The exact cause of acne is unknown. Despite the endless research that has been done to date, nothing has ever been conclusive as to what causes acne.
According to Journal Of Investigative Dermatology the main reason people develop acne is due to a hormonal imbalance and the lifestyle which includes exposure to environmental factors such as dust, kitchen fumes or traffic fumes.
With the onset of puberty we begin to overproduce male hormones called androgens. These hormones stimulate the oil glands in the skin and cause the pore clogging. The extra oil in the skin mixes with dead skin cells and the bacteria found on the surface of the skin. As a result the pores are clogged and inflammation in the follicles shows up in a form of painful zits or acne. This ruthless disorder can affect you emotionally as well as physically.
Sugar is a main cause of many health and skin problems.
Acne DO’s Tip 1: Wash Your Face Twice Daily with a gentle but exfoliating cleanser. Fruit acid cleanser like glycolic or AHA is best.
It seems really simple but this tip alone can prevent breakouts and other skin problems. Gentle exfoliation with a fruit acids sloughs off excess oil and bacteria from your face, back, and the neck while keeping the correct ph balance. Witch hazel and Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar can be used as a home remedy or quick acne treatment at home. Take it to the gym to wash off the face oils after workout.
Acne Don’ts Tip#1 Don’t use anything harsh, gritty on your skin as it strips the protective layer of the skin and in effect makes you more oily. Exfoliate with fruit acid or homemade masks made of egg whites and honey.
Acne DO’s Tip 2: Touching the skin with the hands and even the phone would clearly deposit bacteria onto the skin. Avoid touching your face.
Acne Don’ts Tip#2: Don’t pick, squeeze or scratch off your pimples. Not only this complicates the matters and spreads the infection under the skin resulting in more zits not to mention acne scars which are not very attractive either.
Acne Do’s Tip 3: Choose Your Cosmetics Wisely.
While searching through aisles of skin care products and makeup make sure they are mineral based or natural. For the oil-free product to be spreadable wax or glycerin is added to it and that is a synthetic oil. All skin care products that are not oil free contain natural oils which are beneficial for the skin.
Acne Don’ts Tip#3 Don’t buy into the oil-free frenzy. Oil free products are not good for the skin as they are made of chemicals and contain wax or glycerin to help it with spreadability. Look for products with natural oils such as lemon oil, jojoba oil, olive oil and so on. Make sure the first ingredient is water and the first five ingredients don’t list words that you can’t pronounce as this would indicate a synthetic compound.