Acne: What It Is And How To Fight It by johnbrwn


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									Acne: What It Is And How To Fight It
Acne is basically a blockage in the pore which causes bacteria to be
trapped and form either a whitehead or a blackhead. While there are many
myths that point to diet as a cause of acne, these are unfounded. Junk
foods and chocolate are not associated with acne. The reason people get
acne is because of overactive oil glands or blockage of pores. Acne is a
condition that afflicts both children and adults. It is, however, more
prevalent in teenagers when hormones are at their most active. Heredity
also plays a large part in who gets acne and how severe it may be. Those
who are genetically inclined to acne will often get more severe cases
than people who are simply going through a stress induced or hormone
induced acne phase. They also may have a more difficult time clearing up
blemishes. The blemish that occurs on the skin can be unsightly and
embarrassing so prevention and treatment should be the focus.

The best form of treatment for acne is prevention as it is with any
affliction. You should try to keep your hands away from your face because
dirt and oils can contaminate pores. Proper health is also important.
This means proper diet, exercise and sleep to reduce stress. Keeping your
face clean using mild soap is also a good preventative. If you have an
outbreak, there are home remedies, over the counter medications and
prescription medications that can help. There are several topical creams
and soaps that are used in the treatment of acne. These can be found in
pharmacies and in the cosmetics department of grocery stores. Benzoyl
peroxide creams, vitamin A and zinc are all used to help treat acne. For
more severe cases a prescription oral antibiotic may be prescribed along
with a topical cream that is stronger than the over the counter

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