How to prevent acne

how to prevent acne

Acne Vulgaris (Pimples)

Acne is a common skin condition where the pores of skin become blocked by hair, oil, bacteria and dead skin cells.  It causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. It is most common in teenagers and adults.

 

Symptoms:

  • uninflamed blackheads
  • pus-filled pimples or large, red and tender bumps.

Factors may contribute to the development of acne:

  • Fluctuating hormone levels around the time of a woman’s period
  • Air pollution
  • Using oily or greasy personal care products
  • Stress which increases the hormone cortisol
  • Genetics

Types of Acne:

Treatments:

  • Over-the-counter creams and cleanser such as Salicylic acid
  • Prescription antibiotics
  • Vitamin A derivative
  • Topical antiseptic
  • Cream containing 5% benzoyl peroxide

 

  1. Ayurvedic treatment – Several ayurvedic herbs can be used for treating pimples such as Lodhra, Shalmali, Turmeric, Chandana, Saariba, Vacha, Manjishtha, Kushta. There are many herbs which can be used for spot treatment such as Khas-Khas, Jathiphal and blood purifiers like Neem and Guduchi.
  2. Home remedies –
  • Apply apple cider vinegar with water for 1–2 times per day
  • Use of Zinc supplement orally
  • Honey and cinnamon mask
  • Spot treat with tea tree oil + moisturizer
  • Application of green tea which reduce inflammation
  • Application of Aloe vera gel
  • Use of supplement of fish oils containing two main types of omega-3 fatty acids — eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid(DHA)
  • Limiting of milk and dairy product consumption
  • Exercise regularly
  1. Dermatologist – You can consult to a dermatologist for better results through our website also.

 

Suggestions to prevent acne –

  • Wash your face with facewash containing salicylic acid twice a day
  • Proper use of moisturizer and sunscreen, according to the skin type
  • Avoid the use of makeup products
  • Keep your hands off the face
  • Avoid eating junk food
  • Take vitamin c supplements
  • Application of vitamin c serum on face twice a day
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