Acne is a skin condition characterized by the emergence of excess oil production and clogged, inflamed pores of the face and occasionally other areas such as the shoulders, neck and back. This article can help to trace the causes and decide whether medical treatment is called for in order to eliminate it.
Acne is often exacerbated by the buildup of dirt and bacteria on your face during the day. To remedy this, use a cleanser and toner on your face before you go to bed. This will remove the dirt that collects on your face, and prevents it from acting on your skin overnight. Keep your pillow clean too, as oil and dirt on your pillow can aggravate the problem.
Try to relax. Many experts actually agree that your mood is in direct correlation to acne breakouts. Stress can cause real and considerable damage to your skin. Recognize stress factors that are present in your life and work to eliminate them. Learn to take it easy occasionally, and your skin’s condition could improve dramatically.
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.
Try not to use washcloths to clean your face with. These can cause or aggravate acne as they can harbor harmful bacteria either from other places you’ve used it or from other areas of your face that had oil and bacteria. Stick to using your hands to clean your face with, just make sure they are clean first.
If you are experiencing troubling acne on your face, try using an exfoliating buff, to apply your face wash in the morning and at night. Using gentle circular motions on your face, the course texture of the buff will help encourage new cell growth, as it buffs off old layers of skin.
Having a clearer face may be as simple as taking a dip in the ocean. It is known that salt water has a positive effect on acne. It drys up the oils that cause breakouts, leaving you with a smooth result. You can also make your own salt water and wash daily.
When it comes to acne, you are the best person in the world to know how your skin behaves. If your skin feels like it is getting oily, you should wash it immediately. If you feel it is becoming too dry, grab a moisturizer and massage gently on your face.
As outlined previously, acne is a medical condition with varying degrees of severity. The more severe cases can cause permanent scarring by causing deep pits in the skin. Over the counter and prescription medicines are available. By using the information in this article and putting a skin care plan in action, most cases are easily treatable.