How To Effectively Handle A Problem With Acne
Acne is formed when dead skin cells, oils, and bacteria get trapped in the lining of your hair follicles. While it’s best known as a teenage condition, adults can deal with acne too. Getting rid of it is always the primary goal, and it can be accomplished if you use diligence and follow a few steps.
When you get a pimple on your face that looks like it might need to be popped don’t touch it. You don’t want to touch the pimple, don’t scratch, squeeze or pinch it. The irritating pimple may seem like it needs to be popped, but it can lead to further irritation and permanent scaring.
If you have a small acne breakout, spot treatment can sometimes be the best option. Spot treating allows you to subject only the affected area to harsh chemicals (rather than your entire face). There are many spot treatments available, both over the counter and through a Dermatologist.
Lemon juice can help to lighten red marks caused by acne. Use the juice of a fresh lemon, applied to a cotton swab, directly on the mark. You can dilute the juice with water or honey if desired. Doing so helps to dry your pimples and reduce redness.
Reducing acne not only involves monitoring your body, but monitoring your environment as well. Every day, we sleep on beds with sheets, blankets and pillow cases. Over time, these items gather dirt and dead skin cells. When they come in contact with your face, they transfer dirt that can clog pores and lead to acne. Be sure to change your sheets and other bedding materials often, to avoid this issue.
If you are constantly battling acne, you should consider switching to all-natural skin care products. The majority of products available to treat acne contain harsh chemicals that will only serve to worsen your skin problems. If your acne is getting worse instead of better, it may be time to change the products you are using. Natural products will help skin heal due to the ingredients that they contain. While all products vary, many contain soothing and natural antibacterial herbs and oils.
During the summer, you want to protect your skin from the sun as well as breakouts. To do this successfully, make sure to browse the sunscreen aisle for “oil-free” products. It should say this clearly on the label. A product that says “sheer touch” does not necessarily mean it does not contain oil. Sunscreens that do not have oil will be less likely to cause breakouts.
If you are prone to outbreaks of acne, it is important to refrain from using products which contain alcohol. Toners for your skin commonly contain alcohol. If you use a toner, make sure you check out the list of its ingredients and avoid those which have a high concentration of isopropyl alcohol (common rubbing alcohol).
In this article we have outlined some important steps for fighting your battle against acne. They will help you to dry up excess oil, kill bacteria, and exfoliate dead skin cells too. Whether you are a teenage or an adult, follow these steps and you are likely to see success in the form of a clean, clear, and glowing complexion.