Analisa Vasquez

All About The Acne

Acne isn't just caused by you.

Researchers believe that the tendency to develop acne can be inherited from parents. For example, studies have shown that many school-age boys and girls with acne have a family history of the disorder. Certain drugs, including androgens and lithium, are known to cause acne. Greasy cosmetics may alter the cells of the follicles and make them stick together, producing a pimple.There are many myths about what causes acne. Chocolate and greasy foods are often blamed, but there is little evidence that foods have much effect on the development and course of acne in most people. Another common myth is that dirty skin causes acne; however, blackheads and other acne lesions are not caused by dirt. Stress doesn’t cause acne, but research suggests that for people who have acne, stress can make it worse.

10 jobs that cause acne

  • Enlisted military personnel
  • Military general
  • Newspaper reporter
  • Police officer
  • Event coordinator
  • Firefighter
  • Airline pilot
  • Public relations executive
  • Taxi driver
  • Corporate executive

3 ways to stop acne

  • Wash your face twice daily. The first step to getting clear skin is to set up a regimented cleansing routine. Buckle down and force yourself to wash your face when you wake up in the morning and before going to bed at night. As tired or busy as you may be, taking the extra few minutes to prep your skin will reduce your acne significantly.
  • Use products with benzoyl peroxide. You can use benzoyl peroxide in the form of either a soap or lotion over your acne-prone areas. This product works to clean off dead skin and help your skin to regenerate new, clean cells faster. Look for products that contain 3% or less of benzoyl peroxide to avoid irritating your skin.
  • Always apply a moisturizer. Oily skin produces acne, and if your skin is very dry your body will compensate by creating extra oils. To prevent this from happening, use a gentle moisturizer after you wash your face every morning and evening. Apply moisturizer post toner application.

A acne treatment

ake a honey mask. Stir a tablespoon of cinnamon into a tablespoon of honey, then gently massage the mixture onto your face. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes for optimal absorption. Rinse with warm water and pat your face dry.

If the acne is really bad, see a doctor.

Acne can be really persistent, especially during the teenage years. You try a new drug or method, it seems to get better, and then a week later you're back to the same old breakouts and zits. Dermatologists can diagnose your skin condition and offer targeted approaches to curing acne. If you're thrown for a loop with acne, and you've tried everything under the sun, don't be afraid to ask for a little help.