How To Banish Acne For Good!
If you were to make a list of the worst skin problems, then acne would be right up there battling for top spot. It’s an issue that affects most people, mainly during your teenage and early adult years. But, some people are unlucky enough to have acne later on in life as well.
Why is it so bad? Well, contrary to what some people say, it’s not just a case of having a breakout of spots. Everyone gets spots, but they come and go once in a while, leaving your skin how it used to be. With acne, you get mass breakouts that stay for a long time, change the texture of your skin, and can cause permanent scars as well.
As you can tell, it’s very important to try and banish this problem once and for all. That’s what this article will help you do as I explore the many different treatments and ideas you can use to get rid of acne - and also prevent it. Take a look at them all and see which ones are suitable for you.
Keep Your Skin Hydrated
Did you know that dry skin is probably the number one cause of acne breakouts? It’s true, and let me explain the science behind it for you. Everyone has pores within our skin that contain glands and loads of other things. Usually, bacteria can grow in these glands, and that’s what causes acne. However, our pores are made in such a way that most bacteria can seep out and then be washed off, preventing breakouts. Problems occur when your skin is very dry as it means you have dry flakes of skin blocking your pores. As a result, the bacteria has nowhere to go, and it stays in your pores and develops into acne.
So, if you keep your skin hydrated, you will help stop dry skin and prevent acne breakouts from starting. This is such a simple idea that so many people neglect as they don’t realize that dry skin is such an acne culprit!
Topical treatments basically mean you get something and apply it to part of your body. With regards to acne, this usually comes in the form of a cream or ointment that you put on your skin. Now, my main piece of advice is to always consult a doctor before getting any topical treatments. Never ever buy them online as you just don’t know if they’re good for you or not. Instead, get an appointment with your doctor, and they can prescribe you the right acne treatment - if you need it. Some common ones include retinoids - which help unclog your pores - and isotretinoin - which is used to combat acne scars.
The other reason you need to see a doctor is that they’ll tell you the side effects of each treatment and can refer you to a dermatologist. Here, you will be taught how to use each treatment and what you can do to combat the side effects. Topical treatments aren’t for everyone, but if you have severe acne that won’t budge, it’s one of the only things that will work.
You’ve probably heard of laser hair removal, but have you heard of laser acne treatment as well? These days, lasers can do a lot of cool things to help your skin, and one treatment can possibly solve your acne problem. As Dr. Bradley Bloom explains on his website, this particular treatment uses blue light lasers to essentially destroy bacteria within your oil gland, which usually causes acne. This can help get rid of inflammation and stop a breakout in its tracks. Plus, you could also use this as a preventative measure if you see early signs of acne.
In theory, it’s an effective idea, but it will be one of the more costly ones on this list. If you have the money and aren’t afraid of laser treatment, then put a pin in this and think about it as a solution to your acne woes.
Cleanse Your Skin Daily
This tip won’t always help get rid of acne when it’s already present, but it’s a good thing to do nonetheless, and it also prevents breakouts in the future. The idea is to use a skin cleanser at least once per day without fail. Typically, it’s best to do it once in the morning and then in the evening before you go to bed. Doing this will clean your skin of any dirt, grime, and bacteria that may be forming in your pores. You empty them out, so your skin remains fresh, and the conditions aren’t present for acne to grow.
One word of warning; don’t use a very abrasive cleanser twice per day, and certainly don’t exfoliate twice per day either. Ideally, you want a nice natural cleanser that helps clean your pores without harming your skin.
Keep Your Skin Oil-Free
We all have oils in our skin that serve to keep it nice and hydrated at all times. However, too much oil can have a real negative effect and clog up your pores. This leads to bacterial growth that causes acne! So, you should really focus on keeping your skin oil-free. What I mean is you shouldn’t use oil-based cleansers, make sure there’s no oil in your makeup, and avoid eating foods that are deep fried in oil. Things like fried chicken and chips may taste nice, but they make your skin oily when you eat them. On a similar note, stop touching your face with your hands as they can be very oily and transfer oil onto your face.
If you can keep your skin free from any excess oil, then you will start to see fewer breakouts and can work on getting rid of acne for good.
To sum up; there are different ways of getting rid of and preventing acne forever. It’s usually a good idea to try a combination of treatments as well as altering your skincare routine. The hardest part is getting rid of the acne, once that’s done it’s much easier to prevent it.