It’s pretty common to deal with acne and nobody likes it. We all want that perfect skin that we used to have when we are little. Sometimes it’s not easy to afford the expensive facials we read about in magazines. This is why I put together 5 effective tips to help clear up your acne from home!
1. Please avoid squeezing or popping your pimples, and stop touching your face!. The more you touch or squeeze the puss out of your acne, the more sebum your skin will produce. It will take more time for your pimples and blackheads to clear up because of the inflammation and irritation that can possibly occur.
2. Wash your face thoroughly (about 60 seconds) at least two times a day. Proper facial hygiene is the best way to be proactive. Use facial soaps that do not contain oil or soaps that are not acidic. If you also notice back acne, I highly recommend trying this foaming wash in the shower. It can be used on the face, chest, and back.
3. Don’t forget to moisturize after washing your face with a sulfur-based soap that is designed specifically for acne-prone skin. Washing can strip your skin of natural lipids, so put a moisturizer that suits your skin type (sensitive, normal, dry, oily, or combination) so that your body will not produce extra oil that may cause your skin to be more susceptible to breakouts.
Use creams that have benzoyl peroxide as an active ingredient. But keep in mind that even these anti-acne products can still cause your skin to dry even though they help in healing your acne so you still need to use moisturizers. The stronger the medicine is, the higher percentage of benzoyl peroxide it contains. Some users testify that using creams with benzoyl peroxide is one of the best solutions on how to clear up acne.
4. Do your research! Don’t buy the first product you see on the shelf. Talk to your doctor, or friend, or mom about specific products. See what products are out there and what each product is meant to do.
5. Wash your face after a sweat session. It’s no secret that sweat clogs pores, so keep wipes or a spray with you when you know you are going to be sweating.
When all things fail, consult your trusted dermatologist that would give you advice and medicines on how to clear up acne and treat your specific skin condition.
Always keep in mind that even though these tips worked for some, it does not necessarily mean that it might work for you too. Whichever solution is best for you, keep it as a part of your daily routine. No matter what technique you choose on how to clear up acne, you need to remember that your acne problems will never be solved overnight.