Acne can be a cause for great embarrassment and frustration, in anyone who has to deal with it. This article will provide a few methods that you can try, in order to not only clear up your current acne problems, but also, to prevent its recurrence.
Acne can be treated efficiently by a professional dermatologist. If your insurance covers dermatology visits, or you have the finances to pay on your own, you should go see a dermatologist. Dermatologists have deep knowledge about all types of skin problems and will select the most effective, medical-grade techniques to treat your specific type of acne.
Avoid spreading acne by not popping or forcing your pimples to drain. If you pop your pimples, you are spreading the very infection that causes the breakouts. This infection then spreads to other parts of your face causing more breakouts in more areas. Popping zits also can cause unnecessary redness, swelling and permanent scarring, so it’s best to leave them be and let them go away on their own or with acne medication.
If you are suffering from acne, make sure to limit your time in the sun. Sun exposure actually makes acne worse. The sun causes your skin to shed more than what’s normal and it will further clog your pores, which will make your acne worse. If you absolutely must go outside, make sure to wear a wide brimmed hat and sun screen.
If you exfoliate as part of your skin care regime, focus on spending time, not exerting force. That is, avoid scrubbing your face hard in order to achieve the amount of exfoliation you desire. Instead, exfoliate for a little longer, which will prevent you from doing damage to your skin, and will promote the healthy, smooth, glowing skin you want.
If you have long hair, make sure that you wash it every day to reduce oil and bacteria. When your hair touches your face, it transfers oil to your skin, which can generate additional acne. Either limit your hair length or pull it back, to reduce the excess oil that comes in contact with your skin.
You have to understand that acne is a natural process that your body undergoes. You can not freak out and panic. Most mild acne will cure itself within a month or two, so you should not be in fear. Just let your body go through its natural processes to stay healthy.
Keep your face moisturized while using topical acne products. Most acne products contain ingredients that will dry out your skin. A gel-based moisturizer will work well for those with oily skin, whereas cream or lotion moisturizers work best for dry skin. Some skin types (such as a combination of oily and dry) find using more than one moisturizer achieves the greatest results.
In summary, acne is something that nobody wants, but anyone may fall victim to. The key is to do all that you can to prevent future flare-ups and also, clear up current outbreaks. As long as you try some of the suggestions in this article, you stand a good chance for having clear skin.