When you are a teenager, dealing with acne is just part of life. Yes it makes us look funny and can be really embarrassing, but we get through it because we know that everybody else is dealing with it too. Adults are not supposed to face the same severe acne that teenagers deal with. This is one of the reasons that finding those rogue pimples or having those sporadic breakouts can be so embarrassing. Finding a few zits or pimples in the morning can be enough to send a fully grown adult into a childhood regression. What makes adult breakouts worse is how painful they can be. Use these tips to help you fight your acne whether you are still in high school or are all grown up.
Take steps to ensure that your all of your bedding is clean. For some people, keeping their blankets and sheets and pillowcases clean is not a priority. If you suffer from acne problems, you cannot be one of these people. You will want to wash your linens, especially your pillowcases every few day or two. This will help you make sure that excess dirt and debris will have a harder time finding their way into your face while you sleep. Make sure you always wear clean clothes and pajamas. Even though it seems extreme, even pulling yesterday’s t-shirt down over your face could deposit enough debris in your pores to cause a breakout.
Keep an eye on how much oil is contained in your beauty products and makeup. Believe it or not sometimes even your facial cleanser has oil in it! The whole point of cleaning your face is to get the oil off of it and out of your pores. It is important to take a moment to make sure there isn’t any oil in any of the cleansers, cosmetics or other beauty products you think about buying. Instead of purchasing liquid or lotion-like cosmetics and beauty products, choose ones that use powder. Choose light cleansers instead of heavy cleansers that start out as solid bars or are almost syrupy in consistency. Be careful and use your common sense!
When you do experience a breakout or some acne, treat it but don’t pick it! Acne needs to be left alone to heal. If you do not leave your pimples alone they won’t heal correctly. Though should never ever play with, pick at or pop your pimples, it is okay to gently wash your breakout with some acne fighting cleansers. It is possible that, when left to heal naturally, acne can take a few days to complete the process. What would your rather have happen? A spotty face for a day or two or a scarred face forever?
There are lots of options for treating acne. Some people swear by harsher cleansers while others opt for natural remedies. Still others insist that a simple balanced diet and getting enough exercise should be enough to keep the acne away. It will take some trials and failures before you find success with your acne treatments. You will learn what works best for your skin and what is better left for others. Having great skin is attainable, you just have to keep working toward it and not give up.