Acne is Unique to each Person
Acne can occur in both men and women, and at any age and is a nightmare to deal with. While it is mostly associated with young active skin types, acne can be more severe when it occurs in adulthood. This common disorder can range from mild to severe forms can cause extensive scarring and can occur somewhere between the ages of 11 to 50. Regardless of age, gender skin colour or ethnicity what causes acne is the same across the board. “Hormones” All grades of acne have this one thing in common. Hormones are responsible for all cellular actions.
There are certain basics for fighting breakouts that are essential if you are going to have any chance of winning this battle. To create a plan of action it is essential to understand what really can help your skin. If your don’t you could end up making the condition worse than it was to begin with or at best find temporary relief only to have the problem’s show up time and time again.
Let’s start by getting a better understanding of the different grades of Acne
The Battle Plan
What You Shouldn’t Do
- Don’t use harsh or irritating skin care products.You will always hear me say the importance of using gentle cleansing for all skin types. This concept is very difficult for someone with oily /acne skin to believe because the desire to really clean and scrub the skin is almost irresistible.
- Oversqueezing, Picking, digging, scraping, or poking at pimples may be hard to resist and you may think it speeds up the healing but in fact it sets you up for more problems. Creating scabs and constantly reinjuring the lesion just increases the chance of scarring.
- Wiping or rubbing the skin aggressively will make the irritation worse.
- Take advice from a friend on what to use on your skin! This will end in a graveyard of products in your bathroom that failed miserably to give you the result you wanted.
What You Can Do?
Start a gently skin care home programme that will clean, exfoliate and hydrate your skin. Effective treatment works by reducing oil production, eliminating skin cell build up on the surface of the skin and in the pore and killing the bacteria.
- Get advice from a professional and start with a proper plan of action. A professional will be able to analysis your skin and know how to create a good balance between active ingredients to tackle the excess sebum, blemishes etc and rehydrate the skin with the proper ingredients
- Start taking supplements that will help to tackle the problem from within.
- Learn how to clean your skin correctly
- Educate yourself about foods and diet.
- Drink more water to hydrate your skin from the inside out. A hydrated skin is a healthy skin!
Let’s bust up them myths
The Skin Whispers Overview
Acne can strike at any age. It’s more common among teenagers and it can often show up in women who are going through menopause because it surfaces during times of hormonal imbalance. When glands produce more oil than normal the pores get clogged allowing bacteria to grow. Creating good habits around daily skin care, diet and supplements will equip the skin to handle any imbalances that occur. However the one thousand piece jigsaw puzzle of Acne/Oily skin takes time to put together but it’s worth it!
Like I said at the beginning of this blog acne is a complex skin condition. I have only scratched the surface and brought as much information to you so that you can understand how the skin operates under these hormonal conditions and hopefully will help you make more informed decisions about what’s happening with your skin. The importance of foods, cleansing, using the correct products with the correct ingredients, supplements and lifestyle can have a big impact on achieving positive, sustainable results in the skin.
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