Acne: Tips To Take Control Of Your Skin

Acne is not just a punchline to cliched jokes about the typical teenager’s fears. It can strike far into adulthood. Its causes are many and its pain is all too real. Here, you will find some useful information about those causes and the many effective treatments that can be deployed against acne.

A paste of nutmeg and milk makes an effective treatment for acne. Combine ground nutmeg with some room temperature milk until it forms a paste. Apply this to the areas affected by acne and leave it on overnight. Often the acne will disappear quickly and without leaving unsightly marks on your face.

Avoid acne by eating a healthy diet daily. Get rid of things like sugar and processed food that contain ingredients that slow down internal processes or cause massive sebum production. Also, avoid junk food and oily and greasy food since these can actually come through your skins pores. Eat better for better skin.

If you have acne, avoid using makeup applicators and tools that can’t be washed or disposed of. Bacteria can multiply on makeup brushes, sponges and pads unless they are washed regularly. This bacteria is then deposited onto your skin whenever you apply makeup and can cause acne outbreaks or skin infections.

To help clear acne pour some diluted tea tree oil onto a cotton ball and apply the mixture directly onto the affected skin. Tea tree oil is an excellent natural acne remedy, and in recent studies tea tree oil has been shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic qualities.

If you play sports often, purchase medicated face pads with either benzyl peroxide or salicylic acid to rid the dirt off of your face. When on the field, dirt can find its way to your face, as it is your job to eliminate it as soon as possible. Wiping your face with these pads can create a clean palette and reduce acne formation.

Do not pick at or squeeze blackheads, instead use a special blackhead cleaner and wash your face often. This will keep you from getting scars and help clear the blackheads in the long run. There are many different brands of blackhead cleaning products available that will make your skin look its very best.

When it comes using scrubs on acne, refrain from using harsh scrubs. It is perfectly fine for you to exfoliate the area, but make sure you use scrubs that are gentle and have small, smooth granules. You should avoid those which contain apricot shell pieces or almonds.

There are so many different acne treatments on the market today; however, it has been found that many of them can just confuse your skin. Many will dry out your skin and lead to more breakouts. Try to use simple soap and water to help your skin reset the Ph levels.

A combined-arms approach is often the best method for combating acne. The tips above can be used individually or put together into a vast array of potential treatment plans. You can use whatever combination of these suggestions feels right for you, to advance your anti-acne plans and gain total victory over the condition.

Pamela G. Miles