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ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsIf waking up in the morning and finding pimples on your face is a recurrent eventuality in your life, and if you've tried all possible anti-acne products to get rid of your pimples, you need to focus on other reasons that are causing these pimples. Besides being disposed to sensitive skin, there are other unforeseen factors that could be causing your pimples. Some of these could be: 1. Your Tendency To Touch Your Face Might Make Your Breakouts Worse © Getty Images While it might be tempting, it's not a great idea to play with your face throughout the day. Chances are picking your pimples could make them red leaving a scar behind. Also, remember to never pop that pimple because extracting the pus out of your pore could run the risk of pushing the bacteria deeper and making the problem worse. Besides, all the times at work when you rest your hand on the chin while sitting at your desk can transfer bacteria from your hand onto your face. Use a pimple-patch to cover pimples if you have an uncontrollable urge to touch newly formed zits. 2. Stress Breeds Pimples © Getty Images These two might seem completely unrelated but stress triggers acne. Pressure-filled situations make your skin produces stress hormones, like cortisol, that stimulates oil glands to make testosterone which in return increases oil production and clogs your pores which translates to more breakouts. Working out regularly and taking time off your busy schedule are things will help you release stress and subsequently the cluster of pimples. 3. Your Smoking Habit Is Also Causing A Lot Of Pimples © Getty Images Lighting a cigarette decreases the oxygen supply to your skin. Smoking not only increases the chances of cancer but also causes the breakdown of collagen and elastin that leads to wrinkles and increased pore size. The carcinogens in the smoke also irritate your skin and dry it out, triggering it to produce more oil and, possibly, more breakouts. The obvious solution to getting fewer pimples is nixing smoking. Trust us, it's not helping you. 4. The Food That You Eat Can Cause Acne © Getty Images Tomatoes and peppers are two common ingredients in spicy foods that contain acidic lycopene. This is an irritant that can trigger breakouts around the mouth. However, it's not just spicy food that can trouble your skin. Certain people have a strong reaction to dairy, gluten, or other types of foods. It really depends on what suits you and what doesn't. 5. Post-Workout Neglect Trigger Body Breakouts © Getty Images Skipping the shower right after working out allows the dirt, bacteria, oil, and sweat to seep into your pores and cause breakouts. If the commute from the gym to your place is long, get face wipes. It does damage control and makes us not showering immediately after. 6. The Ingredients In Your Skincare Might Be Causing Breakouts © Getty Images Read your labels. We know this is easier said than done but if you don't know what to look for, a good place to start would be sticking to products labelled “noncomedogenic,” which means it has been specifically formulated not to clog your pores. That said, if you've tried all the above and your breakouts continue to worsen, make an appointment with your dermatologist to see if you could be allergic to another ingredient in any of the products you use. 7. Your Face Scrub Might Be Causing Harm To Your Face © Getty Images Rough exfoliants like face scrubs, loofahs, or cleansing brushes are only going to worsen your breakouts. The idea here is to repair your skin's protective barrier to keep bacteria at bay. If your skin is sensitive and acne prone, stick to a mild face that gently washes your face.
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsAcne is a common foe for men and women alike. It often comes in the way of your appearance, especially on the most important occasions. Acne in men is a common battle to fight since puberty days and can make their confidence levels hit the roof or the floor. Often acne does affect your professional and personal life. While visiting dermatologists and salons would cost you a hefty amount of money, home remedies can save you more than a few bucks. Try out these 5 home remedies regularly and swear by them to get smooth, acne-free skin. 1. Orange peel © brambleberry Orange peel is rich in vitamin C and helps with inflammation or pimples. They can be applied directly onto the skin or you can prepare an easy face mask. To make one, get some orange peel shards and grind them. Add water to the mix and make a fine paste. Keep the mask on for 15 mins and wash it out. Zesty fresh skin is the way to go! 2. Ice © rover If you have a particularly painful little popper, applying ice would be helpful. Ice helps in improving blood circulation to skin. When a pimple appears, your pores get clogged with dirt. Applying ice to the affected area will help freeze the pores and removing dirt. Wrap ice cubes or shards in a handkerchief and apply to acne prone area. Massage it onto your face for a few minutes and repeat until satisfied. 3. Apple Cider Vinegar © healthline Rich in magic and lactic acids, apple cider vinegar is a magic potion for your skin. It can exfoliate, reduce red marks, and treat acne. You can use it to create a DIY toner which will be cheap and effective. To make one, mix equal parts water and apple cider vinegar and apply with some cotton. This will do wonders for your skin regime. 4. Aloe Vera © stylecraze Aloe-vera contains properties that relieve burns along with healing and even reduce scarring. To use it as a skin remedy, chop up a portion of the aloe plant depending upon how much you want to use, scoop some gel out and apply it directly to the acne-prone skin. You can also purchase some pre-made aloe gel but make sure it's completely natural and organic otherwise it won't work. 5. Mint © draxe When acne appears, the pores usually carry excessive oil causing breakout. Mint has properties that help remove oil that clogs your pores. It can be helpful in preventing acne and treating it as well. To use mint as a remedy, mix about 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh mint with powdered oatmeal and blend it. Apply it to your face for 10 minutes then rinse off with cold water. Your skin is now minty fresh, too! All you need to do to say adios to acne is follow these home remedies religiously and make a them a part of your regular skincare routine. You will surely notice results over a certain period of time. Time to go organic, guys!
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsAs if dealing with acne wasn't cumbersome in itself, 'bacne' a.k.a back acne is worse. via GIPHY Here's the thing, if you've dealt with acne as a kid, you're more likely to face body acne as an adult. There are obviously exceptions. The thing with body acne is that it's less accessible, more resilient and hard to tackle with. via GIPHY But that doesn't mean you let the acne stay. There are ways around it to nix the troublesome acne forever: 1. Wash Them With An Acne Cleanser © Shutterstock You ideally need to find a cleanser with a good formula that uses a combination of salicylic acid and glycolic to cleanse out the oil clogged pores. 2. Use A Scrub © Shutterstock A good scrub sloughs away the dead skin cells. Use a scrub to gently rub across your back to get rid of the acne. The scrub also helps rid the skin of residue. 3. You Could Also Add A Spot Treatment via GIPHY A cream essentially made to reduce pimples can similarly work extremely well. Just like you use a spot treatment cream to target the pimples on your face, you can also use it on the rest of your body for a similar result. 4. Take Good Care After Working Out via GIPHY Working out is great for your health but not for your skin, unfortunately. If you have a bad case of acne, it's best to take a bath right after you work out so that the sweat doesn't screw with your skin.