Habits that Cause Acne and How to Prevent Acne

 Acne is a skin disorder associated with excess production of oil (sebum). Acne occurs when hair follicles or where hair grows are clogged with oil and dead skin cells. This causes inflammation and clogging of the skin pores. This inflammation is characterized by the appearance of small, sometimes pus-filled bumps on the skin. This skin disorder can occur in parts of the body with the most oil glands, namely on the face, neck, upper chest, and back.

Normally, human skin will secrete oil through the sebaceous glands (sebum). These glands are connected to ducts containing hair or commonly called follicles. Sebum glands that can not release oil properly into the skin due to blockage, the skin pores will form blackheads. If blackheads burst, acne ensues.

Here are some bad habits that cause acne

1. Facial skin that is touched with dirty hands is a habit that is often the cause of acne. In addition, dirty objects that stick to the face such as cellphones, makeup tools, sweat can trigger acne. That's because bacteria and dirt stick to your hands and these objects can stick to the skin and clog pores.


2. Lack of maintaining hair hygiene because you rarely wash your hair causing dirty hair to stick to your face and dirt carried by sweat to your face. This can cause acne on the scalp other than on the face

3. Squeezing blackheads is the cause of acne, because it can injure facial skin and cause skin tissue to be prone to tearing. If this habit is continued when the skin has acne, of course it can cause damage or even acne scars that are difficult to remove. 

4. Frequent washing of the face actually triggers acne breakouts and causes irritated and more sensitive skin, also inappropriate skin care products can trigger acne 

5. Hair care and cosmetic products that are not suitable for the skin can clog pores and build up blackheads. This will be one of the causes of acne, especially for owners of oily skin. 

6. Consumption of certain foods such as: foods high in sugar and carbohydrates, such as bread, cereals, and biscuits, dairy products, fast food, chocolate, and oily foods, such as fried foods. But this cause needs further research to prove whether the above foods can cause acne.

7. The habit of staying up late triggers stress every time you don't get enough sleep. If the body is under stress, the hormone cortisol will increase and trigger inflammation in the body, including damaging the structure and function of the skin. Staying up late can also exacerbate acne conditions and other skin problems, such as psoriasis and eczema.


8. Consuming alcohol will lower the immune system and can destroy protective cells. When that happens, the development of acne-causing bacteria will easily develop. Alcohol can also trigger inflammation that is a risk for some types of acne, such as acne nodules and acne pustules.


9. Research shows that smokers who experience acne in their teens are at risk for acne in adulthood.

Acne can be prevented in the following ways:

1. Keeping the hair clean

2. Using a clean razor

3. Prepare a special face towel

4. Avoid acne-triggering foods

5. Get enough sleep and avoid stress

6. Use the right cleanser and don't overdo it

7. Use appropriate additional treatments in the form of herbal ingredients, herbal products or products that on the market

8. Maintain the cleanliness of tools that usually come into contact with the face, for example: mobile phones

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