The skin is the largest organ of our body. Skin cells need to constantly replace themselves. The old and the wornout ones need to be removed to make room for new ones. Aging skin cells move towards the outer surface of the skin. They flatten and fit together to form a protective layer which helps to keep us all safe from bacteria and viruses. Skin is also important in just holding us all together and prevent our contents from spilling outwards.
It is important to keep the skin soft and supple or else it would crack allowing germs to enter and invade. Therefore a substance known as sebum constantly lubricates the skin with oil. In extreme cases however the tiny pores through which it travels upwards gets clogged up and infections may result. The bacteria get trapped inside and the white blood cells come over to help. All this results in an ugly pimple or boil under the surface of the skin. This condition has been given the name Acne.
Working up a sweat by taking some regular exercise will help the skin to reduce oil production. Fluctuating hormone levels can be dealt with further. Sweating will help to clean out the pores of the body. Exercise can help usher those dead skin cells to the surface where they cant cause as many problems. Coupled with reduced sebum production in the follicles, chances of getting acne could greatly be reduced.
Washing the hands regularly could help going a long way towards the prevention of acne. A lot of germs end up on our hands from door knobs, store counters, browsing and touching dust covered items in shops and gas station pump handles. Therefore it is important that we keep our hands of our faces. This will help keep the face clean and reduce chances of infection by the tranferance of germs collected from elsewhere.
One thing that needs to be taken care of during exercise is clothing. Loose absorbent clothing would help in not only absorbing sweat but also in preventing a type of acne known as acne mechanica. This is a form of acne caused by heat, friction and constant contact between the skin and tight clothing or athletic gear if worn. Synthetic fibre clothing especially the ones used in jogging or yoga outfits could cause this type of acne. Simply wearing the right type of clothes presents a cure.