Monday, 28 September 2009

Preventing Adult Acne

Preventing & Treating Adult Acne

From Article published - October 01, 2008

When most people think of acne they associate it with teenagers although many adults suffer from acne as well. Adult acne affects 25% of all adult men and 50% of adult women at some time in their adult lives. And even though not all adults may suffer from acne, most have had a zit or two in their adult lives. People can develop unpleasant acne or have an acne recurrence in their 20s,30s,40s and beyond. It can be difficult to cope with no matter your age, and can cause depression and social anxiety in an adult, affecting adults the same way it can effect teens.

Acne occurs when the oil glands under hair follicles get plugged up, inflamed, or infected. Frequently the glands secrete too much of a thick waxy lubricant called sebum that keeps your skin healthy. Too much Sebum can block the pores and cause bacteria to thrive. When the follicles are irritated it can result in red bumps, whiteheads and blackheads. In more serious cases, cystic acne can occur. This type of acne is characterized by pus-filled cysts and deep nodules form around the inflamed follicles. Cystic acne can be very painful and can cause severe scars to the skin which can be hard to get rid of, even after the acne is gone.

So what is the solution? The answer may be as individual as we are. A good start is to wash your pillows and towels weekly. Bacteria can easily thrive in these warm areas and can affect your skin. For women, using natural makeup that will not clog your pores is also essential, for men it is smart to stay away from strongly scented (and chemical) lotions and aftershaves.

Eating healthy food is also a great treatment for acne. Making sure that you are clean on the inside will put a stop to pimples from forming on the outside. Foods rich in Vitamin B, D, and A as well as antioxidants, calcium, potassium, chloride, and magnesium will help you skin stay clear.

Even if you are one of the lucky ones who do not suffer from acne, taking extra precautions to keep your outside and inside healthy will only bring positive results.


Is acne your problem?
Are you spending too much money for chemical remedy? Do you want to apply a remedy but you are afraid it may be harsh? Try the natural way of treating your acne. You do not have to go that far… The treatment is right in your home. The doctor is right within you.

The most effective beauty tip of all times is: drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Hydrating your body will help you get rid toxins. Love your body and love your skin.

Healthy and clean acts may also help. Make sure that you do not leave makeup products on your skin because it contributes to clogging your pores, causing more pimples and blackheads. Do not sleep with make-up on. Also, keep your hair away from your face. Hair contains oil that may create breakouts to your skin.

Wash your pillow case and towels. They are absorbent and they absorb even acne-contributors too. Lastly, never prick your pimples. You do not want your face to be as dirty as your fingernails, right?

Eating healthy food because when you have ACNE would be best in order for you to cleanse yourself not only outside but also inside. It would indeed help if you lessen your oily or fatty food intake and foods that include refined sugars. Eating food rich in fiber is a remedy. Moreover, in order for you to maintain a healthy skin, eating food that is considered anti-oxidants would matter a lot. Food rich in Vitamins A, B and D as well as those rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorus, chloride, magnesium, zinc, iron and sodium.

When you maintain a diet which is high in beta-carotene, vitamin E and zinc, it would also be of help not only prevention but as well as in the healing process and anti-scarring of acne.

Beauty is skin deep. Yes it's true, but having beautiful skin will make you feel more beautiful for yourself (inside where it really counts).


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