If you suffer with acne-prone skin, then you have probably tried everything to rid yourself of the inflamed bumps and clogged pores. It can be a real downer when one quick fix after another fails. The good news is, there are some steps you can take to finally rid yourself of acne and get the clear skin you dream of.
Despite being a popular treatment for acne, avoid cleaning your face or spot treating your breakouts with isopropyl alcohol. It is an incredibly harsh cleanser for the already compromised skin. It dries the skin out, which causes it to overproduce oils to keep it moisturized. This then causes the breakouts or it aggravates the already existing breakouts.
Another home remedy for acne can be found in strawberries. Simply apply strawberry juice to the affected areas of the skin or create a paste composed of strawberry leaves and water, to apply to the skin. The healing property of the strawberry lies in the mineral alkaline, which is found in strawberries. It reduces the swelling that is caused by acne.
You can prevent acne by making sure that your cell phone is clean and disinfected. We all put our phones directly to our cheeks when we talk and we don’t want all that extra bacteria transferring from our cell phones to our faces. If not cleaned, this will cause instant pimples.
Don’t use multiple acne treatments at once. While it may be tempting to try as many acne creams and lotions as possible, if you use more than one at a time, you run the risk of damaging your skin. Certain acne creams contain very powerful ingredients that can be quite harsh on your skin, and in some cases, they could react with each other and cause irreparable damage.
Never touch your face, or pick at a pimple. In general, keep your hands away from your face as much as possible. Popping and picking at acne, can lead to damaging and permanent scars. Use clean wash cloths or sterile cotton balls, instead of your fingers, when applying cleanser.
If you ever pop a pimple, make sure that you put Neosporin on it as soon as possible. Neosporin helps aid the healing process and can accelerate a scab so that you do not scar as easily. Once the scab is formed, never pick at it, as this can impede the healing process.
One way to help prevent an acne breakout is to sleep on your back. If you prefer to sleep on your stomach, then your face is constantly in contact with the oils deposited there by your hair and face, so sleeping on your back is recommended. Also, you need to wash your pillow cases regularly to remove these oils as well.
Though clear skin may come easy for some, for others, attaining and maintaining a flawless complexion may take some extra work. Use the advice offered here to start working towards clearer, healthier skin. A beautiful complexion is possible, and there is hope for even the most severe cases of acne.