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Understanding Your Acne: The Ultimate Guide to Clear Skin Care Tips and Tricks

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Understanding Your Acne: The Ultimate Guide to Clear Skin Care Tips and Tricks

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Acne is a common skin concern that has affected every single person at least once in their lifetime. A major misconception is that acne is age-related and it affects only teenagers.

The truth is that acne is a multifactorial skin condition and it can happen to anyone at any time. Whether it is a single pimple that pops up at the most inconvenient time or generalized hormonal acne, these red and painful bumps can really affect our self-esteem and confidence.

This article aims to debunk some acne myths, help you understand and treat your acne and answer some frequently asked questions.

What causes Acne?

Whether it’s teen or adult acne, understanding what causes them is crucial. There are several factors that cause acne and different types of acne require different treatment approaches.

Acne is divided into non inflammatory acne and inflammatory acne.
As mentioned previously, acne is a multifactorial condition. Keep in mind that there could be more than one cause of your acne and it has fluctuations over time.

It is crucial to adhere to some maintenance recommendations to increase the longevity of lash extensions. Avoid pulling or rubbing your eyelashes because doing so can hasten their shedding. 

A gentle, oil-free cleanser should be used to gently wash the lashes to maintain their cleanliness. The extensions can also be kept intact by avoiding oil-based products, excessive wetness, and using lash-friendly mascara. 

Every two to three weeks, it’s advised to schedule touch-up sessions to replace any lost lashes and keep the fullness of the extensions. These recommendations and correct maintenance will enable one to experience lovely and long-lasting lash extensions.

Can you treat acne with natural treatments?

Now that we covered acne types and causes, it’s time to revise some acne treatment and their efficacity. For centuries people have tried natural ways to try and treat their pimples. Even after advancements in the skincare industry, many choose to use natural alternatives over skincare products.

Some well-known products and ingredients used over the years include: toothpaste or potatoes as a spot treatment, milk, lemon juice or coffee/sugar scrubs, tea tree oil etc. Considering that acne is considered a medical condition, a proper treatment is necessary. 

Products and ingredients that are used in acne treatment protocols are science-based. There is not enough research that supports the usage of natural treatments in improving ance, except from anecdotal evidence.

The worse part is that some of these ingredients can cause more harm than good. They can cause contact dermatitis and damage the skin.

There are a lot of organic and natural products in the market formulated with plant-based ingredients that you can use on their own or as an addition to your acne treatment plan.

Medical treatments for acne: is hyaluronic acid good for acne? does niacinamide help with acne? Let’s review some of these ingredients.

Thankfully, we have numerous studies that direct us to the right ingredient for each type of acne.
These are the most common ingredients that treat inflammatory and severe acne, but there are other ingredients that can help with different types of acne. Hyaluronic acid can help with acne due to dehydrated skin, niacinamide can help with acne due to a broken skin barrier, lactic acid can help with whiteheads etc. Vitamin C helps with acne too. Actually, many face treatments include high percentages of Vitamin C. These ingredients are often paired with the ingredients above.

Debunking acne myths.

Tops Tips for acne-prone skin types.

Even though treating acne can seem complicated and a very long journey, it’s not impossible and creating an effective skincare routine is simple.

Frequently Asked Questions

Creatine is a popular supplement that increases physical strength, but there is no conclusive evidence that creatine causes acne.
There is no direct link between smoking weed and acne, but marijuana can affect our body in other ways that may lead to acne such as: increased oxidative stress, altered sleep patterns, changes in hormones etc.
Besides from previous advice and ingredients, in order to combat forehead acne is important to pay attention to your hair care (especially conditioner and gels). Some hair products can clog pores so it’s important to cleanse the face after using them. In case of fungal acne, reach for ingredients that fight fungus like Nizoral.
Vitamin C is not a primary ingredient in treating acne, but its effect on the skin can indirectly help.
There are no scientific articles that directly link vaping with acne, but since vaping can impair overall health, this can be manifested with acne. Also, vapes have many ingredients that act to reduce blood flow and decrease the skin’s healing abilities.
There is limited evidence that biotin in high doses can cause acne, but more research is needed.
Cheek acne can be hormonal, and in this case, besides a good skincare routine it’s recommended a consult with your dermatologists and endocrinologist to balance your hormones. But it can also be due to dirty pillowcases or phone screen.
There is no scientific evidence that masturbation causes acne. It’s important to note that acne is multifactorial and not directly linked to it.
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