There are hundreds upon hundreds of factors that can influence the formation of acne including stress, poor diet, hormonal changes, bad hygiene, environmental pollution, the list is very long. While 80% of acne sufferers are aged 12-24 according to statistical data, adult acne is very real for many of us and knowing how to deal with it effectively can make a world of difference, as we all know from experience. Continue reading
Dealing with acne can be stressful, but having tried multiple skincare products that do wonders for many, yet fail to help you is got to be some of the most disheartening experiences ever.
If you have tried various products and none of them did much to cure your breakouts, it might be because the acne is of hormonal origin. During the teenage years, our bodies experience high hormonal fluctuations, which can lead to some nasty, painful cystic breakouts in the adult life, especially among women.
Who suffers from Acne? If you are one of them, which we are sure you are, then keep reading. Many people suffer from acne and that is not as painful as getting rid of the scars that are left behind due to either excessive sun exposure or simply just hormonal changes. Some over the counter medicines may help get rid of acne but they are not a permanent solution. Nothing is actually.
The Aloe Vera plant is widely used as a treatment for skin conditions such as burns, minor abrasions, and cuts. The leaves of the Aloe Vera plant, which is a member of the cactus family but not exactly a cactus plant, are cut and the gel inside is applied to areas to ease healing. Additionally, aloe contains substances that can reduce inflammation and pain.
Oh acne, the skin issue that sucks away all our confidence. It affects the best of us. And, just when we think we’ve finally tackled it, we’re left with a new problem – the infamous acne scar. Rearing its ugly head, this scar lingers around as a constant reminder, lest we should forget the trauma of acne.
An acne scar can show itself to us after a stubborn spot has finally disappeared, hanging around for months before finally fading. But some of them may require treatment.
While for some extremely lucky people acne is a temporary problem, acne scars can be a real, permanent pain in the butt (or on the face, for that matter). Like the acne itself isn’t bad enough – they always seem to pop up when least expected, cause unnecessary discomfort and manage to spoil your mood faster than the speed of sound – some also leave a scar when they are gone, just in case you forget.
On the plus side, you’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, around 80% of all people between ages 11 and 30 get acne outbreaks at some point in their lives.
Like it or not, scarring is a natural part of the skin’s healing process after being damaged by a wound. Unfortunately, acne counts as a wound as well. While most superficial wounds heal without leaving any trace, the inflammation caused by acne damages your skin’s dermis – the deeper, thicker layer of the skin – developing scars after the healing process is over.
Don’t get discouraged just yet though. Acne scars can be treated effectively. Below we will take a detailed look at what causes them, how you can prevent them and what are the best oils for acne scars.
From hair treatments to body butters, coconut oil certainly gets around. But when you’re suffering from an acne breakout, is it really going to help clear up those spots, or will it just make them worse?
There’s no denying the fact that, coconut oil is hailed for its natural beauty and wellness properties, which is why you’ll find it as one of the key ingredients in many products. As a hydrating oil, it’s great for using in moisturizers for your body, face, and hair – and it’s extremely tasty, too!
However, when you hear about people using it to treat acne, you’d be forgiven for questioning their intentions. When you’re suffering from a breakout that’s caused by excess oil, do you really want to add more oil to your skin?
We wanted to take a closer look at this acne-busting solution to see how it works, who should use it, who shouldn’t use it, and how you should apply it to your face. We’ve even thrown in some fabulous homemade face masks you can try at home for the ultimate, indulgent, spot-defying treat!
Acne can be a real pain! These infected follicles that usually erupt on the face can be embarrassing and unsightly for anyone. You go through all the trouble to get these off your face and just when you think it will all be fine your skin gets another visitor, acne scabs.
Even though these scabs form for your skin to heal the follicles, the scabs are just as bad looking as that acne it replaced! So, what to do now? Simple, we wage war against this too, but in a way that does not slow down the healing process. Here we go!
Wait! Before we go any further there is something you should know: Do NOT Pick on the Acne Scabs!
If you weren’t already aware (where have you been all this time) – acne sucks. And there’s nothing more frustrating than forehead acne which pops up right in the middle of your face for everyone to see.
Your forehead is one of the most common places for acne to rear its ugly head, and there are plenty of obvious reasons as to why (e.g. the hair and makeup products you’re using). However, there are also a lot of lesser known causes of forehead acne, which is why we’re going to explore these below.
By understanding what can worsen the acne on your forehead, you can start to tackle these factors one by one. There are also a number of natural remedies, over-the-counter medications, and prescriptions that can speed up the acne removal process. And, to make sure it doesn’t reappear, we’ll also share some handy tips on how to prevent forehead acne.
Acne is a common skin condition for teenagers and adults. It’s so common that most of us will experience it in some form during our lives. However, this notion doesn’t make it any less distressing when you’re suffering from a breakout.
If you’ve ever suffered from spots you’ll know how relieved you are when they start to disappear. But, for many of us, the success of getting rid of those pesky pimples doesn’t last long, because you soon face another problem – how to remove acne scars.
Acne scars or dark marks provide you with a bitter reminder of the stress and trauma you went through when you had acne. They can form in lumps or indents, or may appear on the surface of your skin as pigmented marks. They can cause just as much stress, if not more, as your spots did when you had them.
So, how to get rid of acne scars quickly and effectively?
Thankfully, there is a wide range of treatments available. And to help you tackle your bumps and marks, just as you so successfully did with your acne, we’ll share some helpful tips and advice on how you can remove acne scars before and after they occur.
Adult acne can be brutal. Even if you felt like yours was the “worst” or you were “the only one” when you were a teenager, most adolescents deal with at least occasional breakouts. Speaking for myself, I certainly felt singled out and more pimply than the rest, but the truth is that acne is a near-universal struggle for pubescent teens.
Once you arrive to adulthood, you expect the acne to go away. Or, if you weren’t literally expecting it, you were at least hopeful. Even if forever-greasy skin was in your genetic dealing, or you have the sneaky suspicion that acne scars might follow you forever, you focus your energies on at least getting past the pimple phase.
But then, adulthood comes and the zits stay. And whether or not you saw it coming, it can be socially mortifying. You thought you felt singled out as a teen with especially bad breakouts, eh? Think again! Living as an adult with unshakable, perpetual acne is no less than a curse.