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How to prevent acne breakouts - Quick Fix

Apr 12, 2008
Most teenagers and youngsters get acne, this is the red puzzy looking bumps you get in your face, some time on your back and shoulders. It is caused by in grown hair and dead skin blocking your hair follicle. Acne also usually referred as zits, blackheads, pimples and spots.

Usually acne affects most teenagers, but it is also can affect adults. There is a lot of treatments for acne. It's always a good idea to consult a dermatologist if you have bad acne break out. I would advice against using creams and lotions off the shelf's, because each skin is unique and wrong treatment can leave a bad scaring and redness.

hormonal changes is the common culprit among teenagers and women that triggers acne breakouts. But oily skin also have a greater probability of causing acne. Some food allergies also been linked to acene breakouts. Nut allergies are very common.

FoodThough no food is directly linked with acne, experience suggests that some people get acne from eating certain foods. If you find any association between a food and your acne, stop eating that food.

Available treatments

bactericidals Widely available OTC bactericidal products containing benzoyl peroxide may be used in mild to moderate acne. The gel or cream containing benzoyl peroxide is rubbed, twice daily, into the pores over the affected region. Bar soaps or washes may also be used and vary from 2 to 10% in strength. In addition to its therapeutic effect as a benzoyl peroxide also prevents new lesions by killing acnes. Unlike antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide has the advantage of being a strong oxidizer and thus does not appear to generate bacterial resistance. However, it routinely causes dryness, local irritation and redness. A sensible regimen may include the daily use of low-concentration (2.5%) benzoyl peroxide preparations, combined with suitable non-comedogenic moisturisers to help avoid overdrying the skin.

Please note good care must be taken when using benzoyl peroxide, as it can very easily bleach any fabric or hair it comes in contact with.

Other antibacterials that have been used include triclosan, or chlorhexidine gluconate but these are often less effective, but also give less side-effects.

Prescription-strength benzoyl peroxide preparations do not necessarily differ with regard to the maximum concentration of the active ingredient (10%), but the drug is made available dissolved in a vehicle that more deeply penetrates the pores of the skin.

antibiotics I am not a big fan of this, but externally applied antibiotics such as erythromycin, clindamycin, Stiemycin or tetracycline aim to kill the bacteria that are harbored in the blocked follicles. While topical use of antibiotics is equally as effective as oral use, this method avoids possible side effects including upset stomach and drug interactions but may prove awkward to apply over larger areas than just the face alone.

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