Acne breakouts can negatively affect you, both physically and emotionally. You need to do a lot of your research so that you don’t burn, harm, or irritate your skin when trying to get rid of the affliction. There are some tips listed below to help you start treating your acne breakouts.
Your hormones can cause your acne. This can be especially true if you’re a teen. This is the body’s way of letting you know that it is going through constant chemical changes. Many teens do grow out of this phase once they are past puberty though. However, if you’re older, this can last for years and be caused by hormonal issues. It may be wise to seek a physician or dermatologist for advice.
If you absolutely must pop a pimple, do not use your fingers. Make sure the head of the pimple (white area) is exposed and never pop a pimple that does not have a head. Take a sewing needle or safety pin and sterilize it with an open flame, alcohol, or boiling water. Rub the pimple with alcohol to kill any germs on it. Then use the needle or pin to pierce the tip of the pimple head from the side and gently pull upward to lance the head. The pimple should drain and you can clean it afterwards with a clean tissue.
If you’re having acne problems, make sure you are not scrubbing your face too hard when washing. Since acne is caused by a build up of oils, not dirt and grime, you do not need to scrub your face. Rather, if you scrub your face all you do is irritate the skin and make problems worse.
Taking a high-dose vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) supplement everyday could reduce acne and improve the overall condition of your skin. Some studies suggest that vitamin B5 can regulate hormones and fatty acids. A build up of fatty acids in the body can cause sebum to be excreted through pores on the skin leading to acne, so by taking a supplement that regulates the levels of fatty acids in the body, acne outbreaks should be reduced.
If you have clogged pores, oily skin or blemish-prone facial skin, then you should exfoliate regularly. Exfoliation helps oily skin by sloughing off sebum, dead skin cells and other surface impurities. By keeping the pores unclogged, you are preventing buildups of debris and bacteria. This, in turn, helps to avoid inflammation or acne lesions.
Something very important to keep in mind about skin care is to not use too much makeup. It clogs the pores of your skin, making it more difficult for your skin to breathe, and exacerbates blackheads, whiteheads, and other inflammation. It is best to wear as little as you can.
Acne breakouts can be very troublesome, but with some work and some patience, you can beat it. It just takes research and asking your doctor what to do and how to treat it safely so you can have clearer skin. Do yourself a favor and try using the above tips to help get rid of your acne.