Control Your Acne Today With These Tips
Is acne a problem that has plagued you for years? Have you always thought that you would grow out of it, but never have? Forget the pinching and popping, and follow this acne survival guide in order to get the great looking skin that you deserve.
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.
Make sure you remember to wash your face even when you are not in the middle of an acne breakout. It is important to get in a routine of washing your face regularly. Ideally, you will want to wash your face once every morning then again before you go to bed.
Most acne medications and even the pimples themselves, can make skin dry and tight. Acne-prone skin needs to be moisturized, you just need to get the proper moisturizers. Avoid anything that has oil or alcohol in them, as these can irritate the already compromised skin. Look for gentle, even natural lotions and creams that are made for acne-prone or very sensitive skin.
Using apple cider vinegar can clear an acne breakout. It may not smell the nicest, but one of the most effective remedies for acne is vinegar. Dab a little on a cotton ball, and apply to your skin after cleansing. It will balance your skin’s Ph levels and can clear minor breakouts overnight.
There is a household item that can help you get rid of your unwanted acne. It is right in your medicine cabinet. If you take just a dab of toothpaste and put in on a pimple before you go to sleep at night, by the morning it will have reduced in size and will be less red.
To get rid of a noticeable zit faster, you can apply baking soda or toothpaste containing baking soda on it. Leave this paste overnight on your skin: it might burn at first but it will help your zit develop faster. Make sure you thoroughly clean your skin the next day.
Try to avoid touching your face throughout the day. Many times we put our hands or fingers on our face without even thinking about it. Our hands have bacteria on them that we pick up from various surfaces. That bacteria then gets in to our pores and creates the pimples that make up acne.
After years of fighting acne you may finally have found the answer. By incorporating these tips and tricks into your skin care regime, you may be able to reduce the appearance of acne or even eliminate it. So, go ahead and give it a shot. The sooner you begin, the sooner you will enjoy a clear complexion.