Wednesday, June 18, 2008

How To Get Rid Of Acne - The Key To The Perfect Skin

By: Graham Lavery

Hygiene is not everything when it comes to problems of the skin. Acne can appear even on the cleanest and properly cared skin.

When acne appears, the oil in the skin becomes blocked in the pores with dirt and bacteria. Because it cannot reach the surface, pimples appear in the area affected.

Basically, there are two major problems of the skin, when the oil is blocked in the pores of the follicles of the skin. These are blackheads and whiteheads.

The difference between them is that the whiteheads appear when the excess of sebum, combined with dirt and bacteria is blocked below the surface of the skin, while blackheads appear when the mentioned combination exists beneath the layer of the skin. The black color is caused by melanin.There are not exact explanation for the appearance of acne as it seems that many people, regardless of age, gender or skin color are affected by it.

Teenagers are especially tormented by acne, but some adults may have some bad experiences with it, too.

Acne appearing on teenagers' faces has a strong relation with the evolution of hormones in the young bodies. For them, it becomes a sort of an emotional problem, so they also need some emotional support, aside physical aid to treat acne. The appearance of their skin is important for them, so acne can act as a dampener for self esteem.

Usually, acne appears on the face, but some other parts of the body can have trouble with acne, too.

The good news is that, with acne being such a common problem, there are many treatments that do not need any prescriptions and that can be used successfully for preventing acne.

Here are some treatments you can use in case you want to fight acne efficiently:

You can try a chemical peel, a procedure consisting of peeling off the skin very lightly, but enough to get rid of a superficial layer of skin. According to your skin type, the chemical peel may vary.

Some severe cases of acne may require a more drastic solution, like plastic surgery, which can be used to get rid of it.

But if you only have the usual problems that anybody else has, the over the counter solutions are the best for you. They may work wonders against blackheads and whiteheads alike.

It does not matter which one you have, zits, pimples, whiteheads or blackheads, they do not look good at all on your skin and you must get rid of them.

For a flawless skin, here are some ideas that can help you in the process.

First, use a skin cleansing routine that works for you.

It is possible to have used a lot of products until you have found the one that works great for your skin. Try using the same product.

Your skin needs cleansing and moisturizing, so give it what it needs. According to your skin type, choose a cleanser, as well as some medication with salicylic acid or basic benzyl peroxide.

Avoid rubbing the skin, instead wash it gently and clean it well. After you are done with the cleansing, you can use a moisturizer to make the skin hydrated.

Do not touch the area with acne.

Go see a dermatologist to find out what you can do more for a perfect skin.

Maybe the medications and the solutions on the market have not proven good results in your case. Then you must see a doctor to tell you what to do in order to get rid of a severe case of acne.

Being healthy on the inside is reflected outside, too. So eat healthy and keep you daily cleansing routine. You will achieve a great skin, without acne or ugly pimples.

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