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Acne Types, Causes and Treatments

Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when one’s facial hair follicles are plugged with excess dirt and sebum. Although most common in teenagers, acne, better known as zits and pimples, can occur to anyone at any age. It isn’t a worrisome issue, but can be quite irritating to the skin. To identify the causes of acne, one is advised to visit a dermatologist before experimenting with any kind of treatment. It could be a host of reasons like excess oil production by the body, exposure to constant pollutants, improper diet, or hormones.  

Acne can be of different types- blackheads, whiteheads, papules, cysts etc. Treatments for acne are different for all of these types, and hence, shouldn’t be administered without a dermatologist’s advice.

What natural products are good for acne?

As a general rule of thumb, it’s best to avoid skin care products that contain harsh chemicals and instead opt for mild, natural products for acne, like apple cider vinegar, green tea or aloe vera that help in reducing inflammation and soothing the skin.

Arata's purifying face wash is packed with the goodness of matcha green tea, witch hazel, aloe vera and oatmeal, all highly effective ingredients for acne-prone skin. It provides a thorough cleanse and is perfect for daily use, since it helps remove excess oils without stripping off the essential ones from the skin.

To find the best products for acne, one is advised to do some research on their own, as some ingredients may cause reactions or provide extra moisturisation, that might not be required by a particular skin-type. It’s best to use gentle products and try them out for four to six weeks to understand how they’re working on your skin.

What really works for acne?

To find a solution to what really works for your acne, you need to diagnose the cause of acne. Once the root cause is identified, you can proceed to its treatment- whether it’s spot treatment suggested by a doctor, or shifting to a mild face cleanser from a harsh one. There is no treatment for acne, but with time, effort and a regular skincare routine, one can definitely see positive results. Steer awy from harsh chemicals and make sure you’re treating your skin with love.

Can acne be a sign of something serious?

If your acne is growing at a tremendous rate and none of the treatments for acne that you used have worked, it might be due to an underlying problem and there can be a slight chance of worry, and hence, is the best time to visit a dermatologist. To prevent further infection and inflammation, opt for plant-based products that provide a cooling effect to your skin.

What is the best acne treatment?

The best treatment for this skin issue is to use natural products for acne that suit your skin. Apart from that, drinking sufficient water, using homemade anti-acne masks, maintaining a proper sleep schedule, following a balanced diet, and staying away from toxic skincare can go a long way in maintaining one’s skin health. If a certain product isn’t showing results, it’s best to take breaks between using different products to let your skin breathe.

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