Acne can seem like a curse to many teenagers. It can be a sensitive subject and can affect their social life as well as their confidence. This article can help them too better understand the causes and the treatments that can be effective. Over the counter products can help but some cases do require medical treatment.
If you absolutely must pop a pimple, do not use your fingers. Make sure the head of the pimple (white area) is exposed and never pop a pimple that does not have a head. Take a sewing needle or safety pin and sterilize it with an open flame, alcohol, or boiling water. Rub the pimple with alcohol to kill any germs on it. Then use the needle or pin to pierce the tip of the pimple head from the side and gently pull upward to lance the head. The pimple should drain and you can clean it afterwards with a clean tissue.
You can stop acne from developing, by taking some hydrogen peroxide and applying it liberally over the red and bumpy area. The red bumpy area is the infected pore, that has swollen over an excessive amount of dirt. The peroxide will help dry out the pores and reduce the redness.
Don’t overdo the commercially “proven” acne treatments. Some of the creams that have been used for years can prevent acne also. A great and effective old-fashioned remedy to prevent acne is using soap and water. Washing your face in the morning and at night will keep your skin clear and helps fight acne and clogged pores.
Control you acne by limiting the amount of refined carbohydrates and sugar that you eat. Consuming refined carbohydrates as well as sugar leads to a spike in the production of the hormone insulin, which regulates your blood glucose level. Increased production of insulin encourages the skin to excrete sebum, a grease-like fluid which causes breakouts.
To help rid your skin of acne, drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Drinking water can help carry the waste material that causes acne and blackheads out of your body and work to flush out your skin. This will help clear your skin of blemishes and blackheads.
If you are using all of the over the counter products on the market to no avail, try washing your face with only water. This will guarantee that no soap residue sticks to your skin, as you will have a better chance of maintaining a healthy palette and reducing blemishes.
If you have a bump on your face, take two extra strength aspirin. Aspirin has great soothing properties, as it can reduce the irritation that is causing your blemish. Also, you can create an aspirin mask, by diluting aspirin in water and applying the paste to the surface of your skin.
As was noted in the beginning of the article, acne can be an emotionally painful condition. You shouldn’t hesitate to consult a doctor if your acne truly bother you and affects your social life. By taking the steps outlined in the article, you can first try them to see if there are results. If not, then the doctor can certainly help you to get it under control.