Acne on the face: how to get rid of the problem at home

By Jurassic JennMay 11, 2024 18:37 PMHealth
Share:
Acne on the face
Acne on the face. Source: health.clevelandclinic.org

Sooner or later, acne "poisons" the life of almost everyone. According to statistics, about 85% of people on the planet have skin problems. They cause a lot of trouble in everyday life.

We'll tell you how to get rid of the problem and prevent it from occurring in the future. This was reported by SSPDaily.

Causes of acne

A number of factors can cause acne on the face. The most common of these are hormonal imbalances, unhealthy diet, stress, and improper skin care.

Hormonal changes

They occur during adolescence, menstruation, pregnancy, and other stages of life. During this period, the production of the hormone testosterone increases, which in turn can lead to an increase in the secretion of sebum, a natural fat produced by the skin. As a result, acne appears on the face.

Improper skin care

Another cause of facial rashes is improper selection of cosmetics or insufficient skin cleansing, which can contribute to the accumulation of dirt and pollutants in the pores. This can also create an environment for bacteria to grow, leading to acne formation.

Inflamed areas of the skin

A skin disease caused by the opportunistic mite of the acne gland (demodex) manifests itself as inflamed skin patches and acne. The reasons for its reproduction can vary: from digestive system dysfunction to poor immunity and the use of low-quality cosmetics.

Demodicosis is contagious and is transmitted from a person infected with mites to a healthy person.

Bad habits and stress

In particular, consuming excessive amounts of sugar can affect the condition of the skin. Stress also contributes to an increase in hormone production, which can cause acne.

Facial hygiene

Lack of regular skin cleansing can lead to the formation of acne. Dirty hands that touch the face can also transfer bacteria and contaminants to the skin, contributing to acne.

External factors

Poor environmental conditions, polluted air, use of harsh cosmetics, or contact with contaminated objects can contribute to facial acne.

Types of acne on the face

Comedones. The most popular type of acne that occurs as a result of contamination and clogging of the skin pores. They are divided into:

  • open (blackheads),
  • when the pore is open and in contact with the air,
  • closed (whiteheads), when the pore is closed and has a white color.

Papules. They appear on the skin as a result of pore inflammation. They are usually red in color and can be painful to the touch.

Pustules. They are easily confused with papules, but they have a more pronounced inflamed center filled with purulent fluid.

Subcutaneous acne. These are large, deep formations that develop under the skin. Unlike the others, they can be painful and leave noticeable marks, especially if they are squeezed or tried to squeeze out.

Tickacne. They look like papules (pimples) covered with gray scales. Sometimes, instead of them, bubbles with clear or purulent contents surrounded by a red inflammatory rim or inflamed skin areas are found on the skin.

Prevention of acne

1. Do not forget to wash your face

Don't skimp on water and wash your face in the morning and evening. Also, do not go to bed with makeup on your face.

2. Mild cleanser

A mild cleanser without a bunch of ingredients and fragrances can work just as well as more expensive options.

3. Get rid of dead skin

You can get rid of dead cells with a scrub. After all, if such cells remain for too long, they can clog pores and lead to acne.

4. Get enough sleep

According to research, lack of sleep can cause the body to release inflammatory components. And they can lead to acne.

5. Do not squeeze pimples

By doing so, you bring more bacteria into your pores, including those on your hands. It also increases the risk of infection or scarring.

Natural face masks

Using natural face masks can effectively improve skin condition and reduce the occurrence of acne.

Honey and cinnamon mask

Mix 1 teaspoon of honey with 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Apply an even layer of the mask to your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Oatmeal and yogurt mask

Mix 2 teaspoons of roasted oats with 1 teaspoon of yogurt. Apply to the face with massage movements and leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Aloe vera and honey mask

Mix 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel with 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply a thin layer of the mask to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Black activated charcoal and honey mask

Mix 1 teaspoon of black activated charcoal powder with 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply to your face and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

When to visit a dermatologist

Regular facial acne with severe inflammation is the first sign to see a professional. Among others:

