When you are a teenager, dealing with acne is just part of life. Part of what helps us deal with acne as teenagers is knowing that everyone else in our age group is going through the same problems. Grownups are not supposed to get acne. Even random and small breakouts can freak us out when we are grown up because we thought we were over all of that nonsense! Finding a few zits or pimples in the morning can be enough to send a fully grown adult into a childhood regression. Adult acne is often very painful, which is another reason so many adults dread breaking out. Use these tips to help you fight your acne whether you are still in high school or are all grown up.
Gently washing your face is the way to go. Do not scrub your face! Scrubbing can leave your face open for pore clogging agents. Putting too much pressure on your skin when you wash your face can injure the sensitive skin you are trying to keep clean and can leave it more damaged than anything else. Nobody wants to have scars from scrubbing. You need to have a firm but gentle touch when you wash your face. Don’t worry–it can be done! 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. Go for the glow, not the stoplight effect.
Keep a careful watch out for oil bases when you buy cosmetics and other beauty products. Even your facial cleanser might have oil in it! Oily pores are the reason you are taking steps to clean your face! While you are shopping be sure to check for oil before you buy any beauty products, cosmetics or cleansers. The easiest way to do this is to choose powder based beauty products instead of those with liquid bases. A facial cleanser should be light and feel more like lotion than soap, so stay away from super heavy liquids or cleansers that start out as solids. Practice your common sense and you’ll be fine!
When acne does appear, keep both of your hands off of it! Acne needs to be left alone to heal. You should always leave your acne alone so it will heal properly. It is all right to wash your face and treat your breakout with some acne fighting cleanser but never ever pop or pick at your zits. It is possible that, when left to heal naturally, acne can take a few days to complete the process. Which would you prefer to face? A spotty face for a day or two or a scarred face forever?
Who says that you need to have extensive or complicated facial care to get rid of breakouts? The best way to stay acne free is to simply keep your face clean. Go easy on your face so that you don’t damage the sensitive skin there! It is absolutely possible to prevent damage while still giving your face a good and thorough cleaning!