Clear skin is important to most teenagers and adults alike. Yet the American Academy of Dermatology states that acne is actually the most common skin problem, with 40 to 50 million Americans being affected by it. There are numerous different types of acne treatments and products available, and some are extremely expensive. Getting clear, acne-free skin can actually be affordable and safe, however, though you may need to change your current skincare routine in order to get acne-free skin.
Sometimes it may seem like your skin is impossible to manage, especially when you wake up and find a huge zit on your nose or a cold sore at the corner of your mouth. Fighting existing acne is alot harder and more expensive than preventing acne, so you should develop a daily skin care regimen to help you avoid acne breakouts. Your daily regimen does not have to be time consuming or expensive, but it does need to become a daily habit to be effective.
There are 3 steps that you need to take when you are fighting acne. These steps may seem absurd but try them out for a few weeks and you will notice a drastic change in your skin tone.
We have all read and have been told that the key to getting rid of acne is to wash your face several times a day in order to get rid of the excess oil on your face. This is true; however your main aim should be to wash your hands often. Just think about the number of things that you touch daily and then you touch your face immediately after that and transfer all the germs and bacteria onto your face.
This does not help you at all. Make sure that you wash your hands more often than you wash your face. This will help to get rid of the bacteria that get transferred to your skin and cause pimples and boils. Wash your hands after you eat in order to prevent the oil and food from your hands from transferring onto your face.
If you suffer from acne then you need to use a face mask daily. Fuller’s earth is the best mask that you can use as it helps to soak the excess oils from your skin. Use it daily before your bath and you will notice that the amount of oil that your face secretes will lessen and you will also have lesser pimples on your face. The face pack will also help to dry out any pimples on your face and gets rid of the oil that is trapped under the dead skin on your face.
The next thing I tell you may make you laugh; but it works to get rid of zits. Apply toothpaste on the pimples and zits and leave it overnight. When you wash your face in the morning you will have notice that the pimples are smaller in size or have disappeared. It helps to get rid of blemishes too.