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How to Deal with Severe Breakouts?

a woman who is suffering from severe breakouts

What is Acne?

When the pores of your skin become clogged by sebum, hair, dead skin cells, and bacteria it gives rise to the condition of acne. These blockages which are caused due to various factors can lead to whiteheads, blackheads, nodules, and many other types of pimples.

Acne is not a rare condition but it is the most common condition of skin disorder that happens to every other individual. In studies, it is found out that people ages between 10 to 30 years about 80% of them will have a moderate type of acne and many people go through such conditions during their lifetime.

The parts of the body which are very much prone to acne include:

  • Forehead
  • Face
  • Chest
  • Shoulders
  • Upper back

Actually, these parts contain most of the oil glands which lead to acne conditions. Acne can lie in any of the categories of its effectiveness like acne can be mild, moderate, or severe. In severe symptoms when they turn into cysts or nodules you need to seek professional advice from a dermatologist. 

Let's Have A Look At Different Types Of Acne

Acne can be of various types: 

  • Blackheads: 

occurs when the open pores of your skin fill with dead skin and excessive oil. They look like some dirt poured into those skin pores. They just disrupt all your look so need to be treated well to resume your natural look. 

  • Whiteheads:

When the pores are filled by the dead skin and oil, they turn into whiteheads.

  • Papules: 

These are the small pink or red bumps that become quite inflamed.

  • Pustules: 

When there is pus accumulated in the pimples called pustules. They appear as if whiteheads are surrounded by reddish rings. They can leave scars when they are scratched. 

  • Fungal Acne 

When hair follicles are filled by access to yeast then fungal acne develops there. They are very inflamed, red, and itchy. 

  • Nodules

 are very large in size and quite painful when touched. They are dug deep in your skin.

  • Cysts

are the pimples that are filled with pus which can cause severe scars.

So you should follow the best treatment available in medical science to treat them completely and effectively. 

Causes Contribute To Acne

Acne is basically stimulated by androgen hormones as it is actually a hormonal disorder that leads to them.  When these hormonal fluctuations are combined with the oil gland's fatty acid and the bacteria residing on the skin can lead to an acne condition.

So the cause includes 

  • Scratching the acne spots
  • Hormonal change
  • Clothing
  • Environment conditions like high humid weather
  • Air pollution
  • Working in greasy or oily conditions
  • Genetics
  • Stress
  • Ongoing medications.

Acne Scar Treatment

You should visit a trusted dermatologist before you opt for any treatment on your own like any acne scar removal cream. So that they can be well handled and also at the same time make you sure that they are actually scar and nothing else.

  • Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Alpha hydroxy acids help in clearing out dead skin thus preventing the clogging of pores. Also by using AHA you can make your scar less visible to anyone. 

The mild form of acid perfectly exfoliates the upper layer of your skin to help you in reducing rough skin and severe discolouration.

  • Lactic acid

A small 2010 study determined the fact that lactic acid has the ability to improve appearance, texture, and skin pigmentation. It also has the ability to effectively  lighten your acne scars.

In the market, you can find countless serums, peels, and ointments in which lactic acid is the main constituent and which works wonders when you try them for your specific skin concerns like removing acne scars. 

  • Retinoids

With retinoids, you can treat acne scarring very smoothly. It can

  1. Speed up the cell regeneration
  2. Can improve skin texture
  3. Can reduce skin discolouration
  4. It can also make your skin sensitive. So do apply sunscreen.
  • Salicylic acid

Salicylic acid can:

  1. Reduce your swelling
  2. Clears the skin pores
  3. Redness
  4. Exfoliates your skin deeply 

You might have to wait someday for you to notice the positive changes that salicylic acid made to your skin. Also, you should be aware that salicylic acid can cause irritation and dryness.  

  • Sunscreen

The most important part that you must include in your skincare routine is the regular use of sunscreen. As harmful UV rays of the sun can make your skin some layers darker or some severe sunburn that further leads to adult acne.

How To Get Rid Of Pimples?

There are no magical pills that can fade away from your pimple in an hour. It takes time and effort for effective pimple removal.

The number of days it takes for adult acne to completely fade away depends upon the size and severity of the acne. Also, certain acts like scratching and popping can make conditions worse and increase the healing time.

Ways To Reduce Pimple Swelling Overnight

You can : 

  1. First, wash the skin and then completely dry it off.
  2. Now wrap an ice cube in some clothes and then apply it to the pimples for some time.
  3. Now let the skin rest for some time then reapply it for ten minutes. 
  4. You can also use any spot treatment which has 2% benzoyl peroxide.
  5. Also, you can have the benefits from applying an acne pimple patch.

Following the above-mentioned steps every night you can get away with pimples surely and permanently. 

Take Away

There is no one on this earth who would want to live with severe acne. While adult acne is stubborn and takes time to fade away completely. But many thanks to the medical science researchers who bring out many effective advanced treatments that would treat your acne within no time. Also when symptoms indicate seriousness do consult a professional dermatologist.