Who among us has not looked in the mirror and seen the blemish we were sure would ruin our day, if not our life? Three out of four teenagers have some acne, and some adults continue to have acne into their twenties, thirties and forties.
When hair follicles in the skin become plugged with a combination of sebum or fat and cellular material, a pimple results. In teenagers, acne is linked to hormonal activity and often occurs on the face, back, chest and upper arms. Adult acne shows up mainly on the face. An especially problematic form of adult acne, called rosacea, affects the skin of the nose, forehead, and cheeks. Acne rosacea usually responds well to medical treatment.
The good news is: acne eventually goes away. The bad news is: it doesn't go away overnight. A regular skin care regimen, perhaps combined with prescription medicine recommended by a health care provider, can help avoid outbreaks and potential; scarring.
A primary care doctor or other provider may recommend a topical medicine, oral antibiotics, or both. Lotions, creams, or gels containing vitamin A acid, tretinoin - commonly called Retin-A, help stop pimples from forming by preventing dead skin cells fro sticking to the wall of the hair follicle. Antibiotics work by keeping bacteria from forming and reducing inflammation. Severe cases of acne can be treated with a pill containing vitamin A called isotretinoin or Accutane. Accutane does have side effects, however, and cannot be taken by pregnant women.
The aftereffect of acne - scarring - also can be treated by a doctor, although it is quite costly. Collagen may be injected into scars to "fill them up". This treatment is expensive and temporary, lasting only 4 to 6 months. Surgery involving skin grafts is an option for deeper scars.
Although acne is not life threatening, it effects on self-esteem and self-confidence should not be downplayed. Now before you should know the most common all-important home care for acne, you should also know how acne develops.
Whiteheads form when pores become clogged with oily secretions and hair follicles break down. Blackheads form when the clogged pore is invaded by bacteria and pus. Blackheads should not be squeezed because this can cause further spreading of the bacteria. Acne or pimples form when the hair follicle walls rupture. Acne can then spread. Squeezing the pimple can cause the infection to spread further. Now here are the most common and effective home remedies to treat acne:
1. Wash your face once or twice daily with the cleanser of your choice. 2. Use an "acne" cream or lotion. Start with over-the-counter lotions that contain benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, resorcinol, or salicylic acid as the main ingredient.3. Use a moisturizer labeled noncomedogenic. This has been tested and found not to cause pimples.4. Don't open your pimples unless your health care provider has given you instructions on how to do it correctly.Pimples Inside Nose
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