Acne is mainly driven by male hormones during the teenage years. Sensitivity to such hormones, combined with surface (skin) bacteria and lipids (fatty acids) within the sebaceous (oil) glands results in acne. Common locations for acne are the face, chest, shoulders and back – the location of the sebaceous glands.
Although acne is essentially a normal physiological occurrence, certain conditions may worsen the condition containing;
• fluctuating hormone levels in women
• manipulation (picking / put) of acne lesions
• Wearing protective clothing and headgear (eg, hats and helmets)
• Air pollution and certain weather conditions, especially high humidity
These are the basic self-help techniques to manage and prevent acne:
• Only wash areas of the skin affected by acne twice daily. Too frequent washing can cause irritation of the skin and makes the symptoms worsen.
• Use a mild soap or cleanser and lukewarm water. Water that is too hot or cold can worsen acne.
• Do not press the spots or try to clean out blackheads. This can make things worse or lead to scars.
• Do not use too much make-up and cosmetics.
• Remove all makeup before going to bed.
• Use a water-based plasticizers that are free of fragrances for any dry skin.
• Shower after a workout or exercise to stop sweating irritating acne.
• Regular shampooing and keep the hair out of the face may also help.
Using argan oil may help.One the most effective treatment of acne is ArganRain Argan Oil. Since ArganRain Argan Oil regulates the production of sebum, which causes acne, its use can help reduce further breakouts. The vitamin E present in the oil contains anti-oxidants that help remove damaged cells and help new ones grow, therefore fading acne scars.