When you are a teenager, dealing with acne is just part of life. It is inconvenient and can make us embarrassed but we can take comfort in knowing that everyone else at school is dealing with the same thing. When we grow up we try to convince ourselves that our years of breakouts are over. This is the main reason that adults do not deal well with the occasional zit or pimple and they get so embarrassed by the random breakout. Waking up to find some spots or bumps sends us right back into our teenage angst. Worse, as an adult a lot of these spots and bumps can be very painful. No matter what number your age starts with, use these hints to help you deal with your next breakout.
Be gentle when you wash your face! Don’t try to scrub it clean! Acne has an easier time settling into a face that has recently been scrubbed! 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. Giving yourself scrubbing scars can be very embarrassing! This is why it is important that you take are to wash firmly but gently. Don’t stress out, this is something everyone can learn! Just remember: if your face is bright red after you’re done washing it, that is a bad sign. Looking a little flushed is okay, but bright red is not. You want to have a healthy glow but stop short of looking like a red light bulb.
Benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can be incredibly helpful to adults whose acne is severe. A cleanser that contains these ingredients is stronger than its competition and was created specifically to combat severe acne problems. It is important that you only use these cleansers when you’ve proven that gentler methods do not work because if you use these harsh cleansers on sensitive skin you could do more harm than good. People who suffer from really bad breakouts on a regular basis will find products with these ingredients extremely helpful-they could be just the ticket to cleaner and clearer skin!
Wash your face at least two times every day. Things can deposit themselves onto our faces even while we sleep. It is not hard to put together a skin cleansing ritual for the morning and another for the evening. During the day your pores get heavily clogged by environmental agents, so your evening routine will be more extensive while your morning routine need consist of little more than a quick washing. You’ll send that acne packing!
You have plenty of options available for cleaning your skin and fighting acne. A twice a day face washing might be all you need. Others use heavy handed oil and acne zappers. Still others prefer to fight acne with natural products, diet and exercise. Your acne cure will be specific to you and your skin so don’t be afraid to try new things. The idea behind acne fighting is to try each acne fighting method for a while before moving on.
No acne fighting method will work overnight–you need to give each method you try at least a few weeks to start having an effect on your skin before moving on to the next solution.