Lumps, painful red bumps, and those unsightly whiteheads and blackheads can really screw up your complexion and hurt your confidence. The good news is that it doesn’t have to last. In this article we bring you some carefully selected tips to help you on the journey to clearer, healthier skin.
The temptation can be hard to ignore, but it is imperative that you don’t pick or pop your acne. A medicated cream is better for dealing with particularly troublesome hot-spots. You risk infecting your acne and causing a scar if you bother your pimples. Picking at your acne can cause permanent skin discolorations.
Benzoyl peroxide cream or gel applied directly onto the affected skin twice a day is a proven acne treatment. Benzoyl peroxide prevents dead skin cells blocking hair follicles and kills bacteria on the skin that can cause blocked follicles to become infected. Unfortunately, benzoyl peroxide makes skin more sensitive to ultra-violet light, so during treatment you should avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight.
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 problems with acne in your T-zone, get the right products to help fight it. Gel based cleansers work well for oily areas. Also, find a good astringent to eliminate extra oils. Finding a targeted facial mask for the T-zone to use once a week will dry up oil problems. Pore strips and blotting strips will also help for a quick fix.
If you suffer from rosacea, select cosmetics that reduce both the irritation and the appearance of the redness. Yellow-toned mineral makeup will irritate the skin less than most other types of cosmetics. Also, avoid using red lipsticks that draw attention to redness in other areas of the face. Foundations with a mild green tint will also help combat redness.
A simple lemon slice can help you with your acne. Apply a slice of freshly cut lemon to your blemish. Leave on only for a few minutes. This is an easily accessible, natural and cost-effective treatment for acne. This treatment only takes a few minutes a day and can deter you from more drastic and expensive treatments.
One of the most important things that you must consider if you are affected with blemishes on your face is to dry out your pimple immediately when you feel one coming on. The less oil that is on your face at any given time, the better chance you have to expedite the healing process.
Hopefully this article gave you some good insights as to how to take care of your acne-prone skin. Keeping these tips in mind should help you regain that beautiful glow you remember, inside and out. So go on, take care of that skin, it’s one of the most precious organs you’ve got!