Infographics on Health | How Does Acne Work?

May 27, 2013     No Comments    Posted under: Health

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Acne is a skin condition characterized by the appearance of pimples over parts of your body, including your face, where they are proudly displayed to the world. It can be exacerbated by stress, poor diet and hormonal changes. It’s caused by pores clogged with debris containing oil, bacteria and dead skin. Trapped debris below the skin results in whiteheads, while debris that breaks the surface appears as blackheads. To introduce variety, sometimes acne appears in the form of red bumps while the traditional pimple comes with puss on top.
What can you do about it?
Definitely do something or else risk developing acne scars. Don’t, however, pick at or squeeze your zits, as that can also cause permanent scars. Here are some ways to fight acne:
Wash thoroughly
Use a good cleanser or anti-bacterial soap to wash the affected area. Exfoliate and deep clean your skin to get rid of dead skin cells. Shower after a workout or after you’ve been sweating to wash away excess oil and bacteria before it becomes trapped in your pores.
Eat right
Avoid excess sugar and fat, and steer clear of greasy fast foods that can stimulate oil production. Opt for cleaner, healthier choices that include lots of fruits and vegetables.
Apply creams
Look for creams that contain benzoyl peroxide, a power acne-fighting agent. You can also use a spot cream to treat individual pimples.

Infographic by BESSkincare

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