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HOW TO TREAT ACNE AT HOME?

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how-to-treat-acne-at-homeEven if you take care of your skin maintain a good skincare regime and do cleansing etc. on a daily basis you may still break out because your hormones are not balanced or maybe because you are experiencing lots of stress. If you wake up a morning and see that your skin is breaking out and you have got pimples that were never have been there before, then you may get panicked and opt for the harsh chemical based products or you may choose for the harmful medications.

However, the best way is to start taking prevention steps and try to heal your skin using the natural and home remedies to avoid the chemical based products on your face.  

You should try to taking care of your skin correctly, cleanse it properly and wash your face twice a day to prevent any bacteria and to get rid of all the harmful bacteria from the surface. Also, try using these home remedies and avoid using the harsh chemical based products in first place.

These remedies can help in healing the skin and curing the acne as well and will not have any harmful effect on your skin. You need to find out that which one works best for you to heal your acne.

The good thing about treating your acne at home is that the ingredients you use to manage it are mostly available in your household. Also, they are available on very cheap. The chemical based or the over the counter products that are available for the acne treatment contains the chemicals, and they can be costly as well.  Try to use these home remedies to heal the skin and take care of your skin properly and treat your acne on early stage as soon as possible.

Also, you should try to prevent the further acne breakouts as well by following a good skincare regime and by making some lifestyle changes because prevention is always better than cure. Also, try to deal with the cause of your acne and try to avoid your triggering point for the acne. The common causes of the acne can be hormonal imbalance, too much stress, lack of sleep, improper diet. Your genes can be a matter also because if your parents were more prone to acne then resultantly you are more prone to acne as well.

However, if you think that your acne is not healing even after using all these treatments and getting worse, then you should consult a dermatologist so that he/she can prescribe and recommend a procedure depending on the actual cause of your acne and the condition of your skin.

Facial cleanliness

First thing first you need to keep your face clean and should take care of your face properly. You should take care of your face and should clean it properly n matter you have acne or not, either way, try to wash your face twice a day properly. Taking care of the face cleanliness will remove the excess oil or sebum from your skin and will also help in getting rid of the dead skin cells or bacteria from your face as well. All these things have their contrition in acne breakouts so avoiding the will eventually help in coping with the acne as well. However, you should not wash your face more than twice a day because it may be harmful to your skin instead of being beneficial and it may irritate your skin as well.

Also be careful while washing your face. Don’t be so harsh or rough on your face. Try to clean it as gently as possible and then pat dry it.

Moisturizer

No matter what skin type do you have, you need a moisturizer to moisturize your skin. Especially if you are having an acne breakout and treating it, then you need it even more because the products or treatments that are used to treat the acne can dry out your skin. If you have oily skin, then you can opt for the moisturizer that is for oily skin, and that is oil free.

There is a variety of the moisturizers available that works well for different types of the skin whether your skin is oily or dry or even if you have combination skin you can always found a moisturizer that is suitable for you depending on your skin type. If you have acne or you have acne prone skin, then you should buy a moisturizer that has a label of non comedogenic on it.

It means that the product will not cause acne breakouts or acne on your face you should also opt for the cosmetic products that have non comedogenic on them or that are water based and oil free product so that it won’t cause more acne on your face.

Oil Cleansing

We often consider that oil will clog the pores and will cause the acne breakouts on our skin and will cause even more acne. However, we can also use the oil cleansers to cleanse our face. Especially if you have oily skin, then you may find it hard to put more oil on your skin however it works well to remove the all the traces of the makeup from the skin and helps in making the skin soft.

That not all it also normalize the oil production of the surface because when your skin is dry then your body tries to compensate it by producing more oil in this way it won’t overproduce the oil on your face due to the face dryness because you have applied the oil on your skin in order to remove the dry skin and acne on the same time.

Oil does not only normalize the oil production of the skin rather it will also reduce the aging signs and can help in healing the acne scars as well.

Avoid smoking

Smoking does not only cause any harm to your overall health, but it’s also not suitable for the skin. It can give you more breakouts as well. The acne that is caused due to the smoking also has a particular terminology. It is called smokers acne. When you smoke then body healing process gets slow because it slows down the natural process of the body of inflammation that happens to cure or heal the acne.

The people who smoke are more likely to have acne as compare to the people who do not smoke especially the women who are in twenty to twenty-five age range are more likely to get moderate acne if they burn.

