26 Aug 2018

10 Ways to Get Rid of Your Acne

  1. Do not pick your acne. Picking causes the bacteria to spread to other parts of your face and increases the chances of scarring. If you wear tight sweatbands and tight caps, these can produce the same effects.

  2. Use an OTC (over-the-counter) product that that contains benzoyl peroxide a few times a day. The benzoyl peroxide helps unplug dead skin cells, fight bacteria, and unplug your pores of oil and dirt. Start with a low dose first, no more than 3% benzoyl peroxide and work your way up if needed.

  3. Do not just use acne medication to spot-treat. Apply the remedy over the whole area that is prone to getting acne while avoiding the eyes and the lips.

  4. Go easy when you’re washing your face. If you are cleaning your face too aggressively, you can dry out and irritate your skin.

  5. Wash your face correctly twice a day with soap or a nonsoap cleaner that is best for your skin. Look for words such as oily, healthy skin, dry skin, or combination to choose which cleanser is best for you to use.

  1. Exfoliating the wrong way can lead to more acne and irritation. Do not use anything that is rough on your delicate skin. For acne on other parts of your body, you can use a gentle benzoyl peroxide containing scrub.

  2. Do not use a lot of products that contain a lot of oil. Hair sprays and cleansers that contain oil will clog up the pores on your face. When your pores close up this dirt and oil is left under them to cause acne.

  3. When using makeup chose those that are water-based because they are less likely to clog up your pores and it is easy to remove.

  4. Avoid getting facials; if you are putting the wrong products on your face, you are causing more harm than good. If you want to use facials contact your doctor for facials that would be good for your type of skin.

  5. The most important is to pay attention to the things that you are eating. Chocolate and greasy foods have not been proven to cause acne. If you notice after eating different types of foods that your acne worsens, then try to avoid those foods