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Understanding Causes Of Acne And How To Prevent It

A large number of people all over the world struggle with acne. It is a common disease. Its major symptoms are blemishes, blackheads, and whiteheads. Teenagers in their puberty stage majorly suffer these disease, but, it is also common among adults. There is no exact cause to be associated with acne, but, hormonal changes in teenagers, in pregnant women and during menstruation are the major contributing factors.

Types of acne

Noninflammatory acne, this is characterized by whiteheads and blackheads

Inflammatory acne, involve pimples which break leaving behind red areas of the affected skin. The red spots are called “papules.”

szdxcfgvhbjasdfghCauses of acne

Some factors can lead to acne and others worsen it. Some of the leading causes include,

Stress and anxiety which contribute to hormonal changes.

Cosmetics especially oil based, which react with the body, leading to development of acne

Change in hormones and changes before menstruation

Exposure to humidity or dirt.

Acne prevention

The following tips will help you prevent or reduce acne

Make sure always to wash your skin after engaging in activities that make you sweat.

Try as much to use oil free skincare products

Never at any point squeeze or prick an acne. If you do, you will only be damaging and worsening it.

Avoid rough scrubbing when cleansing your skin.

It is advisable to use sunscreen because acne medications might increase the sensitivity of your skin.

For ladies, use oil free make-ups. Especially the ones labeled, non- comedogenic

Treating acne

The treatment of acne depends on severity and type of acne. Do not buy products over the counter, because they might be suitable for your skin. A severe reaction might happen to worsen the condition. Visit your doctor for treatment and carefully follow their advice.

Benzoyl peroxide

rdfghjklasdfghThis is a medication widely known to be good for both types of acne. It kills bacteria leading to acne inflation. It as well helps in removal of excess oil and dead skin that block the skin pores. It should not be used on open wounds. If you do not witness any positive change after three to weeks of use, go back to your doctor.

Salicylic acid

It is contained in creams and gels used for facial purposes. It helps in shedding away cells in hair follicles. It might cause some irritation and leave red marks on the skin.If you or your family member is suffering from acne, follow the advice given in this writing to see it reduced or totally cured.…

How To Achieve A White Smile Naturally

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We all die to have a white. It gives us confidence and the freedom to stay happy and smiley. The color of your teeth is the primary determinant of whether you will have a dull or white smile. If your teeth are stained, then, without doubt, your smile will be dull. The solution to dull teeth and smile is whitening your teeth.

How to whiten your teeth

Swap your toothbrush

dxcfgvhbghjdfcgvhjbFor how long do you use your toothbrush? The journey to white teeth starts with throwing your old toothbrush. Dentist’s advice that you should dispose it after three months of use. By this time if you have been keen and observant, you will see that the bristles are broken and weak. With weak bristles, the brush cannot properly perform the cleaning job, hence contributing to stained teeth.

Brushing your tongue

Did you know that you should clean your tongue every time you are brushing your teeth? If your tongue is clean, you will have a fresh breath all day. A huge number of bacteria accumulate on the tongue. If not well brushed, it will contribute to stained teeth. With a soft brush, stroke your tongue gently and thoughraly rinse with enough water. Also, rinse the brush after every stroke, it helps remove bacteria without depositing them on the tongue.

Use apple cider vinegar to rinse your mouth

This is among the most trusted ways to whiten your smile. In ratios of one is to one, mix water with apple cider vinegar. Swish the mixture around your mouth at least for a minute. Then spit it.

Raw fruits and vegetables

Raw fruits and vegetables are crunchy. You can also include other types of crunchy food. They remove stains on the surface of teeth. They will also scrub away plaque that if left on the teeth lead to cavities and stained teeth.

After taking oranges, rinse your mouth with water

rdfghjkasdfgfhOranges are highly recommended because they are an excellent source of vitamin C. But, they contain acids which are harmful to the teeth. All citrus fruits are acidic and can lead to decay of our teeth. But we cannot stay away from them because of their health benefits to the body. What we can do, is to rinse our mouth with clean water immediately after consuming this fruits. This helps wash away the destructive acid from the teeth. If you follow the above tips, there is no doubt you will acquire and maintain a smile that makes you proud.…