Acne Do’s and Don’ts
by Kathy Gámez
Whether you have severe acne or just a few pimples, this post will help you prevent blemishes and tells you how to keep your skin clear and beautiful.
It lists some home remedies and also products that work wonders to clear up your skin.
A very important no-no is going to bed without washing your face. Your skin heals most while you are sleeping and if you have got leftover makeup and dirt from that day sitting on your face, you will wake up with some nasty zits on the face. Do not use soap on your face for this can irritate your skin. Use a facial cleanser such as Clean and Clear’s Cream Cleanser or some cleansing gel like sesderma. I will list more of my favorite products later. Also, never sleep with your face directly on the pillow. The oils and dirt from your hair get on the pillow and then resting your face on the pillow may make you breakout the next morning. Do not pick the zits on your face or try to squeeze them. This usually causes you to push the zit into your skin, making healing time even slower.
Definitely use a benzoyl peroxide or salicyic acid cleanser to fight pimples.
Getting Rid Of Existing Acne
Here are some great tips and home remedies on getting rid of acne you already have.
Cleanse the skin with a benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid cleanser, and then use a toner. Then use an acne fighting medication to the skin along with a moisturizer.
To dry out a pimple overnight, try using toothpaste (not gel) directly on the zit. This should help dry it out overnight.
A great face mask is to use the white part of an egg and apply it to your face for about 15 minutes. The vitamin A in the whites is also good for your skin.
The egg white is also a great overnight remedy, but just use a Q-tip to dab on the egg-white directly to the pimple.
To rid redness from an inflamed zit, use visine eyedrops and apply to the red spots.
Another way to get rid of redness: try hydrocortisone cream or pop two Advil.