All it takes to get rid of acne is to keep your hands to yourself! A 7 day experiment that really made its point

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Acne is one of the most annoying and common skin diseases faced by so many people around the world. And turns out that one of the simplest remedies to get rid of acne is nothing but to simply stop picking at it! Find out more.

1 Tell me a bit more about acne

Acne Vulgaris, commonly called as acne is a long-term skin disease that occurs when the hair follicles get clogged with dead skin cells or oil from the skin. Blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, greasy skin are all signs that indicate that one has acne. Acne may also result in scarring. Results of acne include a highly blemished face, which in turn leads to anxiety and reduced self-esteem. In worst case scenarios, it even leads to depression and suicidal tendencies.

Acne occurs most commonly during adolescence, affecting an estimated 80–90% of teenagers in the west. Lower rates are reported in some rural societies. In 2010, acne was estimated to affect 650 million people globally, making it the 8th most common disease worldwide.

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Tell me a bit more about acne

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2 Why do we resort to picking our skin?

It’s one of the biggest acne treatment mistakes – picking our skin. Agreed, once we set your eyes upon any abnormality on our faces, the first thing we’d all want to do is get rid of it. And some of us would do just about anything to get rid of any such thing that makes our countenance look a little less appealing.

Compulsive skin picking can even be termed as a kind of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and has a name of its own – dermatillomania. What people must understand is that picking your skin is going to get you nowhere, but only worsen your condition.

Why do we resort to picking our skin?

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Often when you pop a pimple, you’re pushing back the pus into your body. This may close up one pimple, but will give way for another. Picking at a pimple or a scab can cause you an infection from the dirt on your fingers.

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