7 Tips on Maintaining Acne Free Skin
Having a big nasty zit on your face is very embarrassing. In fact, acne have been reported to be the cause of low self-esteem particularly in young adults whose main focus is looking good for that perfect selfie. Preventing acne breakouts is not an easy project; even if you buy every acne control product on the market, acne still shows up every now and then. The lack of time to practice an acne free regimen every day contributes to the breakout. So how do you maintain acne free skin? Here’s how:
1. Do not pick at the acne affected area. Touching it with dirty hands can cause more irritation. Unclean hands carry germy microorganisms that can cause acne. So it is always recommended to keep your hands or any other object away from your face to stop the inflammation of the acne and scarring of the skin as well.
2. Stop using oil-based products on your hair. If you suffer from acne then you must change your hair products. Dermatologist might agree that the products are safe on the scalp however; this chemical-packed product will slide down your face as you sweat. The fluids go down to the acne and aggravate the already affected area of the skin.
3. Minimize the using cosmetics on the pimples. It is shocking to know that although beauty products can conceal your pimple break out, it increases the risk of infection. The combinations of the harsh compounds on your foundation and bacteria that come with the sponge (if the foundation you are using is not recently opened) exacerbate the acne. If you really like wearing cosmetics to enhance your features then avoid generic brand cosmetics. Some generic brands of cosmetics do not list all the harsh chemicals that are present in the product.
4. If you are using alcohol-based and oil-based facial wash or toner, taking a break will minimize the inflammation of the skin.
5. Avoid getting anything that might contain microorganism on your face. These include your unmanaged hair, dirty handkerchiefs, towels and even pillows. The only way to control the transfer of organisms to your face from the material of origin is to always keep your hair in a bun or use a hair band that will keep it in place away from your face, a fresh pillowcase for your cushion, and clean towel and handkerchief to wipe your face.
6. An over-the-counter ointment can be bought from your local drugstore. A topical cream or ointment containing benzoyl peroxide is your best bet to vanish that undesired acne. Some dermatologist recommends retinoid-based products cream over the benzoyl peroxide because of irritant threat on the peroxide content. Depending on how sensitive the skin is, you can choose from the two.
7. If the acne is severe, a visit to your dermatologist is needed. The dermatologist will prescribe oral antibiotic to take at a certain period of time. Or if applies, an adapalene gel will be prescribed by the dermatologist for you to use for time duration. Close monitoring of the medication is needed since like other prescription-required medicines, it might trigger unknown allergies.