There is hardly any teenager who has not dealt with acne outbursts. Apart from the puberty stricken population, many adults also confront acne on their skin, on a regular basis. Acne is often caused by hormones and sometimes due to genetic factors. Some doctors and experts are of the view that unhealthy eating habits deteriorate the condition of acne. Now before going any further let us learn about what acne is.
In layman’s term, acne is the manifestation of dirt and oil clogged pores on the surface of the skin. The natural process of the skin secretes a type of oily substance called sebum. In most cases, due to hereditary factors, stress, pollution, and even food habits, excess sebum are secreted by the skin. This excess secretion is mixed with the dirt build up on the skin and causes acne outburst. Acne in severe cases can cause other skin infections.
Most people having acne on their skin also have oily hair type. If not, then they use oil to massage their hair. This excess oil seeps down to the person’s face and aggravates the acne outburst.
Think of the skin like a dirt and oil magnate. The already oily skin on your face will attract the oil from scalp and hair and increase acne breakouts. Oil on skin plus oil from scalp equals to acne boom on the face.
For boys, longer hair that falls on the face is often seen as a reason for aggravated acne conditions in the forehead region. Correcting the hairstyle and proper hair care will help you drastically reduce acne problems caused by oil from hair.
Sometimes people with acne problems get so frustrated that they take extreme measures like stopping oil application entirely. However, this may not be the right solution. You scalp still forms oil and sebum so eventually, the oil will still get into your face. Pure Oils are good for your hair texture and scalp health, so stopping that does not actually help you much. Oils like sweet almond oils, moringa oils, black seed oil are good for hair growth and texture. Rather apply oil and wrap a towel or clean cloth to keep the hair contained and preventing it to get into your face. Afterwards, clean it up with a good shampoo and condition it properly.
Acne has a direct relation with oil and sebum secretion. So if you are dealing with acne issues, you maintain general guidelines at all times, until the problem goes away. Here is what you can do:
If you look at the above points carefully, then the trick lies in keeping your skin and hair clean at all times. No excuse. In severe cases, you must stick to your treatment plan. In mild cases, acne can be managed with proper hygiene. Consult your doctor and he will definitely urge you to get a proper hair cut if required. In that case, visit your hairstylist and explain your problem for getting a good looking hairstyle that keeps hair off your face.
Most of the time acne prone skin feels rough and patchy. This is when people mistakenly use harsh scrub to clean their skin. Instead, you can use a mild scrub made of cold milk and oats. Just lightly scrub your face with oats and milk mixture. Apply minimum pressure. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Your skin texture will improve a lot. Do this twice a week.
So to wind up, it can be said that acne takes time to go. Do not lose hope and patience. Keep your face and hair clean for the most time. Stick to a healthy diet. And lead a relaxed life. You will surely feel the difference.