Acne is one of the things that many of us don’t want to have! But most of us had our fair share of breakouts during our teens but some can still be plagued by this skin problem even after adolescent years.
Acne happens when the pilosebaceous unit goes haywire. Is this sounding more like a science class to you? To put things simply when pilosebacious units on our body go hay wire there is an overproduction of sebum in our sebaceous glands. Our skin normally has Propionibacterium acnes which is a bacterium that causes acne and this bacterium feeds on sebum. The more sebum is produced the more of this bacteria your follicles will have. When your follicles have this bacteria, white blood cells are lured into the follicles and the white blood cells produce an enzyme that can damage the wall of our follicles. Once the wall of a follicle is damaged, whatever is in it like the Propionibacterium acnes will go in the dermis. There would then be an inflammatory reaction which will start the red bumps we call pimples, a type of acne. The bacteria would also form free fatty acids which further irritates the follicle and triggers more inflammation.
What You Can Do About Your Acne
There are many ways to fight acne. You can seek the help of a skin doctor and he or she can prescribe you with medication, topical ointments or creams. There are also homemade acne treatments and over-the-counter anti-acne products that you can use.
Homemade Acne Treatments
There are plenty of popular homemade acne treatments. If you Google for recipes, you’ll find tons of these DIY acne remedies. But have you ever heard of the Strawberry and Argan Oil Acne Remedy?
Did you know that strawberries are said to be effective against acne? Just like Argan oil, strawberries are loaded with antioxidants. Antioxidants combat free radicals that damage the skin’s healthy tissues which can contribute to the formation of acne. Strawberries also naturally contain salicylic acid which is an active ingredient in most acne medications. Salicylic acid speeds up the growth of new skin cells and prevents the pores from being clogged.
Argan Oil and Strawberries Acne Remedy
Here is an anti-acne remedy that you can make at home. You will need:
- 6 whole strawberries
- 2 tablespoons of Argan Oil
Blend your ingredients together until you get a smooth consistency. Massage a small amount of the Argan oil and strawberry mix on your acne-affected skin. Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry your skin. Do this once a day!