Problem Skin Care and Causes of Acne

In the fight for a beautiful and healthy skin, not all means are good. Many people prefer to use “external” methods-from advertised creams and cleansing tonics to complex concealment of acne with cosmetics and cosmetic procedures. But sooner or later there comes a moment of despair, the very critical point when it is necessary to recognize that even expensive creams and procedures bring only a temporary effect.

Causes of problem skin
Rashes on the skin are not so often the result of external influences, because the natural cover of the body has its own powerful mechanisms of protection from environmental threats. But to resist the internal problems of the skin is much more difficult, because from this side it does not expect “attacks”. It is such deep problems in the work of the body that often become the real cause of skin imperfections, because of which it is usually called “problematic”. And if until the age of 20 there is a standard excuse — “this is a teenager, it will pass away”, then in older age, constant rashes on the skin indicate health problems.

Hormonal disruptions
The most striking example is teenage acne, which occurs as a result of the development and formation of the hormonal system. This also includes manifestations of rashes in the premenstrual period in women. In older age, with a well-established hormonal background, problem skin can be a consequence of increased testosterone levels.

Reduction of local immunity
The skin consists, among other things, of its own immune cells, the so-called Langerhans cells. Both external factors, such as UV radiation, cosmetics, and internal factors that occur as a result of frequent stress, bad habits or eating disorders, can disrupt their functions.

Genetic factors
Rashes on the skin may well be transmitted “by inheritance”. If one of the parents has hormonal disorders, there are changes in the work of the sebaceous glands, the pathological composition of sebum, then it is likely that the child will eventually manifest the same problems.

Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (GI) and improper nutrition
Malfunctions in the mechanism of the gastrointestinal tract can cause intoxication of the body. Malfunctions in the intestines or stomach contribute to the “stagnation” of undigested food, which in turn becomes a real poison for the body, turning into toxins. The skin performs an excretory function, which means that it will also have to deal with the problems of the gastrointestinal tract. But the organ is not designed for such loads, so the skin ducts are clogged with harmful substances, as a result of which foci of inflammation are formed on it.

Allergic reactions
The body’s reaction to various stimuli can manifest itself in the form of rashes, inflammation, itching on the skin. An allergen can be almost any product or even a weather phenomenon-from milk and nuts to frosty air.

Note!
Fast food and other fatty foods stimulate the production of sebum, which in itself can contribute to the appearance of acne. In addition, the use of such products on a regular basis causes disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
According to some experts, the cause of acne can be determined by the area of their location on the face:

bridge of the nose — disorders in the liver, its inability to cope with toxins;
forehead-problems in the gastrointestinal tract, abuse of fatty and spicy foods;
cheeks-the reason lies in the lungs. Perhaps this is the result of an addiction to smoking;
chin-pimples in this area become frequent companions of hormonal failures or diseases of the reproductive system in women.
There are several types of therapeutic procedures to restore the beauty and smoothness of the skin. But each is associated with solving a certain range of health problems.

Treatment of problem skin
In order to get rid of annoying pimples, it is necessary to identify the cause of their appearance, and then take measures to eliminate it. Often, the solution to the problem is to use the following methods of treatment.

Medicines and ointments
With a mild degree of rash severity, regular washing with gentle antibacterial agents is enough. In more severe cases of problem skin, you can use external care products with medicinal additives, such as salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.

With the hormonal nature of rashes in adult women, a special course of therapy with oral contraceptives can be prescribed — this treatment is strictly prescribed by a doctor.

In severe cases, antibiotic therapy may be required in combination with other treatments to avoid the occurrence of resistance of skin inflammation to the drug.

If the problem skin is the result of an allergic reaction of the body, then the effect of the allergen should be stopped, and in many cases the use of antihistamines and external steroid and non-steroidal ointments is also indicated. If it concerns food allergies, an adequate measure in the framework of complex therapy can be the use of medicinal sorbents designed to remove the irritant from the body.

Cosmetic procedures for problem skin
Such methods can hardly be called getting rid of acne, because they are aimed exclusively at the external manifestations of the problem. Nevertheless, cosmetic procedures allow you to quickly acquire smooth and beautiful skin, if used in combination with therapeutic measures or in the mildest cases of problematic rashes. These methods include:

cryotherapy, cold treatment;
ozone therapy, ozone injections;
face cleaning (manual, ultrasonic).


Diet Therapy
As we have already mentioned, often the causes of acne on the skin of the face are associated with digestive problems. Therefore, proper nutrition helps to get rid of rashes on problem skin. To achieve this effect, it is necessary to limit the consumption of sweets, as well as fatty foods and pastries[8]. Many of those who are faced with the question of how to cure problem skin, note positive results when giving up dairy products. But it should be borne in mind that the effect of diet therapy can be delayed in time, since the body needs time to clear the accumulated toxins.

Problem skin care
The first and most important rule of home ways to deal with acne — you can not independently carry out manual cleaning of the face. “Squeezing out” pimples without proper preparation and preliminary procedures is too big a risk to spread an infection or unnecessarily injure the skin.

There are 3 types of care products, the use of which supports the effect of complex therapeutic procedures for problem skin-moisturizing, toning and cleansing. It is highly desirable to give preference to any one product line, if you do not know the principles of correct combinations of compositions.

This is important!
Essential oils can be an unfavorable combination for cosmetics with retinol, and salicylic acid does not combine well with benzoyl peroxide[10].
If you have a problem skin, you should give up care products with a high content of alcohol or alkaline soap. When choosing cosmetic products, pay attention to their purpose — the inscription “for all types” often does not imply problem skin, but only speaks of three common types — dry, oily or combined. but if the product is marked “noncomedogenic” (“does not clog pores”) or “for acne-prone skin” (“for skin prone to rashes”), then it is more likely to help in care.

Rashes on the skin of the face are a fairly common problem, not only in adolescents and young people, but also in those who have crossed the threshold of the 25th anniversary. Beautiful clean skin in adulthood is the result of self-care. And not only external, involving the use of cosmetics, but also internal.