How To Care For Acne Prone Skin

Posted for Acne On April 23, 2009


Acne prone skin is perhaps the most difficult to manage. One of the prime reasons for acne is oily skin. Oily skin accumulates dirt and debris more than other skin types. This clogs the skin pores and forms a breeding place for bacteria which further leads to acne.

Though, difficult to manage, taking care of acne prone skin is not impossible. Here are some tips to help keep acne at bay:

Don’t touch your face with your hands
When do you not use your hands? As you read this article, your hand might be resting on the computer mouse. During the course of the day, your hands touch so many things. It could be typing on the keyboard, opening the door or just about anything. All these surfaces are covered with bacteria and when you touch your face with your hands, you end up transferring the bacteria there. Therefore, always avoid touching your face or worse picking pimples already on your face.

Keep hair off your face
People with oily skin generally have oily hair. When oily hair falls over your face, the oil residues get transferred on the face and adds to the greasiness. Dirt, debris and excessive oil residues can clog your skin pores and accelerate acne inflammations and pimples. If there are pimples on your forehead, cheeks or chin, it might be a cause of oily hair falling onto your face.

Wash your face regularly
Ideally, it’s enough to wash your face twice a day. However, people with oily and acne prone skin should wash their face three times a day to combat excessive oiliness. Once in the morning, once in the afternoon and once at night before going to bed. Also make sure you wash your face with a lightweight oil-free cleanser.

Follow an acne skin care regimen
Following a skin care regimen is essential and people with oily and acne prone skin should make sure that they follow an acne skin care regimen. Use anti-acneic skin care products that particularly cater to oily skin types.

Do Not Stress
Acne and pimples are often consequences of how stressed you are! Stress can have a severe influence on your skin. It can promote acne inflammations and cause dark circles under the eyes. Moreover, acne can be caused by hormonal fluctuations as well. For instance, right before you have your monthly period, you might have a pimple or two.

Sleep Well
While you sleep, you skin performs its healing process. Lack of sleep means not letting the skin rest and heal. This results in acne breakouts and inflammations. Always make it a point to get at least 6-8 hours of sleep every night.

If you keep all these points in mind, acne will be kept at bay. Take care…



Acne Anguishes

Posted for Acne On October 1, 2008

What can be the worst start to a day? No, you are not running late for work… Your car is working fine. You have not missed any appointments whatsoever!

For someone like me, it can be just be a look in the mirror and finding a red pimple staring at my face. And I’m sure that’s the case with most of you as well.

Acne is a cause of anguish to one and all. And this is not something that goes away when you want it to. It can happen suddenly and take a good long time to fade away. And you are left wondering if there is any respite at all.

Let me take you on a whirlwind journey to trace the roots and causes of acne!

Causes of Acne

Your skin has millions of pores all over it. And through the day, these pores accumulate excess oils, dirt residues and debris. Now this accumulated debris gives rise to blackheads and whiteheads that appear on the skin. Consequently, pimples and blemishes being to show face.

Additionally, the sex hormones are on a high during adolescence which triggers off increased oil production by the body. Because oil glands swell in size, there is more oil produced and more pimples appear. But then as you enter your twenties, there is a fair reduction in the process for most.

How to Prevent Acne

Prevention of acne is not a one step procedure that you simply do in a minute and then steer clear of any acne attacks. Rather it requires you to adopt an effective acne skin care regimen and incorporate into your daily life.

An acne care therapy can control the physical effects of acne and in the long run can also treat acne at the root level. There are on offer several skin treatments and skin care solutions that can help achieve an acne-free skin. Make sure you choose a skin care product that works from within and kills bacteria at root level.

One more thing you should keep in mind is your skin type. Whenever you go about choosing and acne skin care product or skin care treatment, make sure that it is especially formulated for your particular skin type.

Acne skin care products take time to work. This is because they penetrate deep inside the dermis layer of the skin and begin work at root level. Be patient and see for yourself!