At one point or another, nearly everyone has had to deal with getting rid of acne. Completely eliminating acne can often be elusive, but there are some basic tips that help ensure you’re doing the best that you can to get rid of it, and that you’re not doing things that help it form.
For those wanting to reduce the amount of acne they have, careful washing of the face every night before going to sleep can remove oils that can contribute to breakouts of whiteheads. It is impotant that you choose a cleanser that prevents or clears balckheads. This regular washing will result in a clearer face, and is not hard to adapt into a personal schedule.
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.
Sometimes natural skin care remedies can be used in the place of strong ointments for skin care. Lemons are a great natural acne treatment. Lemons act as an astringent that can shrink acne due to its high acid level. It can also reduce oil levels in the skin. Just apply lemon juice to the skin and let it work for 15 minutes, then wash off, and you’ll see effective results.
To get rid of your acne, consider buying an anti-acne cream. You might have to try different brands to find one that works for you. Many anti-acne creams are going to make your skin too dry or irritate it. You can compensate this by using a hydrating cream too.
Taking a high-dose vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) supplement everyday could reduce acne and improve the overall condition of your skin. Some studies suggest that vitamin B5 can regulate hormones and fatty acids. A build up of fatty acids in the body can cause sebum to be excreted through pores on the skin leading to acne, so by taking a supplement that regulates the levels of fatty acids in the body, acne outbreaks should be reduced.
Never pick at your acne as this will irritate your skin and cause an eruption several days later. If a pimple is making you feel uncomfortable while sleeping, roll over to the other side so that the pillow does not come in contact with the area affected. Constant rubbing against a pimple can increase itching and burning so try to limit this as much as possible.
A great way to prevent acne is to keep your bedding clean. This is especially important for your pillowcase which can absorb the sweat, oil and tears that you naturally produce during the night. Your face sleeps on this every day so it is imperative that it be clean. Keeping it clean will prevent a lot of breakouts in the future.
If back acne is an issue for you, then you may want to change your body cleanser. Opt for cleansers that contain salicylic acid or those geared toward clearing up acne and use these when you shower, once a day. Also, be sure to shower soon after vigorous exercise or physical activities, to avoid having the dirt and bacteria clog up your pores.
Acne can be embarrassing for many people. By listening to the advice that has been given, you can make sure that you’re fighting the acne as best you can. While your body may not be completely devoid of acne, the advice will make sure you’re doing things that stop it from affecting you as badly as it could.