Myth 1: acne is caused by unclean skin
Truth: the formation of acne is not caused by dust, dirt or oil on the skin surface, so excessive cleaning will aggravate the problem. The correct way to clean your face is to use skin care products that will not cause acne or cleansing cream designated by doctors. Wash your face twice a day, and then cooperate with appropriate treatment.
Myth 2: often eat spicy food
Truth: extensive scientific research has found that diet has no direct relationship with acne, but some people still insist that chocolate, greasy and sour food will stimulate acne. How to prevent or treat acne depends on what you believe, but in short, a balanced diet can enhance resistance.
Myth 3: acne will heal automatically
Truth: acne treatment is necessary, and it is also necessary to prevent color marks and scars left by acne. Therefore, never believe such a fallacy, otherwise, your acne treatment will not see the light of day again.
Myth 4: acne can be contagious
Truth: of course not. Acne is just a skin disease, not an infectious disease. Therefore, you don’t need to make too much fuss to let others avoid or avoid others.
Myth 5: sunbathing can accelerate the decay of acne
Truth: sunshine can improve the acne of 60% of patients, 20% will not, and 20% will worsen the situation. Be aware that some oral acne drugs (such as some tetracyclines and vitamin Arabic acid) will make the skin allergic to the sun and have the risk of sunburn.
Causes of acne
Excessive oil: the source of adult acne is the growth of cells in hair follicles, which leads to excessive oil secretion, blocked pore outlet, white head and acne. Thickening of the cortex also enlarges hair follicles, encourages the growth of bacteria, stimulates inflammation of nearby tissues, and causes red and swollen acne.
High pressure: when adults are under too much pressure, the adrenal glands will secrete pressure resistant corticosterone, which acts like androgens, disrupting skin metabolism and making hair follicles particularly prone to oil production. Irritability will also reduce skin resistance and produce more oil secretion. It is a normal physiological phenomenon to have 1-2 acne in front of menstruation.
Mild: mainly acne and a small amount of acne.
Medium: the number of acne is increasing, and the inflammation is serious. Most of the acne grows in the epidermal layer.
Serious: there are a lot of acne and abscess on the body and face.
Ten ways to prevent acne
Many people think that acne is very common, so they ignore treatment, leaving permanent scars. In fact, this can be prevented, because there are many effective drugs that can cure acne, so I would like to advise you that “the disease is shallower than the disease”.
1. Bask in the sun
Regular exposure to sunlight will make the secretion of sweat glands and sebaceous glands active, block pores, and accelerate inflammation. It is advisable to wear a hat.
2. Eat iodine containing food
Foods with heavy iodine content (such as laver) should be avoided and eaten less during the acne outbreak period.
Disinfectants and bacteria in the swimming pool will irritate the skin. Avoid swimming when you have acne.
Alcohol turns the blood into weak acidity, which indirectly causes acne problems. Drinking alcohol in patients will accelerate blood circulation and trigger acne.
Massage promotes blood circulation, and inflamed acne will worsen, so it is not easy to massage people with acne!
Ten ways to prevent acne
6. Eat fried food
Fried food contains a lot of oil. If it is blocked or infected by bacteria in the process of oil secretion, it will cause acne!
7. Thick powder for cosmetics
Cosmetics will block pore respiration, and powder particles will mix with oil bacteria, making acne worse.