About Acne

There are two main types of bacteria and a yeast type of fungus that are all over the skin surface. They are harmless and benign on normal skin. However, they become harmful bacteria on oily skin.

 The harmful bacteria work like this-when blockages or congestion appear in the skin pores, the harmful bacteria thrive in the low oxygen environment inside the glands and chemically change the triglycerides into fatty acids. Thereby, it causes the formation of whiteheads.

Continual Touch and Picking:
An on-going irritation, pressure applied, picking, wearing tight sweat bands and rubbing increase the acne and heighten the risk of scarring.

Cooking and Frying:
Household women cooking heavy and deep fried food are exposed to flying grease or oil particles in the air and fumes. . It can worsen their acne condition

Hot and Humid Weather
Intense heat and humidity often lead to excessive sweating. This coupled with low evaporation of sweat irritates the acne condition.

Vitamin B12 Deficiency:
A highly inflammatory form of acne is not uncommon amongst anaemic women who require frequent doses of Vitamin B12.

Iodine-rich Foods and Drugs:
Spinach, toothpastes, asthma and cold remedies contain iodides, bromides and flourides. Research shows they adversely affect the acne condition.

Hysterectomy and Menopause:
In these conditions, the level of estrogen in women drops, resulting in an out of proportion dominance of androgen. Sometimes this results in an outbreak of acne and hairiness.

Use of Wrong Cosmetics:
Unfortunately, some of the skin creams, make-up products contain derivates of fatty acids and oils which are potent acne-stimulants. The biggest culprits amongst the skin-care products are the vanishing creams which have high absorption rate.

Prolonged Stress and Anxiety:
The acne condition is also worsened by stress. For example, students appearing for examination have to cope with a sudden outbreak of acne.

WARNING WATCH FOR ACNE-CAUSING CHEMICALS:
(On your Cosmetic and Make-up Product Labels) .

  • Isopropyl Isosterate
  • Butyl Stereate
  • Myristyl Myristate
  • Isopropyl Palmitate
  • Isocetyl Palmitate
  • Decyl Oleate
  • Isosteryl Neopentanoate
  • Oetyl Palmitate
  • Oetyl Stearate
  • Iodoptopyl Lanolate
  • Acetol Acetulan
  • Amberate P
  • Crude coal tar
  • Lanosterin
  • Laugogene
  • Sterolan
  • PG 2 Myristyl Propionate
  • Acetrylated Lanolin
  • Ethylated Lanolin
  • D & C red dyes (common in blushers)