If you have sensitive skin and you smoke, then you may experience the skin irritation as well. That’s not all it will also make your age prematurely and will give your wrinkles as well on early age. So while you are trying to treat your acne using these home remedies, it is also essential to quit such habits that can cause the more acne breakouts on your skin.

Sugar imbalance

If you are eating foods that cause the sugar imbalance in your body then maybe this too contributes to your acne problems. Taking care of your diet is very important since you are what you eat. So try to choose your food wise especially while you have an acne breakout or if you have an acne prone skin. Try to taste the excellent and healthy food and don’t eat foods that will imbalance your sugar levels because this factor can also trigger your acne problems.

Try Sugar scrub

You also need to remove dead skin cells from your face because dead skin cells can also clog your pores and can eventually lead to a cane breakout on the face finally on your face as well. You can exfoliate your skin gently to remove all the skin cells from the surface. You can use sugar to peel the skin and to get rid of all the dead skin cells from the skin as well.

You can use sugar ( either white or brown sugar) in various ways, it can be used with the olive oil, or you can use it for exfoliation with the honey or even just plain water Following is a method in which you can use sugar in order to get benefits from it.

Take one and the half cup of the brown sugar and take one and a half cup of white sugar after that add coarse sea salt in the mixture two to three tablespoons. Then add about half cup of virgin olive oil in this mixture. Then you can add about ten tablespoons of the vanilla extract. After that you can also add one whole vanilla bean to the mixture however it is optional you can skip this step if you want.

The procedure of using these ingredients is as follow. Mix all the ingredients and store in a glass jar. Then you can use it for the shedding of the skin whenever you want.

Avoid touching your face

While you are following these natural remedies to treat your acne at home, it is also essential to consider some other daily routine habits as well. You should always avoid touching your face because your hands can house the harmful bacteria because we feel a lot of the things using our hands throughout the day so you should avoid touching the face.

Especially if you have an active acne breakout, then you should try to avoid to move your face or to pick your acne at all. You should not only keep your hands away from your face also you should try to keep your sheets and other objects that can possibly touch your face clean for example your make up brushes or even your hairs as well.

Egg white and lemon face mask

This remedy can be used on every type of skin, and it can be beneficial for every type of the surface. The procedure of using it is quite simple. All you have to do id that takes an egg white and beat it well after then add some lemon juice to it and mix the mixture well.

Apply this mixture on all over your face except the eye area. You can apply the mask at night and leave it overnight however if you don’t want to use the cover overnight then you can try using on the face for about half an hour and can wash it off with lukewarm water after that.

Use toners to balance PH level

The natural PH of your skin may disrupt by using harsh chemical based soap or other products with time. To restore the PH of your skin and balance it again, try to use toners to tone your face. Toners are also crucial for your skin. If you want to choose a natural option for the toner you can consider using pure Apple cider vinegar as a toner on your face in evening and moorings.

It can also help in the prevention of the acne as well and can restore the natural PH of your skin as well. Apple cider vinegar is also rich with so many enzymes that are beneficial for your skin to kill the acne causing acne bacteria. If you have chronic can then it can be a result of the acne bacteria that tend to spread on the skin and grow on the skin as well. To deal with this acne-causing bacteria apply the Apple cider vinegar as a toner on your skin. Use a cotton ball and apply the apple cider vinegar on all over your skin.

Try to pay attention to the areas where you have acne and apply it on those areas more carefully. However, if you have sensitive skin and feel burning while using the Apple cider vinegar on the face, then you can try to apply it after diluting it with water. Also, you should try to perform a spot test before using it to avoid any irritation.

 

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Improve Your Health with Better Sleep

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Another day, another dollar. You decide to celebrate the end of another workday with your co-workers at the local pub. Time ticks by and before you know it, it’s late and you’re expected to be back at the office in a few hours. So, you head home, but sleep doesn’t come easy, and when the alarm rings, you feel like you closed your eyes only moments before. What gives?


Your body’s internal clock (aka the circadian rhythm) does far more than signal when you should sleep and waken. It also plays a major role in your overall health like your body temperature, your eating habits, your digestion, and more. Experiencing a lack of sleep can throw everything off, which can also lead to health problems. So, what’s behind your sleeplessness? The answer may be closer than you think.

Today’s Sleepy Adults

Today, American adults get less sleep than ever. You should be getting between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. Yet, 40 percent of adults are not meeting this standard. In fact, more than half of American adults between the ages of 30 and 49 admit that they wake up feeling tired. So, what’s the big deal and, more importantly, how does this relate to you?