  • severe pain and inflamed pimples that do not disappear after treatment with conventional means.
  • the rash spreads to other parts of the body
  • general deterioration of health.
  • constant stress and emotional imbalance.
Top Articles
The spiritual significance of the white butterfly

What is the meaning of meeting a white butterfly? Mystical and spiritual meaning for success in love, career and better health

Jun 12, 2024 15:23 PM
Meaning of itching in the left foot

What is the meaning of itchy left foot? Spiritual meaning and what it can bring to your life

Jun 12, 2024 14:53 PM

What is the meaning of the bird that crashed into the window? Spiritual meanings of the event and the symbolism of the winged ones

Jun 12, 2024 13:37 PM

How to identify your spirit animal by birth date and increase your life energy with their strengths

Jun 11, 2024 15:33 PM
More News
Representatives of five zodiac signs will be the most persistent this week

Representatives of five zodiac signs will be the most persistent this week

Jun 12, 2024 22:21 PM
Representatives of five zodiac signs will be the most inspiring

Representatives of five zodiac signs will be the most inspiring

Jun 12, 2024 21:51 PM

How moose survive in winter: what they eat in cold weather and how they move through deep snow

Jun 12, 2024 21:39 PM

Representatives of five signs will be the most sensitive this week

Jun 12, 2024 21:23 PM
This zodiac sign will have a prosperous month: horoscope for August

This zodiac sign will have a prosperous month: horoscope for August

Jun 12, 2024 21:04 PM
How to respond to rudeness

How to respond to rudeness: 4 important tips

Jun 12, 2024 21:03 PM
Work and business: who can become a good colleague for Aries

Work and business: who can become a good colleague for Aries

Jun 12, 2024 20:35 PM
How to cope with a sedentary lifestyle:

How to cope with a sedentary lifestyle: 4 useful tips

Jun 12, 2024 20:34 PM
The life of this zodiac sign may burst with new colors: horoscope for the beginning of 2025

The life of this zodiac sign may burst with new colors: horoscope for the beginning of 2025

Jun 12, 2024 20:15 PM

Which smartphone case is better to choose: plastic or silicone

Jun 12, 2024 20:05 PM

Three zodiac signs will embark on a spiritual growth journey

Jun 12, 2024 19:45 PM
How to prepare for a cat

How to prepare for a cat: important tips for future pet owners

Jun 12, 2024 19:29 PM
Possible failures await this zodiac sign if they are not cautious: horoscope for the end of 2024

Possible failures await this zodiac sign if they are not cautious: horoscope for the end of 2024

Jun 12, 2024 19:23 PM
What to do if you get stuck in the mud

What to do if you get stuck in the mud: tips for drivers

Jun 12, 2024 19:03 PM
Three zodiac signs should be ready for the unexpected

Three zodiac signs should be ready for the unexpected

Jun 12, 2024 18:53 PM

What to do if there is no internet: spend your time effectively

Jun 12, 2024 18:37 PM

This zodiac sign may face work obstacles: horoscope for June

Jun 12, 2024 18:23 PM
How to overcome fear of the public

How to overcome fear of the public: 4 useful tips

Jun 12, 2024 18:09 PM
Romance and marriage with Capricorn: who can be their best partner

Romance and marriage with Capricorn: who can be their best partner

Jun 12, 2024 17:52 PM
Board games

Board games: advantages and disadvantages

Jun 12, 2024 17:35 PM
This zodiac sign should beware of the loss of creativity: horoscope for this week

This zodiac sign should beware of the loss of creativity: horoscope for this week

Jun 12, 2024 17:27 PM
Wearing clothes inside out or backwards

Wearing clothes inside out or backwards: possible consequences

Jun 12, 2024 17:03 PM

Three zodiac signs will embark on journeys of introspection

Jun 12, 2024 16:59 PM

A series of significant events will befall this zodiac sign: horoscope for this week

Jun 12, 2024 16:31 PM
Why does a person fall out of bed during sleep

Why does a person fall out of bed during sleep: explanation

Jun 12, 2024 16:31 PM
Three zodiac signs will get a perfect job

Three zodiac signs will get a perfect job

Jun 12, 2024 16:04 PM