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In the summertime, our skin often changes along with the rising temperatures - hotter weather usually means that our sweat and oil glands go into overdrive, creating the perfect conditions for breakouts. That doesn’t mean that you have to suffer all through the summertime with some extra pimples - there are steps that you can take to keep your skin as clear as possible all summer long.
When it comes to acne, it seems like the most common piece of advice given is “Just wash your face!” as if that solves every single cause of acne - hormonal, diet, makeup, whatever. However, if it were really that simple, no one would have acne - ever.
What matters is what you actually wash your face with. There’s no denying that our skin is affected by what we use on it, so why would face wash be an exception?
It may sound a little strange but SKIN s the largest and a very important organ we have.
Skin provides protections for most of our other internal organs, helps to regulate body temperature and our water content, keeps away harmful agents and even bacteria
Skin is also an important part of who we are, our personal ID card, so sometime it is a source of pride and happiness and sometime-a trouble maker
We all know the universal struggle of having clear, flawless skin - but how do we know the path
to clear skin if we don’t know what’s causing our acne?
The causes of acne and breakouts can be sorted into two main causes - internal and external.
Have you ever wondered what type of acne you have and how they are formed? Before we go further, let us first discuss what acne is and what causes acne. There are two classes of acne; acute and chronic acne. Although they both present the same surface symptoms and are formed the same way, the underlining cause is different for these two classes of acne.
Amongst the eat healthier, exercise more, volunteer more resolutions, there would be a number of people who finally decide to join the “go to natural” movement this new year 2019. The reason for this is that more and more people are beginning to realize natural remedies/products are just as effective as chemical products. Plus there is the added benefit of minimal to no side effects and more synergistic interaction with your internal functions to produce better sustainable results. As such the use of natural skin care products/remedies for the treatment of acne is on the rise.
Many of you have probably heard claims from commercials, friends and family about miracle acne treatments that work overnight. Then there’s the grandma advise to avoid makeup altogether if you are prone to acne and use your inner beauty to dazzle the world….
Before you start making lifestyle changes that will not work or affect the way you feel about yourself and make hefty purchases for miracle cures that don’t work and contain toxic ingredients that actually damage your skin, here are a few facts you should be aware of.
than 80% of Americans between the ages of 11 and 24 experience some of form of
acne. For some the acne begins at puberty and ends shortly after. While for
others this becomes a lifelong struggle that persists for many years. If your
acne has persisted for longer than 2 years, then the odds are you are suffering
from chronic acne as opposed to acute acne. Acute
acne is the infrequent acne that shows up occasionally as a result of
environmental factors, diet, or a brief hormonal surge. These surface symptoms
can be easily treated with masks, streamers, etc. Though, acute acne and
chronic acne may be caused by different factors, the way they form is the same
in both cases.
Adult acne can be quite embarrassing and it makes us self-conscious in social gatherings. Hence, we are often willing to do anything to get rid of these facial blemishes. Men in general are a lot more willing to try pills gotten online or recommended by their dermatologists without reviewing the risk factors. This is because while a woman can hide her acne behind foundation and makeup, most men are unwilling to do this as they see makeup as the feminine. Accutane the most commonly recommended drug by dermatologists to treat acne was pulled off the market due to adverse side effects and is a subject of Class action Suite.
Foundation, considered one of the most important steps in most women’s makeup routine can cause or exacerbate pre-existing skin conditions such as acne. Even people who are not prone to acne usually use some form of foundation. This is because it creates a smooth, flawless (or less flawed) appearance. It creates a smooth, solid unified canvass on which we create our masterpieces or for some just the lighter finishes to highlight their features.
Contouring is a technique that has long been hailed as the makeup technique to use if you want a more defined chiseled look. So why opt for reverse contouring and what is the difference between the two? More and more people are beginning to realize they can achieve a chiseled look while maintaining the natural feel with reverse contouring. With both reverse and regular contouring techniques, at least two shades of foundation are required.
Beauty sleep is real! No matter how busy you are, you need to catch those ZZZs irrespective of your schedule to keep your skin youthful and glowing!
But as it seems, your pillowcase could be responsible for acne, particularly when you are a sideways sleeper. This is because your face touches the pillowcase for the entire duration while you are sleeping.
Apparently, something which is in contact with your face would contribute a lot in deciding its condition, and pillow is no exception. This is perhaps why your pillow might be the real culprit behind acne.
It’s common knowledge for any Summer enthusiast that during this particular season, the risks of a breakout are especially high. While attending sunny picnics, summer barbeques, and other seasonal activities, we expose ourselves to considerable amounts of UV light (sun). We tend to dehydrate ourselves, overexert ourselves, eat to many deserts and drink to alcohol ; all causes of acne. That’s why, during the summer, many of us take extra care into controlling breakouts.
