Caring for Acne

Acned skin tends to be oily. A good acne treatment will cure, reduce the risk of scarring, and make skin's appearance more attractive.

Therapy can be initiated by identifying the source of the acne trigger, recognizing what gives good results, and selecting appropriate cosmetics.

Acne treatment varies according to the severity. A mild acne can be treated with a cleanser, creams, and topical gels. An inflamed acne may require antibiotics or hormonal pills. Cases of severe acne become better with oral isotretinoin.

Black spots of acne scars can be treated with a mild exfoliating cream, facial, or chemical peeling. Acne scars can be treated with dermabrasion, fillers, or laser.

Some conditions that aggravate acne should be avoided, such as emotional stress, hormonal fluctuations, cosmetics, hair care products, and certain foods with iodine like salty crackers and snacks, sugar and cocoa, and asparagus and broccoli.

Hands too often touch the face and squeeze blackheads should be avoided because it'll increase the number of bacteria in the mouth of the oil glands.

Acne trigger medications are, such as lithium, dilantin, and corticosteroids.

Facial treatments that can be done are:

1. Cleanse your face twice a day using a special acne soap, or a mild one like baby soap. Avoid using scrubs. After cleaning, you can apply lotion or toner that contain benzoyl peroxide.

2. Don't squeeze pimples.

3. If you use glasses, make sure always to be clean from the face oil.

4. Wipe cosmetics before you sleep.

5. Don't let the hair loose to the forehead to avoid clogging dirt and oil.

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