We all have acne at some point, the
right time to treat it is when it becomes annoying or when the possibility of
scarring develops. This can be when severe acne suddenly springs up, for mild
acne that just doesn’t go away, or even when a single pimple decides to appear
the week before the prom or the wedding.
Moderation and regularity are good
things, but not everyone can sleep eight hours, eat three healthy meals per day
and drink plenty of water a day. Probably, the most useful lifestyle changes
one can make is never having to pinch or tighten pimples. Playing or busting
pimples, no matter how careful and clean, almost always causes the bumps to
remain redder and more bumpy for longer. People often refer to redness as
“scars,” but fortunately, it is generally not permanent. It is only a
brand that takes months to fade if left completely alone.
Occasional visits to an esthetician
expert in the safe removal of blackheads during a facial treatment can be
Cleaning And Skin
Despite what can be read in popular fashion and style magazines, there is no magic product or regime that is suitable for every person and situation. Washing once or twice a day with a soft cleaning bar or liquid like Dove, Neutrogena, Basis, Purpose and Cetaphil are economical and popular will keep the skin clean and minimize sensitivity and irritation.
A variety of gentle scrubs, scrubs and masks can be used. These products may contain salicylic acid in a concentration that makes it a very mild peeling agent. These products remove the outer layer of the skin and, therefore, open the pores. Products that contain glycolic acids or alpha hydroxy are also gentle skin scrubs.
Antibacterial cleaners: The most popular ingredient in over-the-counter antibacterial cleaners is benzoyl peroxide. Antibacterial cleansers come in the form of gels, creams and lotions that are applied to the affected area. Active ingredients that kill surface bacteria include benzoyl peroxide, sulfur and resorcinol. Some brands promoted on the Internet and cable television are much more expensive than identical products and sometimes more powerful than one can buy at the pharmacy.
Benzoyl peroxide causes red and scaly skin irritation in a small number of people, which disappears as soon as one stops using the product. Keep in mind that benzoyl peroxide is a bleach, therefore, do not allow products containing benzoyl peroxide to come into contact with fabrics, leaving unsightly white patches on clothes, shirts, towels and colored carpets.
Reduce Excess Oil:
The oil glands cannot be prevented from producing oil. Even isotretinoin only slows the sebaceous glands for a while; resume normal activity later. It is possible to remove oil on the surface of the skin and reduce the appearance of shine. Use a mild astringent or toner to clean the oil. There are many brands available in pharmacies, as well as manufacturers of cosmetic lines.
Products that contain glycolic acid or one of the other alpha hydroxy acids are also useful for cleaning the skin by causing the skin’s superficial layer to peel. Masks containing sulfur and other ingredients extract facial oil. Antibacterial pads containing benzoyl peroxide have the additional benefit of helping to clean the oil.