Acne can be defined as mild or serious, depending on the condition of your skin. There is no easy way or simple cure to rid yourself of acne. Getting rid of acne requires attention and time commitment. The article below will shed some light on simple tips that can work for you.
If you have a breakout, resist the urge to scratch or “pop” any pimples. This could cause an infection, scaring, or maybe even both. Try over-the-counter medications, creams, and astringents first. If your acne worsens, consider making an appointment with a dermatologist who can suggest something more effective.
Exfoliation is key to avoiding acne. Skin cells die naturally, but when they are not cleaned off of your face properly through exfoliation, they can lead to a buildup of oil and clog your pores, which leads to a breakout of acne. Use a face wash or scrubbing tool, that will properly exfoliate your skin.
A strict washing regimen should be established to help keep acne away. Set aside times everyday to wash your face with the appropriate cleansers. This will help keep the dirt and bacteria from clogging your pores and causing acne. Don’t over-wash which can stimulate the oil making glands causing more oil to be produced.
If you need to reduce a large, red pimple, try using a cold compress or even an ice cube wrapped in a cloth. Applying the cold compress just before bed can cause reduced redness in the morning, because the cold will reduce the blood flow to the blemish and the swelling will decrease.
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.
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.
Tretinoin, a topical retinoid, is a popular medication used to treat comedonal acne, blackheads and whiteheads. It is the acid form of vitamin A and works by increasing skin cell turnover and clearing blocked pores. The medication is available in cream or gel from under the following brand names: Stieva-A, Aberela, Atralin, Airol, Retin-A, Avita, Refissa and Renova.
Changing over to all-natural skin care products can make a big impact on acne problems. Many skin care products contain chemicals that can just exacerbate your skin issues. This causes blocked pores and more acne. Using the natural products will aid the skin in its healing because of the antibacterial properties they contain.
This article may have helped you in some ways and left you filled with questions in others. Take some of the ideas or tips that you felt were helpful and research them further. Outline ideas to form your own acne skin care regimen. The faster you start, the closer you are to clearing your skin.