Acne is one of the most common skincare problems that affects the self-confidence of people across the world. Though mostly common during adolescence, acne could affect some individuals throughout their life. The causes of acne are multifactorial. Genetics, hormones, oil production, bacteria and inflamed clogged congested pores are the most important factors involved in acne comedone formation. Effective acne treatments should effectively target the controllable components of acne - bacteria, oil production, inflammation, and clogged pores. In addition to acne pustules, acne prone persons also need to deal with the after effects of acne. Therefore, acne treatments also need to fade the dark hyperpigmented scars that result from acne inflammation.
Having a clear idea about the causes of acne and differentiating between the various treatment possibilities is essential for picking the right remedy, and enjoying its benefits of satisfying and delighting your skincare clients.
COMMON CAUSES OF ACNE
The causes of acne are complex. A number of factors contribute to the appearance of acne lesions, with the often-accompanying blackheads and whiteheads.Acne affects people from all ages, all genders and ethnicities. A combination of genetic predisposition, hormonal imbalance, the use of inappropriate cosmetics, stress, environmental pollutants and the use of certain medications will contribute to acne breakouts.
Acne results from bacterial activity and the accumulation of sebum and dead skin cells on the surface. The accumulation of buildup in pores creates the perfect conditions for the multiplication of bacteria, thus aggravating the condition. People that have oily skin are more likely to experience acne problems because of the excessive sebum production.
TYPES OF ACNE
Blackheads /open comedones: appear when the opening of the pore is blocked with oil and dead skin cells. The black appearance is the result of oxidation that gives the material in the hair follicle the typical black appearance.
Whiteheads / closed comedones: Whiteheads occur when the opening of the pore is completely blocked. The hair follicle fills with oil and dead skin cells giving the appearance of a slightly raised white head.
NATURAL ACNE RECIPES
Here is a simple and very efficient anti-acne honey mask:
- Two tablespoons of organic honey
- Two tablespoons of milk
- The juice of one lemon
- One tablespoon of plain yogurt
Apple cider vinegar is also great for acne sufferers. It regulates the pH of the skin and it delivers mild exfoliation. Unfiltered apple cider vinegar is the best variety. Here is a recipe to try:
- One part of organic and unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- Three parts of water
Use this liquid as a tonic – leave it on your skin for five to 10 minutes and wash your face clean. Reapply several times each day until you see the pimples starting to disappear.
The final ingredient we are going to mention is cinnamon. Cinnamon has powerful antibacterial qualities, as well. It delivers amazing results for your skin in combination with honey. The mask recipe includes:
- Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
- Half a teaspoon of nutmeg
- One tablespoon of organic honey
- One teaspoon of lemon juice (optional)
Lemon juice is an excellent source of vitamin C. It purifies and lightens the skin. Lemon juice is often used for the treatment of dark spots and scarring. When used in combination with anti-acne ingredients, it can deliver wonderful benefits for the skin, improving complexion and stimulating collagen production.
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