Monday, April 23, 2012

Tips to treat Acne

Acne which are commonly known as pimples or zits. It causes whiteheads, blackheads and inflamed red lesions on skins.
In medical terms, it is called as Acne vulgaris, cystic acne.

Causes for Acne

1.Acne can be seen more commonly in teenagers and it may also come at any age even infant. It may be due to hormonal changes due  to menstrual periods, pregnancy, birth control etc.

2.Oil cosmetics and hair related products.

3. Due to drugs like testosterone, estrogen and phenytoin.

4. Most commonly due to high level of humidity and sweating.


1. Wash your face once or twice per day gently with mild and non drying soaps which removes the infectious bacteria or any other harmful effects on your face and even after your physical workouts also have a bath.

2. Daily wash your hair with shampoo and avoid tight headbands.
3. Do not  try to squeeze, scratch, pick, or rub the pimples. It may lead to skin infection and diseases.
4. Avoid often touching your face with hands and fingers.
5. Avoid chemical cosmetics, go for natural products and "non-comedogenic" formulas.

If it could not be controlled by natural way of treatments, then medicine prescribed are,

1. Oral antibiotics such as  minocycline, doxycycline, tetracycline, erythromycin, and amoxicillin.

2. Skin antibiotics such as  clindamycin, erythromycinm or dapsone.

3. Retinoic acid creams (Retina-A) and Accutance pills should not be taken by pregnant women, it causes birth defects.

4. Formulas of benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, resorcinol, salicylic acid are also prescribed.

5.Spironolactone can  help women with hormonally controlled acne.

6.Laser treatment called photodynamic therapy also helps in quick remedy.

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