Once summer ends, however, our guard drops. We think that just because the season has ended, so have the chances of acne appearing. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The risk of having a breakout is still present after summer has passed.
So, schools are going to start again. This year make sure that you look your best and stay confident throughout the year. Do not let your acne-prone skin dull your shine!
With your head up and chin high, walk confidently without worrying about acne breakouts! Yes, you can do it. All it takes is the right skin care and you are done.
We will tell you how.
There could be nothing worse than having an acne-prone skin! Like you never know what could trigger the breakouts, or could make the condition even more badly.
However, the good news is that you can help your skin condition by indulging in healthy drink recipes. We have often reiterated the fact that fruits and veggies are your best friends if you want to get rid of acne.
You might not like to eat them plain, but here are a few mouth-watering recipes which would tempt you to try them once:
This is not the first time that a food is being blamed for breakouts and acne. We know how disheartening it is, especially when you are a foodie and a diehard fan of meat and barbeque.
Although any linkage between acne and diet has been denied by researchers time and again, however, it would not be wrong to conclude that barbeque and meat might not trigger acne, but can definitely make the situation worse if you are acne-prone.
Let’s face the fact that the ocean is a huge reflector of sunlight, and you are at an increased risk of sun damage, acne and sunburns at the beach than anywhere else! And, if you are an acne-sufferer, you know this better than us.
But, do not let this stop you from having all the fun. However, to make sure that your acne does not get any worse, here are a few go-to tips you can rely on and play safe while on the beach:
If you think that just moving to the higher SPFs is the only change you need to make up in your skin care routine this summer, you might be hugely mistaken!
Summers need a completely changed skin care routine, all because of the scorching heat and high humidity levels.
Fret not! We have got your back. In this article, we will have a closer look at the best skincare routine in hot weather summer.
Life is so uncertain when you have an acne prone skin. Like, did you ever board a plane with a clear skin, and landed with a brand-new zit?
Well, yes, you are not alone! Travel acne is common and can happen to everyone, even to the diligent skincare enthusiasts.
But the good news is that you can protect this from happening and flaunt a flawless skin when you really need those top notch selfies.
But before we delve deeper and have a look at various ways to avoid travel breakouts, let’s first understand the science behind their occurrence.
Adult acne breakouts can be quite annoying during the summer. While you enjoy outdoors, barbecues and picnics you might not even notice but your favourite foods could be the reason to exasperate those pimples as some foods can do more harm than good to your body.
Acne is caused by secretion of too much oil (sebum) in the body. It can also be exasperated (amplified) by genetics, irregular menstrual cycle, stress, hot and humid weather and even by oil-based makeup. Acne can also lead to scarson the face if not taken care of properly. To avoid those unwanted pimples and potential marks and scars use the summer foods wisely to help not to harm.
Do you wear a sunscreen before stepping out in the sun and even use hats and umbrella as much as possible, but still not able to control increased acne breakout after sun exposure?
Well, we feel you, and you are not alone! Sun exposure can exasperate acne in number of ways. If you have acne prone skin and use wrong sunscreens containing ingredients that additionally clog your pores; if you have sun sensitivity, also known as photosensitivity and your sebaceous glands skin start secreting excess oils as a protection mechanism against too much UV rays, which leads to the development of acne.
When people think of acne, they think of teenagers with inflamed pustules (red breakouts) on their faces.
Nobody thinks of acne when it comes to adults. It is quite embarrassing as an adult to have acne all over your face especially if you’re a professional and have to meet people every day.
Most people think that men care less about their look but it’s wrong; as clear skin is very important for everyone as it truly reflects a person’s overall health.
Your skin is the largest organ of the body and if it has severe acne of the face or back then it is signaling an underlying problem that must be treated immediately or else it may worsen!
There is a raging debate between parents, teens and often professionals around whether or not to pop your pimples. People try to catch them early, others let them develop so they are easy to get at, but you have heard it here first, popping pimples really is as bad for your skin as the experts say it is.
As our other acne based blogs have suggested acne is an inflammation of the skin and a pimple can derive from a blocked pore. With our busy daily lives these pores can become blocked ever so easily with excess sebum, dead skin cells, bacteria and often pus, I know gross right?! But seemingly overnight you wake up in the morning and see this big spot or pimple staring back at you in the mirror. Something takes a hold of us from this point onwards, almost as if the pimple is asking to be popped or squeezed and we feel compelled to listen to it.