Acne is a skin condition caused by clogging of skin follicles with dead skin and oil. Here’s how you can treat it.
Acne: bacterial deposits can clog skin pores
If you’ve been troubled by skin issues, you know how sticky those issues can be. And, this is even more true when it comes to acne problems. Acne is a long-term skin condition that is often caused by the clogging of skin pores by dead skin cells and oil deposits. Even bacterial deposits can clog skin pores. To solve this problem, many of us try different treatments. For those who want to get rid of the problem from the comfort of their own home, it is better to use proven home remedies. Nutritionist Lovneet Batra, on her ‘Nutrition By Lovneet’ Instagram page, discusses one of these homemade acne treatments.
Here is the home remedy for acne. Mix a tablespoon of aloe vera gel with a pinch of turmeric and half a teaspoon of rose water. Apply this paste on your face and wash it off after drying. All the ingredients used in this remedy are readily available in Indian homes.
Usually dead skin cells, oil and bacteria cause acne. However, some other conditions can also trigger this skin problem. In another article on the same Instagram page, we discover many other reasons that can cause acne. Here is the list :
Stress can make acne worse by causing a release of inflammatory chemicals called neuropeptides and hormonal changes.
2. High Androgen Hormones
Increased androgen levels can trigger a higher sebum production process, changes in skin cell activity, inflammation and colonization of hair follicles by a bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) which can lead to acne.
3. Endocrine Disorders
Fluctuations in your hormones can often cause acne, which also reveals an imbalance in your endocrine system.
4. Digestive problems
Acne can be caused by dysbiosis, which is when the normal intestinal flora outnumbers the pathogens.
5. Excessive sweating
Sweating changes the pH balance of the skin and can cause acne.
Inflamed acne develops when bacteria get trapped inside clogged pores.
7. Oral contraceptives
Birth control pills that contain only progesterone can actually make acne worse.
Acne can seem like a serious, hard-to-manage problem. But with the right advice, you can deal with it.
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