 

Time in a Bottle

Your after work celebration with co-workers or friends may be affecting your sleep. A recent report found that alcohol use in the United States has increased over the last decade from 65 percent in 2001-2002 to nearly 73 percent in 2012-2013. The problem with alcohol before bedtime is that it can increase the likelihood of snoring and interrupt your sleep quality. If you’re like 90 million other Americans, chances are great that you already suffer from snoring even before the alcohol. That means that adding the nightcap into the mix will worsen your snoring. This also impacts the quality of your sleep and your overall health. How? We’re glad you asked.

Sleep and Your Health

Poor slumber can cost you more than the feeling of getting restful sleep. Your body needs sleep to function properly and we’re not talking about just your mind, here. So, you might want to reconsider that extra grande java.

If you experience sleeplessness on a regular basis, you risk running into long-term health concerns like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and more. While snoring can be attributed to many things like sleep apnea that requires medical intervention, there are other reasons behind the snore like the contents of that amber bottle you drank last night. Yet, one question remains. How, exactly, does alcohol lead to snoring and poor health?

Alcohol relaxes your throat muscles and when you breathe, they can vibrate leading to, you guessed it, snoring. Snoring, then, can sometimes also lead to interrupted sleep, especially if the sound suddenly jolts you awake. Or, if your partner has to nudge you several times to pipe down, you can count on experiencing sleepiness in the morning.

Although short-term effects don’t equal long-term problems, that can quickly change the longer these problems persist. So, solving your sleep issues before they become bigger problems is vital for your well-being.

Catch More Zzzs

The best bet when it comes to booze is to eliminate it from your diet. Yet, if you plan to drink, it’s recommended that you stop no later than five hours before bedtime. We’re not suggesting you begin your morning with a “cold one.” However, planning around your busy schedule can improve your sleep and, ultimately, your health.

 

Stopping the snore is also important. There’s nothing quite like waking up thinking there’s a burglar only to discover it was the beautiful sound of your airways vibrating. So, drop the flashlight and grab a good anti-snoring solution instead. You’ll open those airways and lessen your snore factor as a result. After all, gaining a good night’s rest is easier than you think.

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Are Your Hormones Causing Your Acne?

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Are-Your-Hormones-Causing-Your-AcneWhen you think of acne, you’re reminded of your teen years. Breakouts are only a thing of your good, ol’ pubescent past, right? Not necessarily so.About 50 percent of women in their 20s and a growing number of women in their 30s through their 50s are experiencing the bane of the blemish as their hormones begin to fluctuate once again according to the American Journal of Dermatology. Adult acne remains perplexing. Yet, two things are certain. The pimple prevails and hormones are often to blame.

When it’s a hormonal thing

Just when you thought you were ‘home free’, wham! You have a breakout that promises to take out your whole weekend. Hormonal acne is often the cause of those precious pimples that pop up with your monthly cycle or even for the first time during menopause. The hormone that triggers hormonal acne are the androgens (male hormones). Men and women have androgens, which is why either can be blessed with blemishes.

While androgens have many healthy functions in your body, too many of those little buggers can lead to problems, such as excessive oil production. Pair that with dirt and debris (like dead skin cells) and before you know it, you have clogged pores and bright red mounds plastered on your face or body. Thankfully, there are a few ways to tell whether your acne is hormone-related.

Here’s your sign

Let’s go back to puberty for a moment. Think about where blemishes usually appeared back then. You’d be right if you said the forehead, nose and chin, or the T-zone. Hormonal acne is a little different and tends to hang out along the bottom of your cheeks and your jawline. Fantastic, right? Okay, maybe not, but you get the idea.

So, what does hormonal acne look like? Well, it can take on a few different forms.

  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Pimples
  • Cysts (painful, red bumps that refuse to come to a ‘head’)

Don’t run down the skin care aisle at the drugstore yet. Not all treatments work for every acne situation and that includes hormone-induced acne. So, what are some treatment options for hormonal acne? We’re glad you asked.

Treatments that work

There are several treatment options available, but unless your hormonal acne is mild, it’s unlikely that those little, white acne treatment pads will work this time. Hormonal acne often requires something with a little more oomph behind it like the following.

  • Oral contraceptives
  • Anti-androgen medications
  • Retinoid creams, gels, and lotions

While you might be tempted to just wash your face with anti-acne washes, remember too much of a good thing is bad. The rule of thumb for facial cleansing is twice daily. Any more than that increases your risk for skin irritation.and more acne as your skin goes into overdrive while attempting to replenish oils lost from too much washing.

