How to Deal with your Acne Prone Skin?
Acne, sebum, acne prone skin, we come across all these terms every now and then. But do we actually know what Acne is? In order to treat something, we need to clearly understand what it is and what are the factors attributed to it to avoid getting inappropriate treatments. Let’s know what we have and what treatment we need for it!
Acne or pimple in layman language, is a skin condition which is caused by the clogging of hair follicles under the skin. It is a multi-dimensional skin condition and unlike the normal rumors that once you get acne, there is no way back, it can be cured. First it is treated and then it is cured.
Being a multifaceted condition, it is not necessary that the only cause of acne is clogging of hair follicles/pores. We can easily realize that acne has different causative agents , hence it needs a variable treatment. We need to understand the versatility of acne!
To most of us it must be a surprising fact that the blackheads on your legs, nose and cheeks, in fact all over your body are a type of acne. Whiteheads are an alternative of blackheads, the only difference is that the former is a closed form of acne and the latter is a closed form of pimples(acne).
Acne papules are solid, inflamed bumps in your skin that don’t have a white or yellow pus-filled tip. They are similar to rashes, however papules have a tendency to develop into pustules. Unlike papules, Pustules have a pus-filled tip. Irrespective of the acne variant, they look displeasing. Papules and pustules are even painful!
The normal physiology of our body needs and wants frequent exfoliation and removal of bacteria/debris from our skin. This is because our skin sheds itself and then where do you think those shed cells go? They accumulate in your skin pores!!! So when they are not cleaned thoroughly, and mixed with oil and sweat produced on your skin, acne takes birth.
Humanly it is not possible to go into the micro and nano sized pores and clean them, so the use of ingredients like Retinol in the form of serums is a very convenient and acne prone skin friendly way to treat acne.
One of the best and most effective serum which can be used is OBT Skin Care R3 night oil. Unlike other complex skin care treatments and products, it is pretty easy to use. Just remember to apply it in pea-sized amounts on your skin just 3 times a week. It is very important that excessive amounts will just hamper the progress and its results. Upward and outward strokes starting from your chin with the use of only your fingertips is necessary. Caprylic/CapricTriglyceride, Dimethicone, Bis-Stearly, Dimethicone, Dimethyl Isosorbide along with many other such acne repellent ingredients enhances the process of combating with dullness and cell turn-over. In addition to this, it also heals and revitalizes the pores by collagen formation.
Why bear the pain when the solution lies in between your fingertips!
The causes of acne varry. Acne, not being gender neutral, inhabits the skin of boys and girls mostly at their pubertal phase. Puberty and Pregnancy are the hallmarks of hormonal rush in the body. Testosterone in men and Estrogen in women is a catcher of acne. Other than puberty, from the day a girl starts mesntruating to the day they stop, that is menopause, acne arrives like an uninvited guests when there is an hormonal imbalance. That is why nature has blessed us with ingredients like retinol for the best of our aesthetic and dermatological health.
People who love to workout and exert have excessive production of sweat and sebum. Is that sebum bad for your health? no . But it will harm you if it is produced more than required and if it is not cleaned. Period.
DIET!!!! We are what we consume. Fatty foods, high-carb diets initiate responses in our body due to the production of by-products and those by-products appear on your skin in the form of pimples. Therefore a stable, healthy diet is what you need!!!
The ultimate recommendable remedy is the use of Pore Refining Moisturizing Gel by OBT Skincare. It is a blessing in disguise specifically when preceded by OBT Skin Care R3 night oil. Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Zinc PCA, Sodium Hydroxide and similar constituents are present in it. You can gradually increase the use from one to three times a day because it gives your skin a supple look along with keeping acne off like a bodyguard.
The third and most important step is to use OBT Antioxidant Shine Free Sunscreen wherever you go out. Because your skin needs protection from the oxidants, free radicals that roam around us in our environment all the time!
This is how you can Protect, treat and cure your acne prone skin for a beautiful YOU!
DISCLAIMER: Retinol is not recommendable for Pregnant and Lactating women as it has the teratogenic effects in them!