Acne – It happens to teenagers, young moms, and many other times throughout life. It’s frustrating to deal with and always comes at a bad time. How do you manage it? How do you keep it from spreading?
How do you make it go away?!
“Acne occurs when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells…When your body produces an excess amount of sebum and dead skin cells, the two can build up in the hair follicle and form together as a soft plug. This plug may cause the follicle wall to bulge and produce a whitehead. Or, the plug may be open to the surface, and may darken, causing a blackhead. Pimples are raised red spots with a white center that develop when blocked hair follicles become inflamed or infected.” Mayo Clinic
Sounds simple enough, and with a few tips to live by, you can manage breakouts easily!
1. Cleanse your face twice a day (morning and night), removing all makeup at the end of the day. Using a natural oil based cleanser is the best, as it will keep disruption of the skin’s natural acid barrier intact.
2. If you wear makeup, use products with natural ingredients, and try to keep your pores open and clear.
3. Wear bangs or hair around your face? Keep it clean! Wash it daily, before you cleanse your face. Shampoo residue can irritate your facial skin.
4. Keep your hands away from your face! Wash your hands with cleanser often throughout the day.
5. Wash your pillow cases often, even every day if you are having trouble controlling breakouts.
6. Keep your old skin cells moving to keep your pores open by using a mild acid peel once or twice a week. Follow with a light natural oil based day moisturizer.
7. Eat a diet of low glycemic foods, choosing fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and nuts for meals and snacks. Chose to drink water over sodas or sugary drinks.
8. Use a Far Infrared Light as deep thermotherapy. This low frequency light heats the deeper layers of the skin, preventing bacterial growth, and promoting skin repair and rejuvenation.
(If you cannot control your acne outbreaks with the above measures, you should see a dermatologist for further investigation into the cause of your acne, and medical management.)
I hope this helps you or someone you love, and thank you for stopping by!
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