Health Tips for Seniors

Archive for January, 2014

Can dry skin cause acne?

Yes, acne or acne vulgaris caused by a buildup of oil, dead skin and bacteria that clogs pores is experienced by people with a dry skin also. The problem has got a lot to do with build-up of bacteria also. It is also caused and aggravated with factors like cosmetics, diet, and stress. Cleaning make-up and toning the skin at the end of the day should form a part of skin care regimen. In addition, a diet rich in sugar, hydrogenated fats, salt and preservatives also causes acne as stress that causes hormonal changes.

The use of an oil-free cleanser in place of soap twice a day helps get rid of dead and dry skin cells that could clog the pores. In addition the use of oil free moisturizers in the form of gels that contain salicylic acid helps. Using a sunscreen with minimizing outdoor activity between 11am to 2 pm helps for acne on dry skin. Consuming abundant whole grains, fresh produce, and organic protein and drinking of 8 glasses of pure fluids like water helps keep skin healthy and infection-free.

Your doctor would be the best person to suggest appropriate skin remedies and applications that would take care of your dry skin with acne.