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Preventing Acne

You’ve probably heard of acne and might even be suffering from it but what exactly is it? Acne is basically a condition where dead skin cells, bacteria, sebum, hair or particles block the pores of your skin. Acne can occur on any part of the body but usually affects the face. A lot of people suffer from acne which makes it a crucial part of skincare. Truthfully, preventing and treating acne can be tough. However, knowing the type of acne and what causes it helps in identifying how to prevent its formation. So what are the different types of acne?


As the name implies, these often appear as black bumps on the skin which are filled with dead skin cells and excess oil.


They appear to be white on the skin and are often filled with oil or dead skin cells.

Fungal acne

It typically occurs when there’s an accumulation and excess yeast formation in the hair follicles. They often get inflamed and are a bit itchy.


They are mostly filled with pus and may cause scars especially when popped.


These may be a bit larger than regular pimples and are found deep in the skin. More often than not, they are painful.


They are pus-filled and look very similar to whiteheads. However, this type has a red ring around it. They may cause bruising or leave marks when popped.


They are usually small inflamed bumps

Now that we know the different types of acne, let’s take a look at some of the causes of acne.


If you’ve noticed, you usually develop acne during that time of the month. That’s your hormones at play.

Dirty clothing and head wear

The dirt particles and bacteria found on dirty clothing and head pieces including helmets, caps, hats, bonnets, scarfs, etc can transfer dirt especially unto your face and clog your pores.


We can’t stress this enough! Not only is being stressed not good for your mental and general health but it contributes to the formation of acne. Rest!


You could do all the right things and still get acne. This is probably because yours is as a result of genetics.

Using oily products or eating acne causing foods

Products with a lot of oil in it or eating very greasy foods all the time has a higher propensity of leading to acne. If you’re fond of such products or foods, you’re in trouble.

Everyone is different and so some foods may cause acne in someone and not in another person. Pay attention to what makes you break out and stay away from them. Also remember to drink a lot of water and take care of your skin from the inside out.

Weather conditions

Living in highly humid environments or being exposed to air pollution could lead to the formation of acne.

Now that we’re familiar with the causes of acne, its prevention can be easily identified

Spot On Facial Care

By this, we just mean do not take your facial care lightly, especially washing and cleansing your face. Make it a point to wash your face every day with warm water and soap. Follow it up with a mild facial cleanser and facial moisturizer after. Do this every morning and evening for best results.


As we now know that most acne is caused by a blockage in the skin from dead skin cells, sebum or dirt particles, exfoliating should be part of our regime. Exfoliating with a Face and Body Scrub cleanses the pores of the skin making it healthier, smoother and fresher. Doing this at least 2 to 3 times a week is best.

Wash Your Make Up Brushes

Yes sis! When was the last time you washed your make up brushes? Imagine the dirt particles and bacteria feasting on your face anytime you use these dirty brushes. It’s time for a change, and always remove your make up at the end of the day. Under no circumstances should you go to bed with make up on.

Hands-on-Face Syndrome should be a thing of the Past

Seriously, put your hands down. If only you could see the amount of dirt and bacteria you’re transferring unto your face any time you touch it, you would put your hands down whenever you’re tempted to touch it. For the health of your skin, put your hands down!

Doing away with a habit is very difficult but we charge you to start with these practices and watch your skin take a turn for the better. For further consultation on skin care, please do not hesitate to contact Kaydua Luxury on +233 596 050 073 or @kaydualuxury via Facebook and Instagram  

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