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ACNE VULGARIS

It is a chronic inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands (the oil-secreting glands) and the hair follicles which usually occurs in adolescents of both sexes. It is characterized by whiteheads, blackheads and pustules. Scarring is common and is usually associated with an oily discharge.

CAUSES

The cause is not fully understood, but the probable causes can be:

  • Heredity
  • Hormonal imbalance esp. during puberty
  • Hygiene
  • Improper diet
  • Stress
  • Drugs like corticosteroids

DO'S AND DON'TS

  • 1. Wash your face frequently, at least 5 times a day, taking care that it does not become too dry.
  • 2. Do not scrub your face while washing because scrubbing on inflamed skin aggravates the acne.
  • 3. Use a gentle cleanser made of natural ingredients or herbs rather than chemical preparations.
  • 4. Do not use scented soaps and use a mild anti-bacterial soap if possible.
  • 5. Try not to apply cosmetics regularly or use non-greasy light make-up of repute.
  • 6 .Do not sleep with your make-up on.
  • 7. Do not overexpose your skin to the sun. Preferably wear a hat while going out.
  • 8. Do not break your pimples else it will lead to secondary infection.
  • 9. You can use facial steam to reduce inflammation and infection but never more than 15 minutes and not more than once a fortnight.
  • 10. Diet should be rich in natural whole foods like whole grain cereals, fresh fruit salads and Vegetables raw or lightly cooked.
  • 11. Avoid fatty food, chocolate, ice cream, butter, and cakes, white bread, sweets and fried food.
  • 12. Supplements of vitamin A and Zinc may be used. Regular exercise will make your circulation better.