Acne is formed when dead skin cells, oils, and bacteria get trapped in the lining of your hair follicles. While it's best known as a teenage condition, adults can deal with acne too. Getting rid of it is always the primary goal, and it can be accomplished if you use diligence and follow a few steps.
If you suffer from serious acne, try taking a zinc supplement or a daily vitamin containing zinc. A zinc supplement should be taken about two or three times a day in small doses. Zinc is a mineral that can help your body reduce the number of acne breakouts you suffer.
To help combat acne, add chromium to your diet. You can take a chromium supplement once a day. This will cause your pimples to heal quickly, and keep acne at bay. Chromium, which is popular in weight loss diets, is also effective for healing infections you may have on your skin.
Avoid acne by exercising more. It may seem hard to believe, but you can get clearer skin by working out every week. keyword 1 increases your blood flow, especially in your skin, and this helps it to quickly repair itself. It also helps your organs so that they can eliminate toxins quicker.
If you absolutely must pop a pimple, do not use your fingers. Make sure the head of the pimple (white area) is exposed and never pop a pimple that does not have a head. Take a sewing needle or safety pin and sterilize it with an open flame, alcohol, or boiling water. Rub the pimple with alcohol to kill any germs on it. Then use the needle or pin to pierce the tip of the pimple head from the side and gently pull upward to lance the head. The pimple should drain and you can clean it afterwards with a clean tissue.
Try using witch hazel on your acne. Witch hazel is great at drawing out infection. It works well on acne as well. Just pour a little on a cotton ball and dab any area that is afflicted with acne. Feel free to repeat the process once a day or so.
To prevent acne, avoid touching your face with your hands during the day. Hands are rarely sterile so every time you touch your face with them you are transferring dirt and bacteria onto your skin. This dirt can then block pores and the bacteria can infect the clogged pores causing acne outbreaks.
Sometimes acne can be severe and you need to seek treatment from a licensed Dermatologist. Your Dermatologist can prescribe medications, skin care products, and surgery which would not be available over the counter. Seeking treatment sooner, rather than later, can allow for the most effective cure.
In this article we have outlined some important steps for fighting your battle against acne. They will help you to dry up excess oil, kill bacteria, and exfoliate dead skin cells too. Whether you are a teenage or an adult, follow these steps and you are likely to see success in the form of a clean, clear, and glowing complexion.