Acne is not nice, especially if you suffer from it regularly – these tips are here to help you prevent it.
Do Not Try To Scrub, Rub Or Wash Your Acne Away
By the time you are able to see a pimple, the excess oil which causes it is already locked within your pores. Hard washing, scrubbing and rubbing are not going to help you get the oil out of your skin. This will only end up injuring the skin surrounding the pimple and it could make the pimple more noticeable and more inflamed.
Prevent Breakouts By Cleaning Your Skin Once Or Twice A Day
The best treatment for acne is to prevent it from happening at all. One of the best ways to do this is to remove all of the excess oil from your skin. This ensures that it does not have the chance to clog your pores and cause pimples.
The secret to successfully getting rid of excess oil is to not put anything harmful on your skin in its place. This means that you should use a mild cleanser and allow it to do its work. You should not rub your skin when you wash it unless you are removing obvious grime, dirt or makeup.
Never Try Drying Out Your Skin To Get Rid Of Acne
Standard advice for getting rid of acne used to be getting a lot of sun to dry the skin out. This actually does not make any difference to your acne and will only dry out your skin. The reason why this was standard advice is the fact that the red and blue rays of sunlight kill acne bacteria and will reduce the production of oil in the pores.
Around 20 minutes of limited sunlight on unprotected skin does help your skin make Vitamin D which your body needs. Other than this, you should use sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage. You can give your skin a gentle light treatment using a special blue light or a combination of red and blue light lamps to get rid of acne blemishes without drying out your sin.
Products For Face Acne Need To Be Gentler Than Products For Body Acne
If you have acne on your back, you can use benzoyl peroxide to get rid of it. This treatment will strip the top layer off the pimple and the peroxide will then attack the bacteria in the pimple. The skin on your back is tough enough o stand up to the treatment, but your facial skin is a different story.
If you use this treatment on your face, you will have a very different experience. When you use benzoyl peroxide on your face, unless it is the mildest non-prescription strength, it will cause brining, itching, peeling and redness on the face. You need to look at other milder treatments for acne on the face.
Keep Your Hair Out Of Your Face To Reduce Forehead Acne
When you have acne just above your eyebrows or on your nose, it can be caused by the oil in your hair. Acne on your hairline can also be caused by hair care products which clog the pores. To prevent acne on your forehead and nose, you should keep your hair away from your face. You also need to ensure that you rinse all hair care products when you wash.
Forehead acne can cause distress to skin and even acne scars according to this beauty company based in Singapore, Dore Aesthetics.
Conceal Acne Without Having To Use The Concealer
There are times when you will not be able to get your acne treated fast enough before graduation, a big date or when you will be in photos. This is when you will have to try covering it up. The traditional advice for this is to use a green concealer to cancel the redness of the acne and then use foundation to cover up the green concealer. This is a good suggestion, but the problem comes when the foundation wears off and you have people asking why you have green spots on your face.
It is better to cover your pimples with a single layer of brown or gold foundation which complements your skin tone. Gold foundation should be used for brown, black and fair skin tones. Brown foundation is better for Asian skin tones. Of course, you should try and keep the layers of cosmetics to a minimum as this will help your pimples clear up.
Make Sure Your Cover The Jawline When Using Lotion On The Face
Pimples, blackheads and whiteheads on the jawline can be invisible to you, but they will be noticeable to other people. To prevent these pimples, you need to ensure that any skin care treatment you use is also applied to your jawline.