Question by Emily: Best face wash to help prevent acne?
I’ve heard Proactiv works for people who have acne and want to get rid of it, but I don’t have acne yet, and I was wondering what to use to help prevent or minimize future breakouts.
Answer by VISHWAPREMI
Acne Vulgaris (Pimple) is a common skin disease characterized by pimples on the face, chest, and back. It occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged with oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. Acne is not curable, although long-term control is achieved in up to 60% of patients treated with ISOTRETINOIN. It can be controlled by proper treatment, with improvement taking two or more months. Acne tends to reappear when treatment stops, but spontaneously improves over time. Inflammatory acne may leave scars that require further treatment.
Acne Vulgaris, the medical term for common acne, is the most common skin disease. It affects millions people all over the world. While Acne can arise at any age, it usually begins at puberty and worsens during adolescence. Nearly 85% of people develop acne at some time between the ages of 12-25 years. Up to 20% of women develop mild acne. It is also found in some newborns.
The sebaceous glands lie just beneath the skin’s surface. They produce oil called sebum, the skin’s natural moisturizer. These glands and the hair follicles within which they are found are called sebaceous follicles. These follicles open onto the skin through pores. At puberty, increased levels androgens (male hormones) cause the glands to produce too much sebum. When excess sebum combines with dead, sticky skin cells, a hard plug, or comedo forms that blocks the pore. Mild non-inflammatory acne consists of the two types of comedones, whiteheads and blackheads.
Moderate and severe inflammatory types of acne result after the plugged follicle is invaded by Propioni-bacterium acnes, a bacteria that normally lives on the skin. A pimple forms when the damaged follicle weakens and bursts open, releasing sebum, bacteria, and skin and white blood cells into the surrounding tissues. Inflamed pimples near the skin’s surface are called papules; when deeper, they are called pustules. The most severe type of acne consists of cysts (closed sacs) and nodules (hard swellings). Scarring occurs when new skin cells are laid down to replace damaged cells.
The most common sites of acne are the face, chest, shoulders, and back since these are the parts of the body where the most sebaceous follicles are found.
Most doctors work in conjunction with the pharmaceutical and drug companies and the latter is not motivated, so to speak, at discovering a cure for Acne or Aids or Cancer – simply because hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on finding treatments for the symptoms of diseases. Why? Simply because their global aim is to make more profit by creating consumer dependency. By applying medications and creams that deal merely with the symptoms while ignoring the source or the internal cause of the disease, acne will never be cured. The average acne sufferer will become more and more reliant on drugs that temporarily calm the symptoms and that mean steady income for the drug and pharmaceutical companies.
1. Drink a litre of water per 20 kg body weight daily.
2. Avoid deep fried, oily and spicy foods
3. Eat raw vegetables and keep your defecation normal.
4. Avoid drinking Coffee, tea and tobacco in any form.
5. Never withhold urination at any time.
6. Avoid facial make up as far as possible, instead whenever you feel like having oily face, use a mild soap which is made of 100% vegetable oils or soaps having more than 80% TFM(Total Fat Material).
7. If you are in the habit of using facial make ups, make it a habit to remove them completely before going to bed with a luke warm water using mild soap (never use hot water). Never go to bed with make up.
8. Mixture of little turmeric powder, tomato juice & little lime juice will certainly help your face to glow. Milk cream is also good.
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