What Causes Acne and How To Treat It Fast?


Acne is a common problem among teenagers. Learn what causes acne and how to get rid of it.

Teenagers often face the problem of acne and this makes them lose confidence. Teens (especially girls) avoid going out and spend time locking themselves in their room. Let’s understand what causes acne and how to treat it fast so that you gather the confidence to show your true face before the world.




What is Acne?


Acne is a type of skin condition that happens when excessive sebum is produced which travels out of the pore onto your skin. The oil gets deposited on the skin and causes acne. If you have the problem of uninflamed blackheads, red tender bumps or pus-filled pimples then you are facing one of the most common skin disorders among teens and young adults.


What Causes Acne?


Acne can be caused by a variety of reasons. Let’s learn about them in detail:


Heredity: It is one of the biggest causes of acne. If either of your parents has suffered or is suffering from acne then its more likely that you will have acne and it will be difficult to control.


Drugs: Taking some types of drugs like Prednisone, Deltasone, Orasone, Prednisone-M, Liquid Pred can cause or aggravate acne.


Cosmetics: Some types of cosmetics clogs the pores and causes the oil to accumulate on the skin surface causing acne.


Spicy Foods: Your skin reacts to what you eat so some people might notice acne after they eat something spicy.


Hair oil and other products: Sometimes, excess oil from your regular hair oil or other hair products can accumulate in the forehead and causes pimples to appear. If you notice pimples on your forehead and the rest of your face remains clean then stop using too much of hair oil and keep your forehead clean.


How to Treat Acne?


The best treatment to get rid of acne is to keep your skin clean. Apart from this, if you are facing the problem of severe acne then the below tips will help you to get rid of acne fast:


Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic and a natural cleanser so using tea tree oil for acne treatment is the best way to fight pimples, reduce the swelling and keep the face clean and clear.




- You can try exfoliating cleansers and masks which contain salicylic acid that opens the pores of the skin and helps to unclog the pores.


- Avoid stress as stress can aggravate acne.


- Use a face wash containing neem oil or tea tree oil that can prevent pimples. Wash your face at least 2 times a day and avoid using scrubs.


- If your pimples don’t go away easily then you can use over the counter medications containing benzoyl peroxide, alpha-hydroxy acids or salicylic acid.


Final Thoughts


Acne is caused when the pores in your skin get clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Acne can be really frustrating but trying the above remedies can surely help to get rid of acne fast and an easy manner.


Article last time updated on 18.10.2018.

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