No matter what type of acne we get, it always has a knack for appearing at the most inconvenient time. Knowing the type of acne can help you seek the proper treatment for it.
Whiteheads are plugs that form on the outside of our skin when hair follicles become clogged with excess oil and dead skin cells from the inside. When these plugs are exposed to air, they oxidize and turn blackish-brown to form blackheads on your skin’s surface. Pimples look like raised bumps on your face with pus at the tips. The red, painful bumps that bloom on your skin is a result of inflammation from deep within. This happens when acne-producing bacteria enter your sebaceous glands to feed on the excess oil and dead skin cells. This type of inflamed acne may require dermatological treatment.
The Pond’s Institute discovered that while acne can be attributed to genes or hormone changes, some lifestyle habits can help improve the health of your skin, and reduce the appearance of acne.
A healthy lifestyle can help promote healthy skin and reduce acne.
Here’s what you can do:
1. Manage your stress
Stress can cause hormonal imbalance – yes, even for men. Hormonal imbalances affect your skin and the production of natural oils; and this can lead to acne.
Managing stress can help manage hormone imbalances that cause acne.
2. Keep your hands off your face
Dirt and bacteria from your hands can transfer to your face, clog pores and cause acne. So wash your hands often and avoid touching your face.
Bacteria from your hands can cause acne.
Cleansing enhances the natural processes of your skin. Washing your face with a cleanser every morning and night removes impurities and excess oil that accumulate deep inside your pores throughout the day.
4. But don’t over cleanse
While cleansing is beneficial to your skin’s health, over cleansing can damage your skin. Over cleansing can damage your stratum corneum (the outermost layer of your skin), cause water-oil in balance and lead to irritation.
5. Pick the right cleanser
Use cleansers that contain the acne-fighting ingredient, salicylic acid, like Pond’s Acno Clear Oil Control Face Wash. This cleanser combines salicylic acid with mineral clay to boost natural skin processes and eliminate impurities and excess oil from deep inside. The added witch hazel extract in the formula helps to tighten pores to give you visibly clear, energized skin in no time.
Wash your face with cleansers that contain salicylic acid, an acne-fighting ingredient.
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