Basic Acne Fighting Methods

Acne is not something that anybody looks forward to experiencing. Sporting a pimple makes most of us embarrassed. Most people see acne is something that they should grow out of after 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. Some adults are so acne prone that they perpetually look like teenagers who have just hit puberty and do not know how to clean their faces properly. Here are some tips to help you keep most zits and breakouts from happening. Read on to find out how to make your breakouts more manageable!

Gently washing your face is the way to go. Do not scrub your face! Scrubbing can leave your face open for pore clogging agents. Yes your face might feel extra clean right after you finish scrubbing but it won’t take long for it to feel painful because the skin on your face is very easily damaged! You could even scar your face if you scrub it too hard! A gentle but firm touch is best when you are washing your face. Don’t fret–you can do it! You do not want your face to be bright red after you wash it. You want it to be flushed but not bright red! Go for the glow, not the stoplight effect. Make an appointment with a dermatologist. Some adults are cursed with acne that does not respond to “regular” cleansers and treatments. If nothing in the store is doing the trick, then you might need a qualified professional to help you treat your acne and breakouts. A dermatologist will be able to give you prescription strength acne fighting products. He or she might even discover that your acne is caused by something other than pores that have gotten clogged. Acne is not always caused by clogged pores–sometimes breakouts are the result of your genes or other health problems you might be facing. Your dermatologist will give you an exam to help figure out the exact cause of your acne and how to properly fight against it.

Take care to protect your skin against the sun’s rays. Lathering on a heavy layer of sunscreen might not seem like a good idea if you are concentrating on keeping your pores unclogged. Today there are plenty of oil free sunscreens available.

Happily, you are no longer forced to choose between super oily sunscreens when you want to protect your skin. Instead of forcing yourself to choose between heavy lotions, now you can choose light lotions or sprays to protect your skin. You’ll also be happy to learn that most of the lotion and makeup you own already contains sun fighting agents. Don’t believe it when you hear people say that tanning prevents acne–it only increases your risk for skin cancer!

Keeping acne away does not have to involve expensive or complicated facial care routines. Getting rid of acne is as simple as keeping your face clean. Remember, though, that your face is sensitive so be gentle with it! It is possible to give your face a thorough cleaning without stripping away the skin on your face!