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Can Good Hygiene Prevent Acne?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

There is no denying that one of the things that afflict many teenagers today is acne information. These reddish bumps on the skin certainly take a toll on the appearance and self-esteem of those unlucky teens that have them.

In fact, teenagers who have acne are often the object of bullying in school. The sad thing is that some acne formations are just hard to get rid of, no matter how intensive the treatment is. Well, this is because, in some cases, acne is caused by hormones.

However, in most cases, the root of acne formation is the clogging of the pores and production of sebum. So, in order for you to get rid of the excess oil and the dirt that clog the pores, it is important that you maintain a good hygiene and maintain the cleanliness of your facial skin.

After all, because of the dirt and the excess oil, acne-causing bacteria can proliferate and make your acne muster.

Wash Your Face with Mild Soap or Facial Wash

While it is true that the best way to deal with acne is the use of certain antibiotics that can either be taken orally or applied topically, there is no denying that washing your face with a mild soap or facial wash is a great help.

This is because soaps or facial washes can get rid of the excess oil and skin. If you don’t wash your skin, and you already have acne, you can rest assured that your acne will stay or aggravate.

If sebum and dirt clog the pores, new acne can develop. Washing your facial skin regularly can also get rid of the dead skin cells that also contribute to the clogging of the pores.

However, make sure that you don’t wash your skin too much; too much washing of the facial skin can deplete it with its natural oil that can make the skin dry.

Astringent

Apart from washing your face with soap or facial wash, it would also help you a lot if you also clean your face with some astringent. However, make sure that your astringent doesn’t contain harsh chemicals that can further cause harm to your facial skin.

Furthermore, make sure that it will not react with the topical cream or ointment that you use for the treatment of your acne.

On the whole, astringents can help you prevent the formation of more acne because they contain certain components that can kill the bacteria that cause acne formation.

Clean Beddings

You have to realize, though, that washing and cleaning your face are not enough for you to avoid the proliferation of your acne.

Even if you take medication for your acne, and no matter how hard you maintain the cleanliness of your skin by washing it often with soap or facial wash and astringent, your facial skin is totally not safe if you use unclean beddings.

If your pillow, blanket, and bed sheets are dirty, and you sleep with them for, let’s say 6 hours at least every night, the probability that the bacteria from these beddings can grow on your skin as the blanket, pillow case, or bed sheet touches your facial skin.

Now, who says that cleanliness has nothing to do with acne prevention?

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