Effective Ways on How to Get rid of Acne
Effective Ways on How to Get rid of Acne
Pimples, blackheads and whiteheads are just some of the common skin problems that all humans, especially during adolescents have and it’s very frustrating! Unfortunately, even older people have this problem. Luckily, there are various ways on how you can rid of this stubborn pimples and say hello to a more flawless skin.
What cause pimples?
Pimples develop when sebaceous glands, or oil glands, become clogged and infected, leading to swollen, red lesions filled with pus. Also known as spots or zits, pimples are a part of acne. They are most likely to occur around puberty, but they can happen at any age.
To help prevent pimples, it's important to remove excess oil, dirt, and sweat daily. Washing your face more than twice a day may make acne worse, however. Don't wash your face with harsh cleansers that dry skin. Use an alcohol-free cleanser.
Ways on how to get rid of it:
- Hands off.
All dermatologists agree that you should never, ever pick at your pimple. Touching your face with your bare hands might make your pimples worst because of the germs that can spread on your face.
- Find a home remedy that is suited for your skin type
- Tea Tree Oil - Tea tree oil's anti-inflammatory properties mean that it can also reduce the swelling and redness of pimples.
- Jojoba oil - The waxy substances in jojoba oil may help to repair damaged skin, which means it may also help speed up wound healing, including acne lesions.
- Aloe Vera - Aloe Vera is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, meaning it may reduce the appearance of acne and prevent acne breakouts. Aloe Vera contains lots of water and is an excellent moisturizer, so it is especially suitable for people who get dry skin from other anti-acne products.
- Honey - Honey has been used to treat skin conditions, such as acne, for thousands of years. It contains many antioxidants that can help to clear waste and debris from clogged pores.
- Try over the counter products
- Choose the right cleanser - Many regular soaps have an acidity thus making the problem worst. You need to find the right cleanser that suits your skin type. Example: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser, Biore Cleanser Deep Pore Charcoal
- Use products with Benzoyl peroxide. This ingredient kills the bacteria that cause acne, helps remove excess oil from the skin and removes dead skin cells, which can clog pores. OTC benzoyl peroxide products are available in strengths from 2.5 to 10 percent. Example: Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser, PanOxyl
- Products with Salicylic acid. This ingredient helps prevent pores from becoming plugged. OTC salicylic acid products are available in strengths from 0.5 to 5 percent. Example: Paula’s Choice -Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Salicylic Acid Exfoliant, Mario Badescu Anti-Acne Serum
Skin care tips when using acne products
Acne products are just one step in your skin care routine. When using acne products:
- Wash problem areas twice daily. Use a gentle nonsoap cleanser and don't overdo it. Excessive washing and scrubbing can worsen acne. Scrubs that dissolve during washing are the least abrasive. Scrubs with ground fruit pits and aluminum oxide tend to be more abrasive.
- Try cleansing cloths or towelettes. These are gentle alternatives to cleansers and washes. Cloths with an open weave are good for dry, sensitive skin. Cloths with a tighter weave are better at removing dead skin cells.
- Consider pore-clearing adhesive pads. These products (Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips, others) are intended to remove dirt, oil and plugs from pores. You apply the strip to wet skin, let it dry and then peel it off. Further study is needed to prove their use in treating and preventing acne. Don't use them more than once every three days.
- Don't use too much. Apply just enough acne product to cover the problem areas and apply it just after cleansing the skin. Some cloths and towelettes come with benzoyl peroxide and other active ingredients in them, so you don't need to apply more product with these active ingredients after cleansing.
- Use an oil-free, water-based moisturizer. This helps alleviate dry, peeling skin.
- Avoid oily cosmetics, sunscreens and hair products. Use products labeled water-based or noncomedogenic.
- Don't pick or squeeze blemishes. Infection or scarring may result.
- Watch what touches your face. Keep your hair clean and off your face. Also avoid resting your hand or phone against the side of your face.
If your acne doesn't improve after two or three months of home treatment, consider seeing your doctor or a skin specialist (dermatologist) for a prescription lotion or medication.