Almost everyone gets a form of acne sooner or later and, although it is most common in teenagers, you can suffer a breakout at any time in life. Acne is a skin condition that comes about due to an excess of sebum (oil) in the skin, which, along with dead skin cells, mean the pores become clogged, leading to spots and blackheads. Hormones are the chief culprits behind these skin blemishes, and boys tend to get the condition more severely since they produce more androgen hormones. Later in life however the odds are switched to women with Caucasians in particular more prone to outbreaks.
Good skin care can help prevent breakouts
Good skin care can play a major role in preventing skin blemishes. Clean, healthy skin is your first defense against pathogens of all kinds, but this doesn’t mean stripping it of essential oils or treating it to harsh scrubbing action. In fact this can actually worsen the problem. Washing with a mild cleanser should be part of a good skin care regime. Avoid using astringent products since these will remove the beneficial oils in the skin, while keeping it from becoming overly dry.
Go light on the foundation, and opt for a product that will not clog the pores. Pores need to be kept open to allow for natural oil movement and the shedding of dead skin cells, factors that will minimize your chances of developing spots and pimples.
Dead Sea Premier have developed a complete acne control treatment that consists of day and night formulations designed to strengthen the skin’s natural immune ability, and dry out pimples. The treatment helps to kill bacteria, while moisturizing and gently exfoliating to remove dead skin cells. The Repairing & Regenerating Mask for Problematic Skin is also helpful in combating imperfections and boosting skin function, balancing and revitalizing the skin.