Those of us who have suffered from acne know that it is both a painful and traumatic skin disease. There are many treatments available for acne but what I would suggest is to practice acne prevention in order not to have to deal with the outbreaks at all.
What Is Acne?
Acne is a skin abnormality, which is caused due to clogging of the pores, when the pores get blocked, the oil or sebum cannot get to the surface and causes acne. There are many types of acne but the most encountered types are: acne vulgaris, which usually occurs in adolescents and acne rosacea, which usually occurs in adults over 30.
Acne cannot be cured but it can be treated and gradually grown out of with specific treatments that are applicable to your skin type. Acne prevention however, is the best way to tackle this skin disease in order to always have the healthy and glowing skin that we all want.
Acne Prevention Steps And Measures
Acne prevention starts from home with the basic simple things such as maintaining a healthy diet, which excludes greasy foods and other items indicated by your dietician or doctor. Water intake is yet another important factor which can affect your metabolism; the suggested intake of water should be of 6-8 glasses a day and possibly more in the summer time as due to excessive heat your body perspires and looses water in the process.
Stress is yet another factor that causes acne and that is yet another reason to visit the spa, relax, take regular vacations and sleep at least 7 – 9 hours a night.
There are many acne prevention products, which you can use regularly to avoid an outbreak. However, before you start any acne prevention treatment be sure to consult your doctor in order to ensure that you are using the right product.
It is essential that you consult a skin special before you start any acne treatment; only a doctor can establish what type of treatment you should follow and for how long as there are many varieties available and some may not be suitable for your skin type.
Another small yet very important detail is to ensure that you carry every acne treatment out and not stop in between or overlap it with another; any such alteration may in fact trigger an outbreak or irritate your skin further.