Acne and the scarring it may cause, is often unsightly and embarrassing for people of any age. There are several contributing factors to blemishes, and you can get clearer skin by making a few changes. Read this article for tips on how to get rid of acne and be proud of your skin!
Eating healthy is a good way to prevent acne. Meanwhile, it hasn’t been scientifically proven that eating a lot of chocolate or oily food, can increase your chance of acne. To make sure you have a clear and healthy complexion, try to eat less oily and fatty foods. Drinking less coffee and drinks with caffeine, is another way to reduce your chance of acne development.
Try to avoid touching your face throughout the day. Many times we put our hands or fingers on our face without even thinking about it. Our hands have bacteria on them that we pick up from various surfaces. That bacteria then gets in to our pores and creates the pimples that make up acne.
Don’t pop those zits! It can be very tempting to squeeze and pop a pimple that is glaring at you in the mirror, but doing so can force the puss deeper into the pore and cause infections and inflammation. Instead, opt for topical treatments and cold compresses.
Despite your best efforts, everyone will eventually get some kind of a pimple. Instead of popping it (this spreads the germs and oils in the pimple around) try putting toothpaste on it. The toothpaste acts to absorb the excess oil and will shrink the pimple as it dries. This will heal it much faster and without the nasty bump!
If you must shave during an acne breakout, consider using a standard blade and not using an electric razor. Try to shave with the direction of hair growth, not against it. Shaving can irritate acne prone skin and lead to scarring, so be very gentle with your skin while shaving.
If you have a tendency to suffer from acne breakouts, it is important to avoid extended exposure to sunlight. This includes exposure to sunlamps and tanning booths. Even though it is true that a small amount of sun exposure may initially help your acne, it is only a temporary benefit. In the short term, your acne might be a bit less noticeable, but that is only because you skin has been reddened by the sun, so your acne blends in better to your skin tone. Extended exposure to the sun’s rays will dry out your skin which will cause your sebaceous glands to produce even more oil.
There are some effective home remedies you can apply to your skin to treat your acne. One effective holistic treatment is garlic. Simply apply a clove of fresh garlic on and also around your blemishes. By applying this regularly, your acne will vanish and leave no marks on your skin’s surface.
Acne is often caused by stress, unhealthy diet, smoking, and other unhealthy choices. If you learn how to cut back on stress and take care of yourself, you can eliminate your acne! Remember the tips in this article to get clear, beautiful skin that you would love to show off.