No one enjoys a pimple party. It’s like hosting a surprise event for a slew of uninvited guests. We get it. One key takeaway, though, is to give your acne treatments time to work. It takes an average of eight to 10 weeks to see the effects of most new acne treatments. Yet, if your hormonal acne remains stubborn to these treatments, seek the advice of a dermatologist for clearer, healthier skin.

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How To Remove Dark Acne Scars

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How-To-Remove-Dark-Acne-ScarsWe all experience some kind of skin imperfections at some point in our life. You can get pimples, blackheads or sometimes severe acne breakouts as well. You may have been told to stay away from these pimples and do not pick them, but we can’t resist the fact that picking the pimples are highly satisfying and we all feel the urge to pick them. However, picking them should be avoided at any cost because if you pick those pimples they can get permanent and they may leave severe and deep scars.

You can get the deep acne scars from the severe acne breakouts when you get the thick and severe acne. If you had terrible cystic acne, then it is more likely to leave the stubborn hard to treat acne marks and scars even if you don’t pick them. These deep acne scars are tough to treat. However, there are many medical treatments available now that you can be used to treat your deep acne scars for good.

The scars that acne left behind can be of different types You can visit your dermatologist he/she will help in identifying the type of scar that you have and can recommend treatment depending on the severity of your acne scar and the type of acne scars and skin you have.  

Acne can leave acne marks or deep acne scars. The acne marks are the discoloration and Hyperpigmentation from the acne that can be healed on its own after some time, or you can use some topical treatment to speed up the healing process of these acne marks to fade and heal them. The acne scars are however quite stubborn and hard to treat and may require a medical procedure to be healed properly.

They can be quite dark and severe depending on the severity of the acne you had. Acne is often natural to deal with compared to acne scars. So to avoid these hard to treat acne scars, it is better to avoid the acne and treat it on time so that you won’t get these deep acne scars.

However, if it’s too late for it and you have quite deep and severe acne scarring, then you can consider the options that are available below and can discuss them with your dermatologist to get benefit from them and use them to treat your acne scarring.

Types of acne scarring

These acne scars are classified into different types depending on their appearance and severity there are different treatment available for the treatment of these acne scars depending on the severity of the scars and the types of the scars. These scars happen due to the indentations from collagen damage. Following is the brief details about the types of the acne scars that you can get.

Ice pick scars

In this type of acne scars, you can get a scar that is deep, pitted and narrow in form.

Boxcar scars

In Boxcar scars, you can get scars with deep depressions that have edges that are sharply defined.

Rolling scars

The rolling scar is one other type of the acne scar that you can get. This kind of scars also appears in the form of deep depression like boxcar scars, but they don’t have sharp edges like them instead they have the sloping edge.  

Atrophic Scars

Another type of the scars is Atrophic scars. They can appear in the form of flat, thin scars or depressed scars.

Preventions

Before you move towards the treatments that are available for these acne scars you can consider using these preventions to prevent these scars from forming on your face after having the acne breakout.

First and the most important thing is that you need to prevent the picking of the acne. No matter how much satisfying it is to pick your acne, you should prevent it at any cost. If you pick your acne, then it will make your acne more prone to leave a scar. Also, it can irritate the acne and can because of more acne breakouts and acne infection as well. So avoid picking at any cost

The next thing is to apply a good sunscreen to avoid the acne marks and scars. Because sun exposure can make your acne and acne scars worse and can slow down the healing process of the acne as well. So always try to wear a sunscreen with 30 plus SPF to avoid the damage from the UV light of the sun.

The next thing that you need to consider is to prevent eating the unhealthy food and consider eating healthy food based on the fresh vegetables and fruits and nuts etc.

Also, you should try to prevent the more acne breakouts as well so that you won’t get more acne scar or the risk of acne scarring while treating the existing acne scars. Because if you are medically treating your acne scarring, then you need to prevent the future breakouts that can give you more acne breakouts.

Medical procedures

You can heal and treat the deep acne scars by using a medical procedure. You can consult your dermatologist and can discuss these options with your dermatologist. Your dermatologist can suggest you that which treatment is best suited for you depending on the severity of the acne scar and the condition of your skin.

Other factors that can affect it and should be considered are the budget and the cost of the treatment and the downtime. Because often these treatments can be quite costly and may require sure downtime depending on the treatment.

