Skin care has always been a crucial topic of primary importance for both patients and physicians. If you are suffering from one of the commonest skin disorders known as acne, this importance becomes even more significant and enhanced. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and one of the most sensitive ones as well. Therefore, it requires utmost care and attention in general and in acne in particular. The following tips have been chosen and recommended by top dermatologists (doctors who are skin specialists) for those who have sensitive skin with or without acne.
Avoid unnecessary use of soap: Unless you have a really oily skin or you are going through special circumstances that require you to ash away your skin multiple times a day, you do not need to use on your whole body. In fact, dermatologists recommend that the only areas where you may need daily application of soap are face, hands and groin. Other than these areas, the excessive use of soap may result in “quick drying” of the skin. This may not only aggravate acne but may actually result in a severe, acute acne outbreak characterized by itching, redness and irritation.
Don’t smoke: It is best to avoid smoking. Smoking not only causes acne outbreaks and complications but may also accelerate the natural process of ageing. For the same reason, it has been observed that those people who smoke may look older than those people of the same age who do not smoke. Chronic smokers also have more fine lines and wrinkles on their facial skin and elsewhere. This is probably because of the fact that nicotine accumulation causes skin to lose its elasticity.
Wear sunscreen: Because of its increased UV content, unnecessary exposure to the sunlight may not only aggravate acne and increase its symptoms but may also cause the formation fo wrinkles on your skin and, hence, enhance the phenomenon of ageing in people. Therefore, skin care experts recommend that you should wear a quality Sunscreen that contains a specific Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15. It is believed that such sunscreen may provide greater protection against both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays that are prevalent in sunlight.
Eat a healthy diet: We all know the importance of consuming a healthy and well balanced diet rich in vitamins, anti-oxidants, minerals and other nutrients. However, certain vitamins, particularly vitamin D, C and E have a profound impact on one’s skin health. Vitamin D production, for example is directly related to one’s skin condition. Similarly, Vitamin E may protect against various allergies and skin disorders. Finally, Vitamin C helps prevent skin scarring, one of the most notorious complications of acne.
Use a quality acne-specific kit: These days, when the advancements in naturopathy and herbal medicine, acne treatment modalities have a taken a new turn specially because of the advent of the so called acne treatment kits. By nature and their mode of action, these herbal treatment kits are natural, mostly herbal and do not contain any toxic synthetic ingredients. Furthermore, they consist of “multiple components” to target all types of skin, all grades of acne and all stages of the disease. Some examples of these components include lotions, moisturisers creams, masks, vanishing creams, emergency treatments and oral components (e.g. herbal teas). Furthermore, these kits are very affordable, can be bought on-line and are 100% prescription-free. Last but not the least, most of these acne kits come with a 100% money back guarantee and, hence, prevent you from any scam or financial risk.