What Is Acne?
Acne is a common skin condition, characterized by pimples and other lesions that arise when excess sebum and dead cells plug hair follicles. Even though they appear in the form of blackheads and whiteheads, the most severe kind of acne are the highly visible pimples that grow deep inside the skin, forming a red and swollen bump. However, there are things you can do to manage your acne and prevent it from getting worse. These are:
- Avoid touching the infected area: Too much touching, squeezing or popping of the pimple can be counterproductive as you may accidentally push the oil and debris deeper into the follicle. This may increase inflammation and make the blemish worse. You must always wait for acne to heal naturally, as picking at it may prolong the healing time and lead to scars.
- Avoid over-cleansing, and too much scrubbing and exfoliating: Taking care of your skin and following a skin care regime is good, however, sometimes you may get overzealous with your skin, with too much washing and scrubbing. This will result in more harm than good. Over-cleansing and too much scrubbing and exfoliation causes dryness and inflammation, tearing the top off the pimples.
- Don’t buy skincare products thoughtlessly: If you have acne-prone skin, it is essential that you choose your skincare products wisely. It is advisable to stick to over the counter acne products, or those prescribed by your doctor. There may be a chance that your acne gets worse before it starts to heal, but maintaining patience and being consistent during this period is important for the best results.
- Avoid certain foods: Certain foods cause a reaction when you have acne prone skin. These are:
- Sugar is rich in refined carbs which get absorbed fast into the bloodstream and raise the sugar levels. The increased insulin levels pushes excess sugar into the cells, causing acne.
- Dairy products, such as low fat and skimmed milk may lead to acne. Although no clear relation has been established, if you notice acne post the consumption of milk, avoid it.
- Greasy food has excess oil and fat. This often leads to an outbreak of pimples.
- Omega 6 fats are inflammatory in nature and increase the risk of acne.
- Lean meat and animal protein, when consumed excessively, results in an acne outbreak.
- Avoid too much sun: Even a small amount of sunshine could irritate acne-prone skin and cause dryness. Some acne medication may even make you more susceptible to harmful rays.
- Do not delay consulting a dermatologist: When self-treatment and all precautions fail, it is time to see a dermatologist. When the products you have been trying do not work, or your acne is leaving scars or dark spots, and you have started feeling insecure about your skin, you must consult a skin specialist.
Who Should I Consult?
If you are experiencing severe acne, it is always advisable to consult your doctor. La Midas has a team of the best dermatologists in Gurgaon. We prioritize the beauty and wellness of our clients, and with our cutting-edge technology, we always strive to achieve the best results. With our team of highly qualified and experienced specialists, and international standards of technology, infrastructure, clinical care and modern medicines, we help our patients achieve all their dreams of beauty and wellness.
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