Why some adults have Acne, how to treat Acne?
A hormonal imbalance, diet, stress, adolescence, and some face creams and make-up can trigger it; a vaccine now being trialled offers sufferers hope
What are the risk factors for developing acne?
Myths about what contributes to acne are quite common. Many people believe that foods such as chocolate or French fries will contribute to acne. While there’s no scientific support for these claims, there are certain risk factors for developing acne. These include:
hormonal changes caused by puberty or pregnancy
certain medications, such as certain birth control pills or corticosteroids
a diet high in refined sugars or carbohydrates, such as bread and chips
having parents who had acne
People are most at risk for developing acne during puberty. During this time, your body undergoes hormonal changes. These changes can trigger oil production, leading to an increased risk of acne. Hormonal acne related to puberty usually subsides, or at least improves when you reach adulthood.
How is acne diagnosed?
If you have symptoms of acne, your doctor can make a diagnosis by examining your skin. Your doctor will identify the types of lesions and their severity to determine the best treatment.
How is acne treated?
There are a few self-care activities you can try at home to prevent pimples and clear up your acne. Home remedies for acne include:
cleaning your skin daily with a mild soap to remove excess oil and dirt
shampooing your hair regularly and keeping it out of your face
using makeup that’s water-based or labeled “noncomedogenic” (not pore-clogging)
not squeezing or picking pimples, which spreads bacteria and excess oil
not wearing hats or tight headbands
not touching your face