How to Deal With Acne?

Acne makes people less have confidence in life. Not only making people being not confident, it also makes the people's appearances seem get worse that they should be. 

But what is acne?

Acne is a disease which affects the skin’s oil glands. The tiny holes in our skin (pores) connect to oil glands under the skin surface. These glands create an oily substance called sebum. A canal connect the pores to the glands is called a follicle. Inside each follicle, oil carries dead skin cells to the surface of the skin. A thin hair also grows through the follicles and out to the skin. When the follicle of a skin gland clogs up, a pimple grows.

Most pimples are usually found on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Acne is not a serious health threat, but it can cause scars and make those who suffer have less confidence in life.

How should be acne treated?

Acne is treated by doctors that work with skin problems called dermatologists. Treatment tries to:
  • Heal pimples
  • Stop new pimples from forming
  • Prevent scarring
  • Help reduce the embarrassment of having acne.
Early treatment is the best way to prevent scars. The doctor may suggest over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription drugs. Some acne medicines are put right on the skin. Other medicines are pills that you swallow. The doctor may tell you to use more than one medicine.

How should people with acne care for the skin?

Below are some ways to care for skin to get rid of acne:
  • Clean skin gently. Use a mild cleanser in the morning, evening, and after heavy workouts. Scrubbing the skin does not stop acne. It can even make the problem worse.
  • Try not to touch your skin. People who squeeze, pinch, or pick their pimples can get scars or dark spots on their skin.
  • Shave carefully. If you shave, you can try both electric and safety razors to see which works best. With safety razors, use a sharp blade. Also, it helps to soften your beard with soap and water before putting on shaving cream. Shave lightly and only when you have to.
  • Stay out of the sun. Many acne medicines can make people more likely to sunburn. Being in the sun a lot can also make skin wrinkle and raise the risk of skin cancer.
  • Choose makeup carefully. All makeup should be oil free. Look for the word “noncomedogenic” on the label. This means that the makeup will not clog up your pores. But some people still get acne even if they use these products.
  • Shampoo your hair regularly. If your hair is oily, you may want to shampoo daily.

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