It is one of the most common skin conditions people may experience. It mostly develops in teenagers because of hormonal changes but it is very likely to develop in adults as well. In some individuals, whether they are adolescent youngsters or adult men may grow facial hair to hide and cover up their acne problem. This may often result in some difficulty for men. Fortunately, there are a few steps that can help you fight acne and at the same time take steps to add in the growth of facial hair.
Your face should be washed and cleaned with a gentle cleanser regularly every day. While washing your face do not scrub the skin vigorously. This may irritate the skin and result in worsening your acne. Use a soft cloth to gently clean and wipe your face.
Applying topical acne creams to your skin may help. It is important to see if the product contains benzoyl peroxide or retinoids used for topical acne treatment which derivate from vitamin A. These substances kill the surface bacteria that aggravate acne and break up comedones. When combined with topical antibiotics these treatments become much more effective.
Undergo corticosteroid injections by a good dermatologist. Corticosteroids are injected into the acne cysts directly which results in reducing the swelling and decreasing the chance of scarring.
A few other tips that may help you treat your acne are:
*Drink lots of water
*Eat lots of fruits
*Avoid oily foods
*Avoid spicy food
*Follow a regular exercise regime
*Avoid hair coming on your face
*Add chromium to your diet
*Avoid squeezing black heads on your face
*Avoid sun and pollution contact to your skin
*Do not stress your self
Growing facial hair
Adequate nutrition is a must for growing facial hair. Insufficient amount of iron and protein in the diet can make it difficult in growing a beard and probably result in hair loss. Therefore very significant changes in the diet or rapid weight loss should be avoided to grow facial hair.
Shaving should strictly be avoided. This may sound obvious but facial hair grows unevenly and trimming and shaping the beard prematurely can restrict you from achieving your desired results. It usually takes about 4 weeks for a beard to fill out and have an even appearance.
Take biotin. It is a dietary supplement which helps in hair and nail growth. It is recommended by the dermatologist that taking 2.5 mg of biotin daily assists with facial hair growth also.
Application of Minoxidil to your face may help a lot. This is a drug that is used by males and females to treat pattern baldness and has potential to increase the growth of facial hair as well.
While using minoxidil it should be taken care of that the drugs should not be ingested and not used in excessive amounts as it may lead to a severe drop in blood pressure.
Tips: In the process of growing facial hair the skin may become red and itchy. To combat this apply dandruff shampoo or a mild over-the-counter steroid cream to your face once a day.
Things you may need:
*Topical acne treatment
Growing a beard and fighting acne is two different things which go hand in hand for the males. It is very important to keep in mind the general cleanliness and facial hygiene and take proper care to achieve an acne free skin.