11 Tips for Getting Rid of Acne

Posted February 5th, 2018

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  Acne, a chronic and inflammatory condition of the skin that affects the skin’s oil glands as well as hair follicles. It is the causes of spots and pimples that are commonly seen on face, neck, chest, shoulders, back, and upper arms that affect millions of people around the world.​​

Some of the types of acne are pimples, blackheads, cysts, and nodules.  Experience wise, almost everyone suffers a pimple outbreak in life, and most commonly, it occurs during puberty age at a time when the sebaceous glands are active. However, it can happen at any age, and though it is not dangerous, it can leave a scar. It is probably one of the adverse effects of acne. It is even scarier because a pimple disappears yet the emotional effects it brings still linger.  


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Everybody loves a bright skin so, below are several tips to get rid of acne. Say goodbye to pimples!

Tip 1. Keep Clean

Kids are being taught to wash their hands to keep them clean. In the same way, whether you have acne or not, it is vital to wash your face and body at least twice a day to remove dirt and impurities, extra oil from the surface of the skin, and dead skin cells. Avoid scrubbing the skin with a harsh cloth, coarse-textured sponge, and exfoliating gloves. Instead, gently wash your skin using your hands or very soft and delicate fabric. Moreover, avoid using harsh soaps that can irritate. A mild soap is always a recommendation for sensitive skin, especially for the face. Rinse thoroughly and use a clean towel to dry your face.


Tip 2. Apply Moisturizer

It is frequent to think that it needs to dry up the skin to cure acne but numerous skin care experts tell us that anybody who has acne needs to apply moisturizer. Both are correct. Most of the acne products hold ingredient that dries the skin, so it is a necessity to minimize skin peeling and dryness using a moisturizer. Find the label for one that is “non-comedogenic” that will not cause a further pimple. For people with naturally oily skin, moisturizers are still essential. Some moisturizers suit different skin types, dry or oily, or a combination of both.


Tip 3. Try Over-the-Counter Anti-acne Products

Over-the-counter anti-acne products do not need any prescription. Most of the acne products contain ingredients such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, lactic acid, and glycolic acid that dry the skin to heal acne and curb bacteria. Though it can cause peeling or drying, it is essential to apply a small amount at first and increase the amount later on as you use it continuously. The new OTC topical retinoid gel is another option to keep the acne from forming. It transforms the skin cells to make them less sticky.  


Tip 4. Use Makeup Sparingly

Several makeup artists say that makeup is used to enhance beauty. It is easy to believe when you have a radiant and bright skin facial canvass. However, for people who have not found the best acne treatment yet, makeup seems to be the cure. Unfortunately, it can cause acne and can make pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and inflammation worse. Similar to other non-cleansing products lather on the skin, the makeup can clog pores. Forehead, chin, and nose are some parts that are susceptible most especially if an excess of powders and concealers are applied. Hence, during the breakout, stop using powder, foundation, or blush on. If it is unavoidable, remove it by washing the face at the end of the day. Do not let the makeup stay up to evening in going to bed.It is necessary to pick cosmetics that are oil-free, no dyes or chemicals.


Tip 5. Keep hands off from your face

Hands get dirty and full of bacteria that can spread over the face when touching it. So it will help to stop touching the face because by doing so, you can spread the bacteria and irritate the inflamed facial skin. Also, never pop the pimples using the fingers because it may lead to infection and scars.


Tip 6. Stay out of the Sun

The ultraviolet rays from the sun increase the inflammation as well as the redness on the face that results in dark discoloration, called as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. As well, most of the acne medications can make the skin sensitive to sunlight. In this case, limit your time under the sun at about 10:00 in the morning to 2:00 in the afternoon. It will help to wear protective clothing like broad-brimmed hat, long-sleeved shirts, and pants. Apply a sunscreen 20 minutes before exposure to the sun. Check the “noncomedogenic” on the label to make sure that the sunscreen will not add to the pimples.


Tip 7. Put extra care on what you put on your hair.

Avoid using gels, fragrances, pomades, and oils on your hair because once these get on the face, these can block the pores of the skin and can irritate the skin. The oily hair adds to the oily face, so it is essential to wash your hair.  As much as possible use a mild shampoo and conditioner.


Tip 8. Feed the Skin

Feeding the skin with health benefits is essential. Experts agree that healthy food makes healthy skin, and healthy skin is clear and acne free. It will help to avoid greasy food especially junk food. Eating fruits and vegetables is beneficial. Note that dairy products and the food abundant processed sugar may trigger acne.


Tip 9. Get Away from Stress

Several studies revealed that the severity of acne is always linked to increased stress. It is undeniable that your body functions become upset when you have stressed that triggers acne. Stress cannot cause pimples. However, it can aggravate the acne problem by releasing neuropeptides, inflammatory chemicals.Though scientist is still searching how stress can worsen acne, they know that the cells that produce sebum contain receptors for stress hormones. The sebum is an oily substance that combines with bacteria and dead skin cells that clog the hair follicles causing acne. During the time of stress, the sebum somehow gets unregulated. The more oil becomes that clog the hair follicles allowing more and more acne to form. Hence, as much as possible get away from stress.


Tip 10. Exercise Daily

Regular Exercise is good for the body as well as to the skin. Exercise boosts the blood circulation that promotes sweating which helps the body get rid of toxins and pushes the impurities out of pores. This process lessens acne and stress-related wrinkles.  It results in a brighter and brighter skin.

Tip 11. Get Med

It is advisable for acne condition to have a consultation with trusted physicians. They are professionals who know more about the occurrence of acne and the ways to take to remove or cure acne especially when the condition gets severe. Get Med!

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