Acne is a long-term skin disease that occurs when dead skin cells and sebum clog your pores. An estimated 80% - 90% of teenagers struggle with acne, and it can persist into adulthood, even as late as your 40s. Features include the familiar pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and oily skin.
Chocolate can trigger acne for some people. But everyone should focus on eating a balanced diet. A healthy body means healthy skin too! Eat more oily fish, whole grains, and vegetables of all colours. Eat less sweets, fatty foods, and processed foods. And always stay hydrated by drinking eight glasses of water a day, which also helps your body to flush out toxins.
Some cosmetics can clog pores, making acne worse. If you suspect that your makeup is causing breakouts, spend a few weeks makeup-free and observe how your skin reacts. Prevent makeup-related breakouts by using light, non-comedogenic products, removing your makeup completely before bed, and never sharing products or using them beyond their expiry date.
More inflammation means a higher chance of scarring. Treat pimples as soon as they develop, don't scratch, squeeze or pop your pimples, and be gentle with your skin. If you get deep breakouts or cysts, see a doctor or dermatologist immediately to reduce the damage. OXY Anti-Pimple Mark can help lighten scarring and dark spots left after a pimple heals.
Pimples can develop anywhere you have hair on your body. Hormone imbalances, excess oil production, or reactions to medication can also lead to pimples on the chest, back, buttocks and genitals. You can help prevent this by washing thoroughly twice a day, wearing breathable clothing and underclothes, and seeing a doctor if the acne becomes very serious.