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Solutions for Acne & Spots

Is all acne the same?

There are various types of acne.  Whiteheads, pimples, blackheads and cysts nodules are all types of acne.  There is also teenage acne and adult acne.  However, the treatment for all of these is very similar. Why do I sometimes get whiteheads and sometimes blackheads? Because the causes for both are the same, and so your…

How do I get rid of pimples?

Keep your skin scrupulously clean, but be gentle with it.  Do not scrub and do not be tempted to use harsh products that dry out the skin.  These will only make your skin produce more sebum to counteract the dryness, thus making the problems worse. The important thing is to avoid washing your face with…

Should I still moisturize if I have acne?

Yes, you should.  If your skin becomes dry and dehydrated your skin will produce more sebum to compensate and make matters worse.  A gentle, light moisturiser that keeps the skin hydrated throughout the day will help to protect it against pollutions.  Choose a natural, light moisturiser that is chemical free. Also remember to use a…

I’m not a teenager – why do I still have acne?

Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages. These factors can trigger or aggravate acne: Hormones. Androgens are hormones that cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum. Hormonal changes related to pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptives also can affect sebum production. Stress can also be…

Does chocolate cause acne?

Not on its own, no.  However, a high sugar and/or high fat diet can increase sebum production, one of the main causes of acne.  However, Probiotics help.  So do leafy green vegetables, plenty of fruit (or do some juicing) and ‘clean’ proteins such as fish, walnuts and flaxseed.  Basically you want to eat Omega 3…

What are the best ways to deal with spots and acne?

Keep your skin scrupulously clean, but be gentle with it.  Do not scrub and do not be tempted to use harsh products that dry out the skin.  These will only make your skin produce more sebum to counteract the dryness, thus making the problems worse. The important thing is to avoid washing your face with…

What causes acne?

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages. These factors can trigger…