London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 02, 2009 -- Acne is a common skin problem around the world. While it is more common at the age of puberty, it is not restricted to adolescence. It can occur just as easily among adults as well.
Cause of Acne One of the most common causes of acne is hormonal imbalance. Whether it is because of puberty or because of mental stress, when the liver gets overworked, the natural balance of hormones in the body gets disturbed and this leads to acne. If the liver is overloaded with unused or excess hormones it can not breakdown, this can lead to increased skin oil production and increased acne. This is because oily skin is more prone to trapping deposits of dust and grime, which clogs our pores and leads to acne. Finally, the effect of free radicals on the skin can also result in acne.
Effective Acne Treatment A good acne treatment should be able to provide more than topical relief. While it is important to relieve the skin inflammation and itch caused by acne, it is important to treat acne from within the body. It is important that an acne treatment also involves restoring the natural hormonal balance within the body. It should also be able to regulate the production oil in the skin and help balance liver function.
Other Aspects of Acne Treatment It is important that any acne treatment is complimented by these aspects: Ensure that your face is as clean as possible. Use a gentle exfoliating face wash to clean blackheads and sebum oil from blocked pores, and remove with clean, cold water. Apply a good anti-ace moisturizer with antiseptics like tea tree to help keep the skin free from acne breakouts. Keep the skin clear from dust and grime and also drink plenty of water to rehydrate the skin. Ensure that you reduce the intake of sugary foods, saturated fats and oil in your diet. Also, ensure that you are well rested, as this helps reduce mental stress which aggravates the symptoms of acne.