Red bumps - Preventing and getting rid of itchy red bumps on face

Red bumps on the skin and especially itchy red bumps on face are one of the acne types.

The following article explains the condition, how to prevent it and how to get rid of red bumps.
Get Rid of Red Bumps - Aim for a Glowing Skin

Aside from being the largest tissue in the body, human skin is the most visible and noticeable. To enhance looks and the overall figure, most people want to have beautiful smoother skin as they seek to have the so-called “normal” skin, with its plump, smooth texture, and radiant glow.

Acne could probably be the most common of all skin disorders and there are different types of acne. They include whiteheads, blackheads, red bumps (pimples), and bumps that are filled with pus (cysts).

What causes these annoying bumps? Well, your skin is covered with tiny holes called hair follicles or pores. Pores contain sebaceous glands (also called oil glands) that make sebum, oil that moistens your hair and skin.

Most of the time the glands make the right amount of sebum and the pores are fine. But sometimes a pore gets clogged up with too much sebum, dead skin cells, and germs called bacteria. This can cause acne.

If a pore is clogged up, closes, and bulges out from the skin, that is a whitehead. If a pore clogs up but stays open, the top surface can get dark and you’re left with a blackhead. Sometimes the walls of the pore are broken, allowing sebum, bacteria, and dead skin cells to get under the skin. This causes a small, red infection called a pimple. Clogged-up pores that open up deep in the skin can lead to bigger infections known as cysts.

What Is Acne?

Acne is a skin disorder resulting from the action of hormones and other substances on the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands) and hair follicles. These factors lead to plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly called pimples or zits. Acne lesions usually occur on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Although acne is usually not a serious health threat, it can be a source of significant emotional distress. Severe acne can lead to permanent scarring.

How Is Acne Treated? Acne is often treated by dermatologists, an experts who specialize in skin problems. The goals of treatment are to heal existing lesions, stop new lesions from forming, and prevent scarring.

Depending on the extent of the problem, the doctor may recommend one of several over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and/or prescription medicines. Some of these medicines may be topical (applied to the skin) while others may be oral (taken by mouth). The doctor may suggest using more than one topical medicine or combining oral and topical medicines. However others find herbal medicines effective.

Skin care for people with acne

Wash your face regularly. Gently wash your face with a mild cleanser, once in the morning and once in the evening, as well as after heavy exercise and after makeup. Be sure to thoroughly rinse your skin. If you have oily hair, you may want to wash it every day.

Avoid using strong soaps and rough scrubs. Using strong soaps or rough scrub pads are not helpful and can actually make the problem worse. Astringents are not recommended unless the skin is very oily and they should be used only on oily spots.

Avoid rubbing and touching skin lesions. Squeezing, pinching or picking blemishes can lead to the development of scars or dark blotches.

Shave with safety razors. Men who shave and who have acne should resort to safety razors. When using a safety razor, make sure the blade is sharp, and soften your beard thoroughly with soap and water before applying shaving cream. Shave gently and only when necessary to reduce the risk of nicking blemishes.

Don’t stay too long under the sun. Sunburn reddens the skin, making skin drier. There are known risks of excessive sun exposure, such as rapid skin aging and a risk of developing skin cancer.

Choose cosmetics carefully. While undergoing acne treatment, you may need to change some of the cosmetics you use. All cosmetics, such as foundation, blush, eye shadow, moisturizers, and hair-care products should be oil free.

Reading Labels

ANTIOXIDANTS - Ingredients like vitamin C, A and E, green tea, copper, grape seed, and kinetin help skin by neutralizing molecules called free radicals that destroy skin cells.

AQUA- Normally the number-one product on ingredient listings; it’s plain water and vital for healthy skin.

BOTANICALS - Ingredients from a natural source (normally plants) believed to have healing or regenerating powers on the skin – common ones include aloe vera, gingko, and ginseng.

COENZYME Q10 - A nutrient found in every cell of our body, this is also a good wrinkle buster.

Jade Amethyst www.primeherbal.com/anti_aging

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