Also, you may need several procedures to get the required results from these treatments. The number of sessions or procedures depends on the severity of the skin and acne scars. Following is the detail of the medical procedures that you can consider to treat your acne scars. However, make sure to choose a professional and experienced dermatologist to get them done safely.

Dermabrasion

You can use Dermabrasion to treat your deep acne scars. In this procedure, your dermatologist may use a wire or a wheel to exfoliate your skin. It will exfoliate the fragile and top layer of your skin and can heal the scars and the skin. It may not work for the deep scars however it can still make them less noticeable.

It is good for the light scars. The scars like rolling scars or the boxcar scar can be treated by using this dermabrasion treatment.

It is the beneficial and common treatment that is used for the treatment of the acne scars on your skin.

 

Laser resurfacing

Another treatment that can be used for treating the acne scars is the laser resurfacing. In this, the top thin/ layer of the skin get removed, and in the space of that skin, healthy skin appears. It can require sure downtime, and you may need to wear a bandage on the area until it gets adequately healed. Also, you should avoid if you are still getting acne. It is better to get your acne under control and then go for laser resurfacing option to treat your acne scars.

Its healing time is faster as compare to other treatment that uses the same resurfacing method to treat the acne marks. It is suitable for every type of scars and can require a sure downtime. You should avoid sun exposure after it as much as possible for several months even after healing. It is better to wear a sunscreen with good SPF if you have to go into the sun or have sun exposure.

However, there are some things that you should consider before performing it. If you are on Accutane treatment that is used to treat the severe acne, then you should avoid laser resurfacing because it can result in permanent side effects.

It can leads to pigmentation or permanent scarring if you perform this procedure while being on such medication. You should wait till several months before taking this procedure after you have finished your medication course. Make sure to discuss these facts with your dermatologist and discussed the details of your medication before you opt for laser resurfacing.

Also, this treatment does not work well on the people who have dark skin complexions. It works better on the people who have light skin complexion. It is better to choose a professional and experienced dermatologist to do any of these procedures.

You can also consider doing fractional laser resurfacing in which instead of covering the whole face, only problem spots are treated. That contains fewer side effects and considered safer as compared to laser resurfacing.

Micro-needling

This is a new treatment in which a pen with needles is used for the treatment. The dermatologist uses this pen on the acne scars, and eventually, there will be a controlled injury on the skin with these needles.  The skin as a result of this injury produces the collagen to heal the skin and also works in the healing of the acne scars as well.

This procedure can decrease the depth of the deep scars and can help in the healing process of the deep acne scars. However, it can take quite long time to work and to heal the scars fully. However, you can start getting the result after a few sessions. This can require several sessions to work correctly. It depends on the scars and severity of the skin condition that how much sessions you will be needed for them to treat your acne scars thoroughly. This treatment is considered safe for all the tones. However, It works best for the Depressed scars.

Injection fillers

Another option to treat the deep acne marks are injection fillers. These fillers are used for the filling purpose of the deep acne scars. They fill those scars temporarily and make them less likely to notice.

Injections

Also, there are some treatments available that are good for the bumpy and raised scars. In these treatments, certain medications are used and injected into the raised scar. It makes it soft and helps it in flattening them. There may be a session of this treatment after every few weeks for a specific time. These injections work best for the raised and bumpy acne scars that are above the skin.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels are another option that can be considered for the acne treatment. These can be used to treat the deep acne scars. It is not like the regular facial mask that you often use and apply on your face. This is an active and intensive treatment or peel.

The procedure of it is that it removes the outer layer of the skin by using a potent chemical. It can reduce the appearance of the acne scars by peeling the thin layer of the skin. It often works well on the deep acne scars and can be used to treat them however it also works well or all types of the acne scars. It is better to discuss with your dermatologist that which type of chemical peel will be best for your skin and about the intensity of the treatment as well.

Final thoughts

Acne scars are hard t treat however it is not impossible to treat them. Many medical procedures are available to treat the dark acne scars on your face. Talk to your dermatologist to recommend you the one that is best suited for your skin type, condition and skin complexion.

With the help of right treatment, you can minimize the appearance of the acne scars and can treat your deep acne scars as well. However, the best thing that you should do is to avoid the acne at first place so that you won’t get these stubborn and hard to treat acne scars after your acne. Avoid touching or picking your acne so that it won’t get worse or won’t leave a scar behind.

 

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