Acne is so common in teenagers that many people consider having a pimple a rite of passage. However, acne is not only a teenage thing. If you aren’t doing everything you can to treat it, acne can spread, grow and stay with you for life. Don’t fall victim to acne; use these tips to treat it.
Azelaic acid is a good alternative to benzoyl peroxide for the treatment of acne. Azelaic acid is available in cream or gel form and works by getting rid of dead skin cells and killing the bacteria on the skin that causes acne. The cream or gel should be applied twice a day and significant results may take a couple of weeks to be noticeable.
During the summer, you want to protect your skin from the sun as well as breakouts. To do this successfully, make sure to browse the sunscreen aisle for “oil-free” products. It should say this clearly on the label. A product that says “sheer touch” does not necessarily mean it does not contain oil. Sunscreens that do not have oil will be less likely to cause breakouts.
Consider a moisturizer treatment gel that is designed to moisturize the skin as well as clear acne. There are many moisturizers specifically created to deal with acne. Be careful with products that exfoliate though, because this can actually damage the skin. Find one that is designed to soothe acne symptoms while moisturizing.
A really good tip to avoid getting acne is trying not to touch your face as much. Our hands are very oily and we tend to touch our face way more than we think we do. The more you touch your face, the more likely it is that you’ll get acne.
Add some probiotics and prebiotics to your diet with yogurts and supplements if you are taking antibiotics. Antibiotics destroy both the good and bad bacteria in your system which causes you to not be able to absorb important nutrients that will help fight off your acne issues. Adding pro and prebiotics to your diet will help replenish the good bacteria your body needs.
When you exercise, make sure to take a shower or bath, as soon as possible afterwards, to remove the sweat and oils that are produced. If you can, avoid wearing hats or helmets during a workout as that will cause you to sweat more, which can cause a flare up of your acne.
If you wear glasses or sunglasses you should wash them frequency if your skin is susceptible to acne. The frames on glasses can spread oil around the face and collect bacteria. The oil can then block pores on the skin and bacteria can enter the pores and causes pimples, whiteheads, blackheads and cysts.
If acne was something that just popped up and then disappeared, it wouldn’t be that worrisome. But it’s something that can stay with you for a long time and even scar you permanently if it gets too bad. What you’ve read above with these acne-tips will help you to beat acne, so be sure to use them today.