The moment acne raises its ugly head, chances are it will ruin your day. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can try nipping the problem in the bud.
Use Face Wash That Contains Salicylic Acid
Acne is caused by excessive oil and bacteria that causes skin blemishing. I recommend using an oil free face wash that contains salicylic acid. Remember that salicylic acid is antibacterial and is great for exfoliating the skin, effectively removing dead skin cells which are a major cause of clogged pores.
Have You Tried a Facial Brush?
There are a number of handheld devices that can help degrease skin.
Try Oil Free SPF
Oil free SPFs are great for eliminating excess skin oil, a major cause of clogged pores. Bear in mind that scented products can irritate the skin and lead to further breakouts. Try looking for an unscented product.
Choose the Right Foundation (if you happen to be a woman)
A lot of women I know use oil free foundation degrees that contains salicylic acid. The Right foundation cream is a great way of veiling severe acne.
When pimples suddenly appear, it’s best to try using a good quality spot treatment as a matter of priority. The quicker you do this with an effective anti-inflammatory product, the quicker the pimples will vanish
If you are experiencing bright red blemishes, the best thing to use is a quality hydrocortisone cream. Not only are these creams cheap to buy there are a great way of relieving redness and inflamed skin. After you cover your zits with benzoyl peroxide, apply your hydrocortisone cream over that to help alleviate swelling and redness.
You can also reduce swelling by holding an ice pack against the troubled area.
You Can Use Toothpaste!
Yes, it’s not just an old wives tale. A small pinch of toothpaste on your blemishes can help to dry out your zits come morning.
You’ll agree that there is nothing worse than acne, especially for a young person. But when the acne become so severe leaving scars behind, the last thing you should be doing is picking your pimples any further. Not only will picking your pimples leave a scar behind, the scars will need to be lightened using certain bleaching agents, or if you’re really serious about the situation, undergo laser treatment to remove it.
If you’re not in a position to undergo laser treatment to remove your acne scarring, then it may be a helpful to use a hydroquinone-based cream which can be effective in lightening the skin affected by acne scarring.