Are you faithfully treating your acne but still seeing new breakouts? Your skincare routine could be to blame.
Well, acne occurs when the pores of your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria. Each pore of your skin is the opening to a follicle. The follicle is made up of hair and a sebaceous (oil) gland.
The oil gland releases sebum (oil), which travels up the hair, out of the pore, and onto your skin. The sebum keeps your skin lubricated and soft.
Here are the 5 Important things you need to know about Acne:
What are the main causes of acne?
Dr. Ritika Dhingra, Founder of The luxe Clinique said, Four main factors cause acne:
- Excess oil (sebum) production.
- Hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells.
How can I cure my acne problem?
Dr. Dhingra says, follow one mantra for curing acne problem that is “Cure is self-care: Warm compress and Moisturizer.”
What foods cause acne?
According to Dr. Dhingra, some foods like Sugar which we consume as refined white sugar in our homes and in other forms like sodas, tetra pack juices, honey can cause acne. Other than that Dairy Products, Fast Food, Chocolate, Greasy Food, Whey Protein Powder, Refined Grains, and foods rich in omega-6 fats can also cause acne.
Does masturbation cause acne?
“Masturbating does not cause acne. Masturbation has a number of physical and mental health benefits, such as reducing stress and physical tension,” said Dr. Dhingra.
What is the best acne treatment?
Dr. Dhingra said, “Best treatment for acne problem is to go and meet the cosmetic doctor and follow some prescribed medicines. Hence, the most common topical prescription medications for acne are:
- Retinoids and retinoid-like drugs. Drugs that contain retinoic acids or tretinoin are often useful for moderate acne.
- Antibiotics. These work by killing excess skin bacteria and reducing redness and inflammation.
- Azelaic acid and salicylic acid.