7 Quick Acne Tips

Coping with acne can be rough, there’s a lot of information out there on how to treat it and it can be overwhelming trying to sort it all out. Here’s a quick check list of do’s and don’ts that you can quickly refer to whenever you’re having an acne flare up.

Foods

Junkfood

Although there is no conclusive evidence that there’s a link between greasy and sugary Foods and acne, food allergies may activate acne in some people. Some people have noticed that alcohol may impact their likelihood of having a breakout, so it’s important to know how your diet effects your complexion. Eating a balanced diet is not only good for your general health but is also important  for health skin.

Ice

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To reduce inflammation and shrink the size of swollen pimples, try applying ice to the infected area for a minute or so. There’s no guarantee that it will reduce the inflammation enough to be noticeable but in some cases it’s been known to do the trick.

Wash

facewashing

On the surface, washing your face regularly may seem like a good idea. But the truth is washing your face “too much” can irritate your skin and make acne more problematic, especially if you’re prone to dry skin. Make sure to use cleansers that are mild, and wash with water that’s not too hot or you’ll risk over drying your skin. It’s a good idea to avoid using scrubs, and rough washcloths.  Gently washing with your hands will work just fine.

Squeeze

squeezing

Fight the temptation to squeeze pick at or pop your pimples. Doing so can lead to infection, and in most cases leave visible scars and marks. We recommend going to a esthetician or dermatologist instead.

Clean

Cleaning

Avoid touching your face, and always be sure to wash your pillowcase, and clean the surface of your phone.  Bacteria, dirt and other “baddies” can be found on them and if they come in contact with your skin, they can worsen your acne.

Hair

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Be conscious of the products that you put in your hair. Oils, pomades and gels can clog pores and break you out. If possible keep oily hair from touching your face and forehead. Make sure to wash any hats or head wear that might have remnants of oily hair products.

Paste

paste

Contrary to popular belief, applying toothpaste to your pimples is not a good idea. Although there might be ingredients that can aid in drying out a pimple, your more likely to make it worst, especially if you have sensitive skin.

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2 thoughts on “7 Quick Acne Tips

  1. Frank says:

    I believe the cause of my acne breakouts is hormonal. I have been on birth Control pills since I was 15 just to balance my hormones. I didn”t have acne until I was 19 and that was treated by a number of prescribed gels/creams that helped well. I”m off the birth control now, and my face, neck and chest are filled with hormonal acne again. I need help finding a solution to apply on my skin, since the solution I used was prescribed by my doctor in Europe.

  2. anne says:

    With my experience with acne for over 5 years I came to understand the cause is always the hormonal imbalance in the body. Things like food only aggravates the acne.

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