Acne ? Here Are Some Simple Treatment Tips

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At one time or another in our lives, we have all had some form of Acne. Today, we will look at this condition, its causes and how it can be treated or at least reduced to a manageable level.  

Understanding Acne: 

  • Types of Acne: The kind of acne (comedonal, inflammatory, cystic) can indicate the most effective therapy for it. 
  • Triggers and Causes: For instance, hormonal changes are initiators of acne while stress, diet or skin care products may worsen the situation. 

Skincare Routine: 

  • Gentle Cleansing: Use a mild cleanser that does not clog pores to wash your face twice daily thereby removing excess oil and debris without stripping the skin. 
  • Topical Treatments: Use over-the-counter medicines containing such ingredients as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or retinoids which open up the pimples and reduce inflammation. 
  • Moisturizing: To avoid congested pores use oil free non-comedogenic moisturizers to hydrate your skin fully.
  • Sun Protection: Regularly apply broad spectrum sunscreen to prevent post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by acne.  

Professional Treatments:

  • Dermatologist Consultation: If you have severe acne or persistent acne seek help from a dermatologist who may prescribe oral antibiotics such as topical retinoids or oral contraceptive pills for hormonal acne.
  • Chemical Peels: Chemical peels are done by dermatologists in order to exfoliate skin surface, reduce oilyness and treat acne.
  • Extraction and Injections: Other treatments like comedone extraction and intra-lesional injections for cystic acnes might be advised upon by professionals. 

Lifestyle and Home Remedies: 

  • Healthy Diet: Avoid high-glycemic foods and dairy; instead, eat fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids that reduce inflammation.  
  • Stress Management: Acne can worsen due to stress therefore yoga, meditation or exercise are practices which can help in managing the levels of stress.  
  • Avoid Picking and Squeezing: Don’t pop or pick pimples as it may cause further inflammation or scarring.
  • Acne Scarring: For acne scars, medical assistance on laser therapy, microneedling or chemical peels is advisable.  
  • Hormonal Acne: In case of hormonal imbalance, a healthcare provider may prescribe spironolactone or oral contraceptive pills.
  • Consultation with a Dermatologist: Frequent follow-ups with a dermatologist can check for growth and change treatment plans accordingly.

Patience and Consistency: 

  • Timeframe: Results from acne treatments can take weeks or even months so exercise patience while on the treatment regime with always involve consistency.
  • Patch Test New Products: Take care while taking up new skincare products and undertake patch test to observe side effects. 

Professional Advice:

Always check with your dermatologist/healthcare professional before beginning any new course of treatment specifically for severe or persistent cases of acne as they will give you personalized advice according to your skin type and condition.

Different people respond differently to treatment hence this means that many patients need to be patient when identifying the best combination of treatment options. At one time or another in our lives, we have all had some form of Acne. Today, we will look at this condition, its causes and how it can be treated or at least reduced to a manageable level.  

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