Acne – an Ultimate Guide on How to Get Rid of it + Causes and Prevention

The medical term for Acne is Acne Vulgaris. Acne is a skin condition that involves the sebaceous glands (which produces sebum/oil) at the base of hair follicles. Acne can occur on both male and female skins but often appear on females.

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Acne is not dangerous but sometimes can leave a scar; when treated improperly, or when you pick at them, and some time for no reason.

How Acne Appears?

There are tons of sebaceous glands situated deeper under the skin, these oil glands continuously produce sebum (oil) and transfer it through your hair follicles to the outside of the skin to keep your skin moisturized and healthy. But sometimes these glands become overactive and start producing more and more oil that can’t be managed by your hair follicles and get blocked.

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When the hair follicles or pores get blocked, and the sebum, bacteria, and the dead skin cells team up inside the pores, bacteria multiplies, and in the result of this condition, the skin starts its defensive process that may result in small bumps called Acne.

Why the Glands become Overactive?

There are several factors that can cause the glands to produce more than the required amount of oil such as:

  • Hormonal (androgen) Changes at the age of puberty, during periods, during pregnancy, taking birth starting or stopping pills and various other medications.
  • Improper diet.
  • Environmental Factors.
  • Allergies to certain skin care products.
  • Stress, though there are no studies that can backup this cause, but majority of the skin experts believe that stress plays a major role in making your glands irritated.

What does your Acne tell about your overall Health?

There is an ancient practice that our ancestors have used for a number of reasons such as the overall health of our body, this technique is called Acne Face Map.

Face Mapping is an ancient Chinese medicine method and quite a popular one, that an underlying cause of your acne can be indicated by simply looking at your face and where the acne is on your facial skin.

With this technique, some doctors can find the root cause of your acne, for example, according to the face mapping technique, if you get pimples on your nose, it can be an indication that you are not taking proper diet. Additionally, bloating and constipation can also be a cause of nose acne.

Know more about this method: What is Acne Face Map and What it tells about your overall Health?

How to get rid of Redness from Acne

There are times when the redness around acne may be a tormenting for some people. I know the acne and its redness is skin’s natural process of healing because the inflammation helps regenerate our tissues, but it can be really annoying when the inflammation is plastered over our face especially when meeting people at school, college, or workplace.

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Fortunately, there are some remedies available that can help remove the redness from acne.

I have a complete guide on getting rid of redness from acne with some easily available remedies like using ice on your red areas, eye drops, Lemon juice, etc, etc. Must give it a try if you are interested in relieving the redness that comes with Acne.

How to Get Rid of Acne

Whether you are 13 or 33, you may get acne because acne is not meant to appear only on teenagers. And getting rid of acne can be a never ending job for some people, and who knows you may be the unlucky one too. Don’t get alarmed! If there is a will, there is always a way.

There are tons of remedies available over the internet that their presenters claim to be the most efficient ones, but let me tell you something, as you know that the cause of acne is not same for everyone, the same way each remedy will not work for everyone because everyone is not the same.

First, you may need to find out the cause of acne formation on your skin, and then search and find the best remedy that will make your acne go away in no time (Of Course you will need following a remedy for few days with patience).

What about Hydrogen Peroxide for Treating Acne?

You might also have this question Can Hydrogen Peroxide really help with Acne? Well, Hydrogen Peroxide is a strong oxidizer and an antimicrobial agent which is why it can do wonders when it comes to treating acne.

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When the equal amount of Hydrogen and Oxygen (Hydrogen Peroxide) is applied on your skin, it acts as an anti-acne agent because it kills the acne causing bacteria. Many people consider it no less than a miracle because it works so fast and efficiently. Additionally, it is a natural and cheaper process of getting rid of acne.

Know more: Hydrogen Peroxide Acne Treatment in a Good Way

DIY Homemade Masks to Eliminate Acne

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Homemade Face Masks are considered to be one of the best home remedy to get rid of the acne and pimples naturally. The recipes of these masks contain a variety of ingredients that help make your skin glow and banish the acne related problems.

One of the most used ingredient in Acne Masks is Honey. Honey hydrates your skin, keep it moisturized, and promotes cell renewal of the skin.

Other ingredients such as Cinnamon, Apple Cider Vinegar, Green Tea, Turmeric, and Raw Milk are not only easily available in your kitchen but have incredible useful properties against acne outbreaks too.

Try any of these best DIY Homemade Masks to get rid of your acne as fast as possible.

Acne appearance is not limited to a particular part of your body, they can grow anywhere on the skin such as on forehead, nose, in the ear, on back, neck, shoulder, and so on.

Acne on Forehead

As mentioned earlier, acne is caused due to more than the average amount of oil which our skin does not need, that can cause the blocking of pores. Since the forehead is so close to the scalp (hairs), where the oil flow is happening through hair follicles, that is why you can often get acne on your forehead.

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Avoid picking at your acne or even touching them with unwashed hands, or it can make the situation worst, and you don’t want more problems…do you?

As getting rid of acne is almost the same no matter where they are on your skin, but I have written a full guide on getting rid of forehead acne to help you treat your condition in a better way…Go check it out.

Acne on Chest

If you are a man and have a hairy chest, then there are high chances of the appearance of acne there because you may lack the proper cleaning of your chest skin because of too many hairs.

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Pimples on a Female Chest

How to clear chest acne?

There are several things that you can do to banish the chest acne and prevent getting it in future.

  • Make showering a habit after every vigorous activity that causes you sweat more like the gym or jogging etc. This is to remove the dirt, bacteria, and the dead skin cells to make sure that your pores don’t get blocked.
  • Try using acne control body wash that contains salicylic acid which is known for killing the germs and acne-causing bacteria on your skin. It will also remove the inflammation if already have there.
  • Use a gentle face wash and body wash that suits your skin’s texture, try asking a dermatologist about this.

Know more: Best Tips on How to Get Rid of Chest Acne?

How to Get Rid of Acne Scabs

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Scabs are protective crusts over cuts or wounds; it is a natural healing process of the skin after injury.

The scabs that developed after you pop pimples, pick at them, or scratched them, are called acne scabs. And it requires proper care and treatment to make them fall off by its own otherwise it can cause scarring on your skin if treated improperly or disturbed by any mean.

An excellent treatment for scabs is to keep them soft, supple, and moist allowing the skin to do its job. Visit this article to know how to get rid of acne scabs fast.

On the other side, if scabs are left untreated, they can get infected that may lead to bleeding, pus, and pain.

Bottom Line

Alright, there you go a complete set about causes, prevention, and getting rid of acne, acne scabs, and the redness from acne, etc. etc.

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Quick Question: Do you have acne right now? Have you suffered from acne ever? Please share your experience in the comments; it can be beneficial for other readers. Thanks!

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