Acne: Oily and Dry Skin Types

February 18th, 2013 | in Acne

Acne is the number skin problem of teens most especially with the girls. Usually acne would begin to appear when a person reaches her puberty years and would sometimes just come and go.

The appearance of acne on the skin is not really pleasant looking. The more acne spots are present, the more dirty a skin could appear.

Thus treating acne has been one of the goals of many pharmaceutical companies that they will be able to create a product that is effective for treating acne.

However, the only problem with acne treatment is that the skin types of every person are different thus the approach to controlling should be individualized.

Can acne be totally cured?

Acne is a chronic skin disease. If you are genetically prone to develop acne at times, then you have to accept this fact.

However, if you observe proper care measures on your skin, then controlling its break out on your skin could be a great help. In other words, acne could be controlled but not totally removed.

What are the factors that could cause acne breakouts?

The most common cause of the presence of acne is both excessive oil production of the skin and excessive dryness and these two are usually controlled by hormones.

Thus any imbalance to your hormone production and secretions will cause the appearance of acne and most hormonal imbalances occur during the teenage years.

When your skin produces excess oil, it would be an opportunity for many bacteria and microorganisms to thrive in it.

It these bacteria would exceed in numbers that the body could tolerate, they would cause inflammation and redness on the skin and this is why most acne appear to be reddish.

When they finally start to die out, these bacteria would create a pus (that whitish thing that you see on the core of your pimple) and eventually dry out and heal.

Aside from bacteria getting in your oily pores, dirty could also get into them and clog your pores that producing redness also. Thus it is very important to wash your face at least twice a day.

On the other case, when you have a dry skin, this could also create acne breakouts. Dry skin would most of the time shed off and these dead skin cells that have not been properly removed by facial washing might also clog the pores and create your pimples as well.

Therefore it is important to keep your skin moisturized always so as to make it not so oily or not so dry.

How often should one wash her face to avoid acne?

washing faceIt has been advised that one must wash her face twice a day: once in the morning and once before going to bed. Too much washing of the face may make the skin dry.

Also choose a facial wash that is hypoallergenic so that it would not cause irritation and redness to your skin. But if you wish to be on the safe side, going to a dermatologist for consult on what products to use would be a good decision.

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