Basic Methods of Fighting Acne

Having acne is not something most people enjoy. Having a giant zit embarrasses most people. Acne, zits and breakouts are all things we hope to leave behind once we are all grown up and finished with puberty. The truth is that, if you don’t take care of your skin, acne is something that can follow you all the way through your adult years. Whether or not you want to believe it, the fact is that there are adults well into their thirties, forties and even later who experience acne so severe it rivals that of teenage acne. Here are some things you can do to stay acne free. This article will teach you how to combat acne and breakouts.

Be gentle when you wash your face! Don’t try to scrub it clean! Scrubbing can leave your face open for pore clogging agents. Sure it will feel super clean for a while but you could accidentally do some serious harm to the very sensitive (and easily injured) skin on your face! Giving yourself scrubbing scars can be very embarrassing! A gentle but firm touch is best when you are washing your face. Don’t fret–you can do it! After you wash your face take a look at it–if it is bright red then you used too much pressure. The goal is to have a flush, but that flush should not be beet red. You want to have a healthy glow but stop short of looking like a red light bulb.

Your hands should not touch your face if you can help it. Have you ever thought about how often you touch your face each day? Letting your face rest in your hands is just one way to clog your pores. Take a minute to think about this. Whenever you touch something and then, later, touch your face, it is sort of like rubbing that object into your pores. If you make a habit of resting your face on your hands then the oil that is on your hands is going straight into the pores on your face. This is one of the best ways for flu germs to travel–a sick person uses an object and then puts it down, leaving some germs behind so that when you then use the same object the germs are transferred to your hands and then later to your face when you touch your face with your hands! This is why you should try not touch your face with your hands.

If you are a habitual face toucher at least make sure that you keep your hands clean. Keep those hands clean by washing them throughout the day!

What about the natural products that are already in your kitchen and bathroom that could help you combat those zits? Did you know that toothpaste might be able to cure pimples? An overnight spot treatment of toothpaste on a zit might cure it. The zit should be much smaller in the morning (do not try this if you have pets who might try to lick the toothpaste off of your face while you sleep, doing so could make them sick). Egg whites, when used as facial cleansers can do wonders for your acne. The best way to treat acne with egg whites is to use a q-tip to dab some of your mixture directly onto your pimples, though you could also use the egg whites to make a mask.

There are lots of options for treating acne. One person might need a stronger cleanser while another does fine with natural options. Still others insist that a simple balanced diet and getting enough exercise should be enough to keep the acne away. It might take some time before you find the remedy that works best for you. It shouldn’t take too long before you discover the acne remedy that works best for you. Don’t give up and soon you will have clean and clear skin!

About the author: Jesse Edwards