Acne can be frustrating to deal with. It does not matter what age you are when it strikes, the embarrassment of dealing with this skin condition can be debilitating and, at times, depressing. However, there are ways to both lessen the severity of acne and to control it on a regular basis and this article will discuss these.
Avoid the sun during an acne breakout. The sun can damage your skin in many ways. You should especially avoid it during an acne breakout. Sunlight can make your acne much worse, increasing redness and causing inflammation. If you absolutely must be out in the sun for an extended period of time, remember to wear sunscreen.
To prevent the spread of an acne breakout, do not pick or pop your pimples. Although it is tempting to try and pop a zit that has appeared on your face, doing so is the easiest way to spread bacteria from that pimple onto the rest of your face – causing a larger breakout.
Reducing acne not only involves monitoring your body, but monitoring your environment as well. Every day, we sleep on beds with sheets, blankets and pillow cases. Over time, these items gather dirt and dead skin cells. When they come in contact with your face, they transfer dirt that can clog pores and lead to acne. Be sure to change your sheets and other bedding materials often, to avoid this issue.
Wear a clean shirt to bed each night in order to avoid acne breakouts on your back, neck, and shoulders. Your nightshirt will absorb oils from your skin while you are sleeping. If you wear the same shirt again the next night, you will be putting these oils back on your skin. Wearing clean shirts each night avoids this problem.
One of the best treatments that you can try is micro-needling for your acne scars. This process uses a roller with hundreds of small needles that puncture your skin. Over time, your collagen will grow back, filling in your acne. This treatment is great for deep, cystic acne scarring.
Vinegar is an effective home remedy for treating acne. Simply apply white or distilled vinegar on the affected area and leave it there for 10 minutes. The vinegar will get rid of the bacteria which is causing the acne. Make sure to dilute the vinegar with a small amount of lukewarm water before applying it to the affected skin surface.
Cortisol is released into your system when you are under stress. It is one of the big causes for an acne breakout. If you can find a way to reduce or eliminate stress you will find that you will not suffer from quite as many breakouts. Cortisol clogs pores and causes the breakouts.
Use a cotton ball to rub apple cider vinegar into acne trouble spots to help fight infection. All types of vinegar are useful for balancing the pH of human skin, which contributes to its overall health. A good pH balance also aids skin’s resistance to acne infection. Apple cider vinegar is particularly good for acne because it is all-natural and non-irritating.
This may seem like a simple tip, but if more people followed it, less would suffer from acne. Avoid touching your face as much as possible. The oil and dirt on your fingers can transfer on your skin and cause clogged pores. Even resting your head on your hands can cause this. Avoid doing this, and see your acne improve.
Products that advertise removal of acne and other facial blemishes often cause more harm than help. This is because most of their methods revolve around the drying out of the skin. Removing the moisture from skin makes it appear dry and allows a dead layer of skin to form on the epidermis giving a pale, dry, and ‘flakey’ appearance.
When acne strikes remember that it is not uncommon and that millions worldwide are afflicted with the same problem as you. There is no need to let it rob you of your dignity or to let it rule your life. Simply hold your head up high, treat the condition as best you can, and get on with enjoying living.