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Two Unexpected Causes Of Acne
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Acne is embarrassing at any age, but it can be even harder on adults. It’s prevalence in hormonal teenagers can make adults dealing with breakouts feel particularly self-conscious. Acne is such a problem for some people that the market is flooded with special products designed just for treating acne. However, there are some simple changes you can make that won’t cost you any money and could easily cure your acne.

The first thing you should understand is that acne may be caused by pore-clogging bacteria. Your hands are usually covered with bacteria, and resting your face on your hands can result in outbreaks. The easy solution is to stop putting your hands on your face, but it is an unconscious habit for most people. The habit can take some time to change, but doing so will reward you with clearer skin that is free of pimples.

Break the habit by paying attention to what you are doing with your hands. When you catch yourself resting your chin on your hand, ask yourself if you tend to get pimples in that area. You will probably start to realize that the areas where you rub your face or lean it against your skin are also the areas where you break out. Simply recognizing the problem can often be enough to help you break the habit.

The other big source of bacteria is your pillowcase. Even if you change your sheets on a weekly basis, the pillowcases should be changed more often. If you are prone to breakouts, providing your skin with a clean pillowcase a few times a week can help keep your skin clean, clear and attractive.

While these steps will help reduce the occurrence of acne, you may still have the occasional breakout. Women, in particular, tend to experience more breakouts when they are getting ready to start their periods. There are a few household remedies you can use to keep the acne at bay. Lemon juice is acidic and will help loosen excess skin and clean pores. A small amount should be applied to the pimple and allowed to soak in overnight. Garlic cloves can also be used to treat pimples. A few cloves should be pureed in a food processor and then spread over the affected areas. Allow it to soak in for about ten minutes before rinsing it away.

If you can’t stand the thought of putting garlic or lemon on your skin, you can choose some affordable acne treatments. Over-the-counter treatments will help keep the pimple clean, prevent infection and speed healing. With a little effort and some healthier habits, you can enjoy skin that is clear and beautiful. Start by breaking the habit of touching your face and wash your pillowcase more often. You can also invest in home-made acne cream, or special creams.


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