Nature And Health: How To Get Rid Of Acne Naturally And Fast - This Is How To Treat Acne The Natural Way!

How To Get Rid Of Acne Naturally And Fast - This Is How To Treat Acne The Natural Way!

Acne is a skin condition that causes whiteheads, blackheads and inflamed red lesions that are commonly called pimples or zits. Acne usually appears on the face and shoulders, but it can also occur on the arms, legs and buttocks. Acne is most common in teenagers, but can occur at any age, even in infants. 3 out of 4 teenagers suffer from this condition to some extent, due to hormonal changes that stimulate the production of sebum. What is more, people in their 30s and 40s may also have acne.

Acne occurs when the pores that exist at the surface of the skin get clogged. Each pore is an opening to sebaceous glands. Normally, the oil secreted by the gland helps to keep the skin lubricated and helps to remove old skin cells. But, when the glands produce too much oil, pores can become blocked and may start accumulating dirt and bacteria. The blockage causes a lesion that may be white (whitehead), or black (blackhead). If this lesion breaks, then the material that is inside, including oil and bacteria, can spread to the surrounding area and cause an inflammatory reaction. If the inflammation occurs deep inside the skin, the pimples may become enlarges and form painful cysts.

Acne tends to run in families and can be triggered by:

* Hormonal changes related to menstrual periods, pregnancy, birth control pills or stress
* High levels of humidity and excessive sweating
* Cosmetics and hair products that are too oily
* Certain drugs (such as steroids and testosterone)

How to treat acne:

* Clean your face gently with a mild soap to remove any dirt or makeup. Wash your face once or twice a day, but avoid excessive washing.
* Get some sun exposure. A small amount of sun exposure may improve this condition. However, excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays is not recommended, because it increases the risk of skin cancer.
* Wash your hair daily, especially if it's oily. Also try to keep your hair out of your face.
* Try not to squeeze, scratch, or pop the pimples. Although it may be tempting to do so, it may lead to scarring and skin infections.
* Avoid touching your face with your hands.
* Avoid cosmetics or creams that contain oil. Look for water-based formulas or non-comedogenic cosmetics.

Following a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables can also be very helpful. Our skin is the reflection of our overall health, so adding vitamins to your diet and staying away from junk food is highly recommended.