There are so many things to worry about in life, the last thing you want to be concerned about is not having clear skin. If you suffer from acne you understand the embarrassment you can feel when your face breaks out. Every-one’s skin is different, so finding a treatment that works for you and your skin type is important.
Nobody enjoys getting a blackhead. They look terrible and, sometimes, just plain hurt. Resist the urge to scratch or pick at them. Instead, use astringents and keep the area clean with facial soap and water. You can also mix 1 tsp of baking soda with water. Apply this to your blackheads.
To help with acne, apply a dab of honey to your face, at least once a week as a mask. Honey is great for healing your blemishes and disinfecting skin, as it has antibacterial properties. Those with sensitive skin can also use honey, as it does not irritate most skin.
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.
To prevent breakouts, you should always try to use a makeup sponge when applying your foundation. Sponges are much cleaner than your fingers. You want to make sure that you use a brand new, clean sponge every time you apply your makeup to keep the bacteria from cross-contaminating.
Keep your face clean, especially if you have been exercising or spending time in the heat. Keep facial cleansing wipes with you if you are away from home. These wipes can clear any bacteria you may have on your face. However, you shouldn’t use the wipes in place of your daily cleanser, and if you do have to for some reason, return to your morning routine as soon as you can.
Choose Vitamin E if you are looking for a nutrient that can soften the scars from your acne and reduce the redness on your skin. Also, vitamin E is a great moisturizer to use on your face during the day. Try not to use too much of this, as it can clog your pores when used in excess, yielding more acne.
Putting your “best face forward” in life is important, and the last thing in the world you want to be worried about is embarrassing acne. With so many skin care options available it can be hard to choose which option is right for you. Hopefully this article will help guide you towards a treatment that is right for you and your skin type.