Acne is a common skin problem faced by most individuals. It is seen more in adolescents in their mid-teens than adults. The condition can range from mild to severe.
This infographic provides information about the care that should be taken when there is acne problem and various methods of treating it. Acne can be caused due to several reasons such as genetics, stress, excessive testosterone production during puberty, side effects of certain medicines, hot weather, menstruation, pregnancy, pollution, humidity, etc. Stats show that 40% of those affected by acne do not seek any medical help and only 11% take physician’s help.
When there is outbreak of acne, it can cause itching sensation. But any itching, squeezing or picking urges should be resisted, as it can result in dark spots and scarring. You should keep your face clean and use oil free facial products.
Medications should be taken as advised by the physician for the recommended period to take effect. Several home remedies also help in controlling acne. Tea tree oil, aloe vera, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, honey, garlic and even toothpaste can help in treating acne.