Introduction and background
Who would like to have acne on their skin? But unfortunately people feel helpless when it comes to fight against acnes. Our skin is an external protective tissue consists of pore and hairs on the outer surface. Internally there are glands and follicles that help to nourish and maintain it well. There may be a number of reasons for the break outs but we sometimes wonder why only few areas of our skin get more affected. This intermittent occurrence of acnes on some area of skin has some conditions that are something could do with. The origin of acnes can be traced back to their sources which cause them. Since there are so many things that can cause or aggravate acne some of them are genetics, hormone, bacteria, cosmetics related acne, food allergies or sensitivities, disturbed skin function, underlying health problems, stress, lack of sleep, overly active sebaceous gland and diet. Ever noticed you always break out in the same places. If you know about the cause and the area of the skin that gets more affected you stand a better chance of fixing them. This article will be discussing these areas of the body that are at risk of getting acne frequently than other body parts and some solutions to treat them.
The most noticeable but the most vulnerable area to acne of human body is the face. Face is a one complete whole canvas comprises of different facial region like forehead, cheeks, nose, between the brows, temples zits, lips, jaw line and chin. Among these regions most vulnerable areas are cheeks, nose and forehead.
Cheeks form the framework of the face. Anything applied to the face take a better place on cheeks and reflected back. Considering that acne reflects our internal health and so it is wise to look for the body health to treat acne. Acne on cheeks can be controlled by keeping these points in mind:
β’ Eat more cooling foods such as gourds, winter melons, and green beans.
β’ Don’t overeat, especially junk food.
β’ Do not take stress.
β’ Practice proper hygiene, change pillow cases frequently.
Forehead is really vulnerable to acne as it comes in contact with our hair frequently. Combing and brushing hair make our hand touches this part of the face which leads to break outs. Sometimes our shampoo and soaps contain chemicals which can cause allergy. Proper functioning of liver also required to get rid of forehead acnes. Some tips to keep in mind for controlling forehead acne are:
β’ Drink plenty of water to flush out toxins and less soda and carbonated beverages.
β’ 20-30 minutes of light exercise every day.
β’ Get enough sleep; eat healthy foods, chewing thoroughly to improve your digestion.
β’ Practice better hygiene that includes washing bangs and hair, cleaning hats.
Nose is the oiliest part of the face produces more sebum than any other facial region. Larger the sebum produced greater will be the vulnerability to acnes. Proper cleansing should be done regularly to keep away the acnes. Some points to remember to control pimples on nose are:
β’ Eat less pungent foods spices, garlic, red chili powder etc.
β’ Eat less meat and less salt.
β’ Get more fresh air and try to exercise daily.
β’ Massage the area around your nose for better circulation.
Other vulnerable body parts
Other vulnerable body parts include back and shoulder, neck acne and arm acne.
Back and shoulder
Back and shoulder gets acne quickly because these regions remain covered and sweat more. Some treatments to fight acne of these regions are:
β’ Shower after sweating and/or exercise.
β’ Wear loose fitting clothes to air out your skin and so they don’t rub against your back.
β’ Wash clothes and athletic gear, change bed sheets regularly.
β’ Don’t over scrub your skin or shower with water that is too hot.
β’ Switch hair products. These can migrate down your back in the shower or when you sweat, causing your back to break out.
Neck is also very vulnerable to acne as it keeps coming in touch with hair and clothes. Few points to treat neck acne are:
β’ Switch shampoo, conditioner, and/or hair products since they leave residue that can migrate down to the neck area.
β’ Wear shirts without tight collars for good ventilation and less friction.
β’ Change laundry detergents, fabric softeners, and/or dryer sheets.
β’ Avoid strong fragrances and dyes in hair products, laundry products, and body lotions.
Arms are really close to get acnes as they get the oil from neck and shoulders. Few points to get away from arm acnes are:
β’ Shower regularly, especially after sweating or exercise.
β’ Wear loose fitting clothes that are breathable and not too tight.
β’ Use non-pore clogging body lotions and sprays with less fragrance and dyes.