REASONS WHY YOUR ACNE WONT JUST GO AWAY

Acne is a chronic skin disease characterized by the formation of nodules, pustules and often associated with scarring. It happens when your oil producing glands becomes hyperactive making the skin suitable for infection (causing bacteria to thrive).

It also happens when your skin cells sheds too much that it clogs your pores. The main reason for most acne breakouts is due to hormonal imbalances especially in teenagers and pregnant women. There are measures and treatments available to manage acne breakouts. But the question is, what are you doing wrong?

  • TOUCHING YOUR FACE

If you have acne, not touching your face doesn’t sound too easy to do. Sometimes we even do it unknowingly. Constantly touching your face transfers germs from your fingers onto your face. This causes infection, leads to inflammation, and worsens your acne. 

  • DEHYDRATION

Staying hydrated has proven to improve appearance and tone of the skin. Drinking lots of water is a great way to get hydrated. You can also eat lots of fruits as it is a good source of water. Also drinking enough water flushes out toxins from your body keeping your skin healthy and free of acne.

  •  WASHING YOUR FACE TOO MUCH

Knowing that dirt causes acne, you might be tempted to wash your face more than you should. When you wash your face  several times in a day, your skin dries out and gets irritated. Also when the skin is too dry, it over produces oil to compensate for the dryness. All these make acne worsen.

  • STRESSING

Stress may cause or worsen your acne. Some studies propose that stress strongly correlate with acne development. The stress hormone ( cortisol) influences inflammatory processes leading to stress related acnes.

  • POPPING YOUR PIMPLES

Squeezing your pimples is another reason why your acne won’t just go away. It  has short term improvements but later worsens your acne with further complications. It pushes the pus deep into the skin making it more prone to inflammation. 

  • USING TOO MANY SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

 Trying out different skin care product irritates the skin and worsen your acne even more. The PH of some products may be milder to some people whiles it may  irritate others with more sensitive skins. Consult a dermatologist before trying any skin care products.

  •  NOT EXFOLIATING

Exfoliating at least twice a week can help with your acne problems. Scrubbing your face removes dead skin cells from your face and unclogs your pores. It is also very good way to keep your skin smooth and healthy.

  • POOR DIET

Certain foods or not eating certain foods can gravely impact your skin. There is a connection between the development of acne and some associated foods. It is therefore important to know what foods you may be allergic to. If your acne is not going away, change your diet. Eat more fruits and vegetables. 

  • WRONG MAKEUP PRODUCTS

Applying concealer and foundation to your face may be an easy way to hide your pimples. But, some of these products really mess with your acne. They are greasy and tend to clog skin pores; worsening acne effects.

  • NOT EXERCISING

5% of blood from your heart travels to the skin for nourishing purposes. When you exercise,  blood flow to your skin improves and keeps your skin nourished. Exercising also reduces stress by down-regulating the release of stress hormones. Not exercising will only make your acne worse.