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4 Acne Treatment Tips
Acne is a curse that plagues many people from children to adults. It can be devastating and embarrassing. The good news is that acne can be minimized and even cured. Many people do not know how to take care of their acne. They may pick and scratch at their face causing the acne to become even worse. This is a common temptation which creates an even greater need for information on acne treatments.
There are numerous acne treatments available from inexpensive Benzyl peroxide wipes you can purchase at the drug store to costly prescription medication such as Acutane. You can try your hand at a variety of treatments and find out which acne treatment works best for your skin. However, no matter what acne treatment you choose you should engage in the following four tips to ensure that you minimize your potential for acne breakouts.
Acne Treatment Tip #1: If you have acne then you may have oily skin or at least patches of oily skin. It is tempting to want to dry out your oily skin to prevent pimples. However, if your skin is too dry then it can actually cause more acne. Why does this occur? Well, dry skin produces dead skin flakes. These dead skin flakes combine with sebum in your pores. This combination is the main cause of plugged up pores thus leading to more pimples. Therefore, you need to find a good balance between oily and dry skin. So avoid regular soap as it will dry your skin out like the desert. Find cleanser that is especially geared towards your face.
Use topical salicylic acid to keep your skin healthy and avoid clogging of pores. Complete this process twice a day.
Acne Treatment Tip #2: Do not touch, pick, and scratch your face. It can be tempting to try to squeeze a pimple when it first forms. This is not a good idea, especially when the pimple is simply red and has not formed a whitehead. You canít properly get rid of the pimple yourself. You have to be patient and let the pimple work through its cycle without touching it. If you touch it, you will cause more acne to form and leave scars.
Acne Treatment Tip #3: Let the white head stay no matter how gross it looks. The white head is the result of blood and white corpuscles that are trying to heal the blocked pore. Let your body do its own work and donít be tempted to pop the zit as unsightly as it seems. This is the point when topical acne treatment medication can do the best job so let the acne medication seep in and help clear up the pimple. You can use topical Glycolic acid to remove the plug.
Acne Treatment Tip #4: Maintain healthy skin. Make sure that you use oil-free moisturizer. Also stay out of the sun if possible. While the sun sometimes appears to help acne, it is only temporary because the sun breaks down the skin cells causing dead skin cells to slough off and combine with the sebum. Therefore, make sure to wear sun block that contains at least SPF 15 or higher.
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