Best Ways to Treat acne
1. Improper Make-up Removal
Improper removal of makeup and leaving on makeup all night can also cause acne. For healthy and glowing skin, it is recommended to remove makeup before going to bed properly. Adopt a night-time skincare routine. If you wear foundation and other make-up products during the day, remove your makeup, wash and cleanse your face at night. Then apply toner, and moisturize.
Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin from your body, either chemically or physically. It sounds gross, and maybe a little harsh, but it’s quite easy. Just be sure not to overdo it.
Physical exfoliation comes in the form of microbeads, or any physically abrasive substance used to physically scrub dead skin away. This is not recommended for the face, as the skin is quite delicate and it can do more harm than good. Physical exfoliation is best used on the body, where the skin is a little tougher.
The second kind of exfoliation, chemical exfoliation, uses chemicals that dissolve dead skin and bacteria for you. It’s not as scary as it sounds. If you’ve never used a chemical exfoliant before, try using a solution with a low concentration and start applying it only once a week and very slowly working your way up.
Exfoliation cleans out your pores and removes excess oil, debris, and dirt, which are things that contribute to acne. Giving your skin that extra boost of cleanliness can work wonders if done right. Remember that everyone’s skin is different, and you may need to try many different kinds of exfoliants before you find one that works for you.
3. Understanding Your Skin
Acne-prone skin tends to form comedones and blemishes. When bacteria, glandular oils, pieces of broken skin cells, and dust particles are trapped in skin pores, they form comedones that often cause pimples and acne. To treat acne, it is vital to recognize which of these particles are causing acne and then avoid their contact with the skin.
4. Skincare Routine
The simplest skincare routine you can follow every day for getting rid of acne is to cleanse, treat, and moisturize. Cleansing and moisturizing are easy well, what does treat your skin mean? Well, treat your skin is the little extra your skin needs.
If you have acne, your skin needs a little help. Find products that may help lighten the spots and reduce inflammation and redness.
5. Wash your sheets
A common cause of acne that not many people know about is dirty sheets. Think about it — dirt and oil from your hair and skin transfers onto your bedsheets and pillowcases every night, and if they’re not cleaned, they can fester and create a breeding ground for bacteria, which then creates acne on your face and body.
It is recommended that you wash your sheets at least once a week to see results on your skin.
6. OTC Treatments
Many over-the-counter medicines reduce open and clogged pores, as well as soothe and exfoliate the skin. The best exfoliating chemical is salicylic acid that is nowadays present in many skin care products that we use. Benzoyl peroxide and Alpha Hydroxy Acids help smoothen skin and reduce inflammation. Look for these in the ingredients of the skincare products you use.
Night serums containing Alpha Lipoic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid also work at night by seeping into the skin. They fill in acne scars, reduce redness, and act on visible spots and acne.
7. Fight fire with fire
If you have oily skin, it might be because your skin is actually dry.
Now, that seems counterintuitive at first. But it makes a lot of sense.
Just like over-washing your hair, using harsh products on your skin can dry it out and force excess oil production. That excess oil production then results in, of course, acne. If your skin feels dry and tight once you’ve washed it, and then super greasy about thirty minutes later, this is probably the case for you.
Try using gentler cleansers made for sensitive skin, and maybe giving your skin a bit of a break if you’re using any exfoliants or other active ingredients.
Make sure that you’re using a moisturizer that works well with your skin. Your skin should feel fresh, clean, and supple once you’ve applied moisturizer. If it feels greasy, look for a lighter moisturizer. If it still feels tight and dry, maybe go for a moisturizer that’s a bit on the richer side.
8. Double cleanse
If you wear makeup, it might be a good idea to look into double cleansing.
Many face washes don’t get all the grease and dirt off of your face in one go. If you’re wearing makeup, they may be only removing the makeup and none of the acne-causing oils and free radicals that cause acne.
Double cleansing involves first washing your face with an oil-based cleanser. It may not sound like a good idea to be putting more oil on your face, but oil dissolves oil, and when followed up with a decent cleanser, it can rid you of stubborn gunk and sebaceous filaments. Just ensure that you’re only double cleansing prior to wearing makeup and using a cleanser strong enough to wash away all that oil.
9. Use Skin Serums
There is a huge demand for skincare serums because they are so good for the skin. The vitamin C and hyaluronic acids can help lighten the spots and give you an even skin tone. They also help decrease acne spots giving you overall healthier skin.
There is a huge variety of serums in the market that can help you get rid of acne or at least start getting rid of acne and spots. Find the right one for your skin type and wear it every night before going to bed. There are almost no permanent side effects of using skin serums, some temporary side effects include itching, redness, and tingling sensation.
10. Home Remedies
There are several home remedies to treat acne. To clean your skin and avoid clogged pores, wash your face with a gentle exfoliating face wash at least twice a day. Use lukewarm water because it can help deep clean the pores. After washing; apply aloe vera gel, rose water, or an ice cube to close the pores. Then moisturize.
Originally published here: Best Ways to Treat acne.