Last Updated on Jun 14, 2013

What is ACNE?

  • It is a group of skin rashes
  • Acne Vulgaris, popularly called pimples, affects face
  • Caused by blocked hair follicles
  • Commonly affects the young


Causes
  • Increase in sex hormones during puberty
  • Oil glands of skin produce more secretions
  • Dead cells and secretions block hair follicles causing infections
  • Infected follicles gets inflamed leading to acne

Factors that can worsen your Acne
  • Hormonal changes during menses.
  • Squeezing of pimples
  • Pollution and high humidity
  • Oily diet

Oily Diet

Myths associated with the cause of Acne
  • Chocolates, junk food, dirty skin, and stress cause acne
Causes of Acne
  • No scientific backing for these myths

Treatment
  • Consult a skin specialist or dermatologist
  • Common medications include -
    a. Benzoyl peroxide
    b. Resorcinol
    c. Salicylic acid
    d. Sulfur drugs

Skin Care
  • Clean skin with mild Cleanser
Skin Cleanser
  • Avoid squeezing of pimples
  • Avoid sunburn
  • Use oil-free cosmetics
  • Avoid fizzy drinks
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Drink plenty of fluids

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Comments

jjane4, United Kingdom

Well, finding the cure to acne can be hard, but I'm not so sure if toothpaste will help.

delreengeorge, India

You can apply tooth paste on acne affected area for 2 hours and then wash the area thoroughly.