Acne that is left untreated will scar your face and make you look like a freak, which can interfere with your social life. Though teens are most commonly affected, adults are not immune. The following article will give you a better understanding of acne and how to properly treat it.
Try not to use washcloths to clean your face with. These can cause or aggravate acne as they can harbor harmful bacteria either from other places you’ve used it or from other areas of your face that had oil and bacteria. Stick to using your hands to clean your face with, just make sure they are clean first.
One odd remedy for acne is toothpaste. Toothpaste acts as a drying agent when applied to pimples and causes them to shrink, much like how an over the counter topical ointment would. It should be noted that you should only apply a small amount to the affected area, and use a non gel based toothpaste. The simpler the toothpaste, the better, as toothpastes with whitening agents can cause the affected area to become worse and lead to scarring.
To help rid your face of acne get plenty of sun and fresh air. Healthy skin needs the Vitamin D that the sun helps to stimulate. Vitamin D is essential for healthy skin. Stress can also be reduced by getting fresh air and sun, stress is said to be a cause of acne.
If you want to get clear skin and feel your best during the day, try to get eight hours of sleep at the minimum. Sleep is essential for healthy skin, as it helps to replenish your body with the nutrients that it lost during the day, while reducing stress and anxiety.
When you are in the shower and washing your hair, tilt your head back when cleaning off your shampoo. Shampoo can sometimes stick to your face after your shower, irritating your skin and creating more acne. Alternatively, you can wash your hair in the sink to establish more control and eliminate the soap from hitting your face.
Wash your face every night without fail, so you can avoid breakouts. This is especially true for women who wear makeup at night. If you do not wash your face before you go to bed, the oil, dirt and makeup sitting on your skin will be absorbed in your pores and can directly cause acne.
If you notice recurring breakouts or blemishes on one side of your face only, you may be exposing yourself to a dirty phone or pillowcase. Try wiping down your phone earpiece and mouthpiece with an antibacterial cleanser, and alternate ears. You may also change your pillowcase more frequently because dirt and oils pressed into the fabric may be the culprit.
As previously mentioned, acne can affect peoples’ social lives. In addition, it can result in scars that remain for life. If you use the tips in this article, treating acne will be easier and your social life will benefit.