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Control Your Acne With These Easy Tips

Jul 5

Control Your Acne With These Easy Tips

Acne is extremely common, with more than 60% of the populace affected; however, it's not impossible to treat. There are many reasons someone can get acne but there are also easy ways to get rid of outbreaks. If you need help treating your acne, keep reading for some valuable insights.

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If you have acne problems, make sure you're not scratch the pimples or popping them. While you may think it helps, it actually irritates the skin even more. Not only that, but if you pop the pimple, bacteria can get into the opening and cause a worse infection that makes the acne last longer or scar.

 

Stay away from facial scrubs that can cause or aggravate your acne. Most of these just scratch skin and contain ingredients that contain harks ingredients and chemicals. You need to be gentle with your cleaning because your skin is sensitive due to your breakouts. Stick with clean water and a gentle soap.

 

To combat facial acne, lay a clean towel over your pillow every night before going to sleep. Excessive skin oil is a huge factor in acne infections, and the speed with which your skin oils build up on your pillow is shocking. By treating your face to a completely clean surface for every night's sleep you can prevent a harmful build-up of excess oil.

 

If you have acne, it is important to not over-wash the area where you have the outbreak. Wash the affected area gently with a mild cleanser and then use a soft cloth to pat the area dry. Make sure you do this both morning and night. Over-washing can irritate your acne and make it worse.

 

Spot treat smaller acne breakouts for the best results. Then the medication will only be on the area that is affected. Try to find a treatment that has benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or sulfur. There are also natural remedies that you can find online.

 

Sometimes, acne is caused from a hormonal change. There are types of birth control pills that can help clear up this kind of acne. When treating hormonal acne, it is extremely important to do so under doctors supervision. It will clear up in time if left alone, as long as you are taking good care of yourself.

 

Begin and end each day by washing your face with a strong but gentle cleanser to help combat acne. Upon waking, your face is likely covered with a film of oil from sleep and by the end of the day pollution, sweat and grime have taken over. Keep on top of cleaning without going overboard, by obsessive washing or by using a soap that is too harsh.

 

While you might be looking for a magic cure to make your acne disappear, sometimes it's best stick with what you know you need to do to keep your face clean and moisturized, and then let nature do it's best work. Focus on other aspects of your life and appearance. In time, this will pass.

 

Acne affects many people (especially teenagers) but it shouldn't be seen as inevitable. Follow the plan outlined above and reduce the severity of your acne. At times, it may just be the simple things that help to stop acne before it gets too bad.