The causes of acne
In most cases, acne starts in puberty when the skin undergoes all kinds of changes under the influence of hormones. The sebaceous glands in the face, back and chest become larger and produce more sebum, which is also thicker in composition. As a result, the sebaceous glands can become clogged and eventually ignite.
Some forms of acne arise from external factors. This usually involves contact with substances that cause a blockage of the sebaceous gland, such as certain cosmetics or oil derived and/or chlorinated products in certain professions and industries. Certain medicines can also cause or worsen acne, such as prednisone, anti-depressants and anti-tuberculosis and epilepsy medicines. Finally, heredity can play a (relatively small) role in the development of acne.
- Do not squeeze pimples to prevent further inflammation.
- Avoid touching your face with your hands as much as possible.
- Limit the use of sugar, dairy products and be moderate with carbohydrates.
- Drink plenty of water & eat plenty of different fruits and vegetables.
- Drink nettle, green, calendula, chamomile and/or rooibos tea to purify the skin from within.
- Try to avoid the use of antibiotics (often prescribed by the doctor), because this weakens the total immune system.
- Search for natural alternatives through a physician or a good health food store.
- Do not smoke!