Treating Acne For Smokers: Top 5 Self-care and prevention tips
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Acne is a disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. With acne, the sebaceous glands are clogged, which leads to pimples and cysts.
According to researchers, 42% of smokers suffered from acne, compared to 10% of non-smokers. But cigarette smokers seemed to develop non-inflamed acne at a much higher rate than other adult acne sufferers. Within the women in the study, three quarters of those with non-inflamed acne were smokers.
| ||Continue treatment: Even when skin clears, continueing caring for your skin as if it you still had acne. This can prevent future outbreaks.|
| ||Shave carefully: Soften skin with warm water and soap before applying shaving cream. Use a sharp razor. “Safety razors” can reduce irritation of pimples which could lead to scaring.|
| ||Stay out of the sun: Some acne treatment make you more sensitive to the sun.|
| ||Wash skin gently: Scrubbing skin can make your acne worse. Use a gental cleaner in the morning and evening and after heavy workouts.|
| ||Choose makeup and toiletries carefully: Look for products that say “oil-free” or “noncomedogenic” on the label. These products will not clog your pores.|
| ||Avoid touching your skin: Pinching or squeezing pimples can cause scaring. Oil on your hands can clog pores and make acne worse.|
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Some researchers believe yes, smoking may indeed be a cause of acne. Researchers at the San Gallicano Dermatological Institute in Rome, Italy, suggest smoking cigarettes causes acne breakouts, specifically non-inflamed blackheads and blocked pores.
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Acne is very common - nearly 17 million people in the US are affected by this condition. Acne most often begins in puberty. During puberty, the male sex hormones (androgens) increase in both boys and girls, causing the sebaceous glands to become more active - resulting in increased production of sebum.
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