Acne Info 101

If you think you're alone in the struggle to ward off acne, don't fret. It seems that while not everyone suffers from it severely, many-around 85% of people, go through it at some point in their life.

Breakouts vary from person to person. So, instead of giving up, get educated! Here are some tips that you can use to clean up and eventually clear up that beautiful skin!

The skin, being the body's largest organ, is always mending, growing and changing to fit our needs and to keep us healthy. In a way, it's a type of bio-shell, surrounding you and growing with you. In fact, you shed dead skin cells constantly. This constant loss means that about every seven years, your skin has completely molted itself in its entirety.

So, your skin maintains itself with proper cell function and reproduction. In order for you to maintain this delicate balance, you need to be sure to wash your face daily.

To all intents and purposes, you should actually wash with soap and rinse well two or more times per day. Rinsing thoroughly is probably the most important step, even if soap is not available, especially after intense exercise.

Moreover, another way to take care of the skin on your face, neck, back and shoulders is to be sure that you wash your hair frequently. You hair releases oils constantly. This oil naturally glides down the forehead onto the face, and from the neck onto the back. This is a real concern during humid weather and elevated outdoor temperatures.

Men really need to experiment when shaving. Using an electric razor or a razor with shaving cream can affect the skin. Find out which is the better option for you. Be sure to keep your razors clean, lather-up well and use quality shaving cream and/or soap.

In the same fashion, women who wear makeup also need to be careful not to use products that irritate the skin. If you are undergoing acne treatment, especially with topical products, makeup might actually irritate the more. If you still feel the need to use facial products during treatment, be sure to use noncomedogenic (oil free) products.