Acne occurs when the pores on your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria. Each pore on your skin is the opening to a follicle. The follicle is made up of a hair and a sebaceous (oil) gland. The oil gland releases sebum (oil), which travels up the hair, out of the pore, and onto your skin. The sebum keeps your skin lubricated and soft.
Acne can be caused by one or more problems in this lubrication process. It can occur when:
Bacteria build up in your pores
Dead skin cells accumulate in your pores
Too much oil is produced by your follicles
All of these problems contribute to the development of pimples.
A zit appears when bacteria grows in a clogged pore and the oil is unable to escape.
There are other factors also that plays,such as:
Genetics can play a big part in the development and persistence of spots, so family history can give you a good idea of how likely it is that you will develop pimples.
How often you shed skin cells which can change throughout your life, the amount of sebum that your skin produces which is affected by your hormone balance, which is often in flux especially for women.
Other things that can make Pimples or black acne worse include:
– Changing hormone levels in adolescent girls and adult women two to seven days before the start of the menstrual period.
– Friction caused by leaning on or rubbing the skin;harsh scrubbing
Picking or squeezing blemishes
– Pressure from bike helmets, backpacks, or tight collars
– How to care for your face in order to avoid ache
– Avoid touching your face or popping pimples. A lot of us are guilty of this.
– Avoid overloading your skin with products.
– Drink plenty of water.
– Eat well.
– Protect your skin from the sun.
– Use exfoliating treatments and face masks once a week.
– Wash your face twice a day.
– Avoid sharing daily things and tools with siblings who have acne. These include: towels, make-up brushes or kits, hair bands, etc.
– Drink enough water to stay hydrated: Staying hydrated may help you maintain your clear
– Eat healthy: Avoid oily food.
– Stay away from excessive alcohol and smoking.
– Exercise to reduce stress and prevent acne. Exercise is really helpful for avoiding acne because it lowers the amount of stress that your body goes through.
– Use special care in selecting a cleanser if your skin is dry or oily. Both extremes need special care.
– Dry skin needs face wash or soap that has a moisturizer.
– Oily skin does not usually need extra moisturizer – it may make acne worse. However, be careful not to go extremely drying.
Note: If your face feels tight after washing, the cleanser may be too extreme.
Try not to touch your face with your hands.
– Natural Remedies
…most of these remedies can be found in your kitchen and around the home.
Consistent use of any of these remedies will guarantee you a place among people with smooth, flawless skin and the good news is that most of these remedies can be found in your kitchen and around the home.
– Carrot Paste:
Grate 2 medium sized carrots and blend with little water to form a paste, apply this to the face every day for 30 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
– Tomato juice:
Squeeze out juice from a very ripe tomato and apply this directly on the pimple at night, wash off by morning.
– Turmeric and honey:
Make a mixture of equal parts turmeric powder and honey and apply to the face for 30 minutes
– Honey cleanse:
Apply honey to the face for one hour then dip a washcloth in warm water and use to take off the honey. This can be done daily
– Green tea:
Make a cup of green tea and drink first thing every morning to give you a clear, glowing skin.
– Lemon detox:
Drinking a glass of warm water with squeezed lemon every morning also helps get rid of pimples and give a clear skin
– Bitter leaf:
Wash 5 leaves and rub in between your hands to extract the juice, apply to your face 30 minutes before having a bath everyday
– Aloe vera gel:
Apply the gel for 30 minutes daily and rinse off with warm water
Get a very ripe pawpaw fruit and mash some with yoghurt, apply to face 3 times a week for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water
– Apple cider vinegar:
Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water and store in a bottle. After washing your face, use a cotton wool to apply this mixture all over your face. If you find it a bit harsh, please gradually increase the water content until it is fine on your skin.
– Banana peel:
Rub the insides of a banana peel on a pimple overnight to shrink it.
Squeeze out juice from an onion and rub directly on the pimple for 20 minutes before taking your bath.