While acne is most common in teenagers, the condition can also affect adults well into their prime. Without proper treatment, the bumps and cysts can cause lifelong scarring and unattractive splotches on the skin. Fortunately, the advice in this selection of tips and tricks will lead to better, brighter skin on the face and body.
Use a honey mask on your face at least once a week. Honey is great for sensitive skin. Honey is also good for disinfecting skin and healing acne because it is antibacterial. You can make your mask using items you have around the house like olive oil, honey and egg yolk.
Getting enough exercise, surprisingly, helps combat acne. Exercise helps all the systems of the body, including the skin. Working up a sweat flushes the pores and helps prevent them from clogging. As long as exercise clothing does not chafe or irritate acne-prone skin, the benefits of exercise far outweigh the negatives.
Ensure you’re using a gentle, natural makeup remover so you don’t irritate skin and cause acne to flare up. Use a cotton pad and chemical-free makeup removal product, like milk or yogurt. These replenish your skin while removing your makeup, but make sure to clean them off totally so as not to feed the bacteria in your pores.
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 are fighting an acne battle, do not worry about your diet. While stories are wide-spread that certain foods contribute to acne problems, the rumors are not true. Chocolate and greasy foods and other rich fare have no effect on your skin’s susceptibility to acne. Just remember that the foods the get blamed for acne aren’t healthy anyway, so moderate your indulgence!
To ensure that the skin on your face is healthy and blemish free, make sure to wash your face after you wash your hair in the shower. As you wash your hair, residue and oils from the shampoo and hair run down your face, which can get in your pores and cause break-outs. By washing your face afterwards, you can reduce how much build-up gets left behind.
You can use salicylic acid to control your oily skin. This can dry up most of the oil so that it doesn’t have time to set and cause blemishes. Make sure that the kind you’re using is oil-free, otherwise you’ll be adding more oil to your face. Gently clean your face with the cleanser and then rinse with warm, not hot, water.
Moderate to severe acne can have a very damaging effect on one’s self-esteem. For this reason it is especially important to carefully follow the advice that you have just read in this article. Doing so will quickly produce noticeable improvements in the color, tone, and texture of the skin on your face and body.