Skin Care Dealing With Acne
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Acne usually starts appearing between the ages of 10 to 13 and lasts about 5 to 10 years. However, acne can persist well into the late 20s, 30s and even beyond. Some people may even get acne for the first time as adults.Acne also affects males and females equally, however, males are more likely than females to have more severe, longer lasting forms of acne (AAD).Acne is a disorder resulting from the (over) action of hormones and other substances on the skin’s sebaceous (oil) glands and hair follicles (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). Together with water and perspiration, sebum acts as the skin’s barrier system. However, these same factors can lead to blocked pores resulting in outbreaks of pimples, blackheads, etc and in many cases scarring, on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders.To help balance sebum production it is good to start from the inside. Follow a diet consisting of fresh fruit and vegetables, protein, complex carbohydrates and of course, drink lots and lots of water. Avoid the usual nasties such as cigarettes, coffee, alcohol, and refined sugars.
And for the outside or skin surface daily cleansing is imperative. Avoid synthetic chemicals such as harsh surfactants in cleansers, and alcohol in toners, as these tend to strip the skin of sebum, resulting in the skin producing more oil to compensate, thereby creating a vicious circle. Cosmetics, such as foundation, blusher, eye shadow, moisturizer, and hair-care products should also be oil free. Look for products labelled as non-comedogenic (does not clog pores).