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Information on the causes of acne, and what treatments are available -
includes home remedies.

acne,skin problems,pimples,spots

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Remedies For A Smoother Skin.

Do you have acne ? Acne maybe the scourge of adolescent years, but it can
follow people into middle age and beyond.

Acne is really a catchall term for a variety of symptoms such as pimples,
whiteheads, and blackheads. It's a condition where the pores of skin
become clogged and the person gets inflamed and non-inflamed lesions.

So what's the cause of all the clogging ?......

Heredity - at least for the most part. Acne is genetic - it tends to run
in families, it is an inherited defect of your pores. If both your
parents had acne, three out of four of your brothers and sisters will get
it too.

Factors that can aggravate an acne outbreak are :- Stress, sun exposure,
seasonal changes, and climate can all precipitate an acne attack. Certain
types of makeup and taking birth control pills can also cause a breakout.

Change Your Make-up

In adult women, make-up is the major factor in acne outbreaks, especially
oil based products. It's the oil that causes the problem. The oil is
usually a derivative of fatty acids that are more potent than your own
fatty acids. Use a non-oil-based make-up if you are prone to acne.

Read The labels.

Cosmetic products that contain lanolins, isopropyl myristate, sodium
lauryl sulphate, laureth-4 and D & C red dyes should be avoided. Like
oil, these ingredients are too rich for the skin.

Wash Properly.

Wash your make-up off thoroughly every night. Use a mild soap twice a day
and make sure you rinse the soap entirely off your face. Rinse six or
seven times with fresh water.
Use Less Make-up.

Whatever make-up you use, try to cut down on the amount you put on.

Leave Well Alone.

Don't squeeze pimples or whiteheads. A pimple is an inflammation, and you
could add to the inflammation by squeezing it, which could lead to an
infection. A pimple will always go away in one to four weeks if you leave
them alone.

Know When To Squeeze.

Most pimples are best left alone, but there is one kind that you can
squeeze to help get rid of it. If the pimple has a little central yellow
pus head in it, then a gentle squeeze will make it pop open very nicely.
Once the pus pops out, the pimple will heal more quickly.

Attack Blackheads.

You can also get rid of blackheads by squeezing them. A blackhead is a
very blocked pore, and a gentle squeeze will help rectifty this.

Give Dry Skin Extra Care.

Dry skin can be sensitive to some over the counter skin treatments, so
please use these treatments with care. Start with the lower strength
products first, and then increase the concentration slowly.

Stay Out Of The Sun.

Acne medications may cause adverse reactions to the sun, so minimize you
exposure until you know what the reactions going to be.

Use One Treatment At A Time.

Don't mix treatments, use only one at a time because they may cause an
adverse reaction if mixed together.

Stop The Spread Of Acne.

Apply acne medication about half an inch around the affected area, to
help keep the acne from spreading. Acne moves across the face from the
nose to the ear, so you need to treat beyond the inflamed area. Most
people make the mistake of treating only the pimples and not the
outlaying areas of skin. This is wrong.

If you are an acne sufferer, then I trust this information will be very
helpful to you. Thanks for reading my article. http://www.acne-

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