Only the lucky ones did not encounter acne. Many put years of time and thousands of hryvnias of funds to fight them, and many still stubbornly deal with this problem even in adulthood.
Of course, pimples are normal, and many doctors talk about it. The appearance of acne is not a reason to sit at home and be sad, but rather a signal from the body that something has gone wrong. Here are a few reasons why acne may appear.
Before critical days
In the last phase of the menstrual cycle, the level of steroid hormones increases, which increase the production of sebum and change its composition: they make it dense and viscous. This leads to clogged pores and micro-inflammation.
Vitamin A deficiency
It is a fat-soluble vitamin found in large quantities in liver, butter, and egg yolks. When you once again think about a diet, think: is it worth sacrificing the beauty of your skin by switching to low-fat foods?
Under no circumstances should acne be treated with antibiotics and retinoids. Antibiotic resistance has long been proven, and the appointment of retinoids has many pitfalls. You also need to be careful with cosmetics.
Oily skin is contraindicated in alcohol, which is usually found in tonics and tinctures, silicone, polymers contained in facial cleansers and creams, and clay that dehydrates the face. Beware of fatty oils in cosmetics and oil-in-water formulas of creams: the skin does not like heavy formulations.
There is an opinion that ultraviolet is useful for problem skin, as it dries out acne. Therefore, many owners of acne are also devoted fans of the solarium.
However, high doses of UV rays cause the opposite effect: they weaken the immune system, which in turn increases the production of sebum and thickens the top layer of the skin. As a result, sebaceous plugs are formed that are not subject to ordinary scrubs and peels.
If your facial cleanser doesn’t suit your skin type, there could be problems. So, for example, for oily skin and problematic simple cleansing foam is not enough, but normal and combination skin will not be happy with aggressive products. In the first case, the skin is not sufficiently cleansed of fat, and in the second case, it produces excess.
Touching your face
We touch our face very often, and this is, in principle, normal. It is worth restraining yourself only if the skin is prone to problems, and also do it with clean hands. If something itches, spray your hands with an antiseptic, and only then climb them to your face.
Do not clean your smartphone and keyboard
The smartphone and keyboard of your favorite laptop are quite dirty items, so we advise you to wipe them down with antibacterial wipes every day. And also — get into the habit of answering calls through the headset, and not putting the smartphone to your face.
Drying your face with a towel
If you have problem skin, do not wipe it with a towel after washing, but with disposable kitchen towels or napkins. Extra cleanliness! You will love the result.
Don’t wash your brushes
Makeup brushes need to be washed frequently or they become a breeding ground for bacteria. It is best to do this with plain liquid soap after each use.
Don’t take off your makeup
Don’t go to bed with makeup on, try to always wash off makeup with a good hydrophilic oil. If you use micellar water, do not forget to wash your face after it. Cosmetics can make you beautiful, or they can ruin your face.
And acne can also appear due to hormonal disruptions, lactose intolerance, or whatever. If they bother you, go to the doctor for sure!