage of the skin pores, making them more prone to clogging. Clogged pores are the starting point that finally results in development of full-fledged pimples. Hence it is very important for those suffering from acne to stay away from alcohol or just drink alcohol occasionally.

6. Stimulants like coffee, tea and cigarettes should be avoided too as they stimulate the sebaceous glands to secrete more oil that will ultimately results in making the acne worse.

7. Applying over-the-counter topical anti-acne ointments containing benzoyl peroxide, sulphuric or salicylic acid can help in controlling acne.

8. To reduce acne breakouts it is strongly recommended to change your pillow cases frequently. Also use a separate towel for your face. Keeping a good hygiene is one of the best ways to cope with acne.

From now on follow these tips for home acne treatment and I am sure that you will be able to prevent acne breakouts. In case the acne is severe and uncontrollable, it is best to consult a dermatologist at the earliest.

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