Follow these steps to get acne-free skin!
“How to get rid of acne?” is one of the most common questions asked by people suffering from acne. Acne affects people from all walks of life although there is a misperception that acne is just a part of growing up and they will disappear once you passed the teenage phase. This perception is not totally true as you can still be bugged by acne problems even though you are way beyond your teenage years.
You can get rid of acne by carrying out a lot of ways. Some people might choose to use chemical peel or over-the-counter products. Some even choose a more extreme approach which is undergoing plastic surgery to get a flawless face. However, there are some basic steps that you can do to get flawless acne-free face.
1. Skin-cleansing regime
Most of the time, acne is caused by improper hygiene. If you do not keep your face clean by cleaning it properly, it is most likely that you will get acne on your face. Follow the basic three steps to clean skin, which are cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Try to use a mild cleanser which is suitable for your skin type. Try to avoid using harsh cleansers. When you wash or dry your face, do not rub it vigorously to prevent skin irritation from happening to you. Next, tone your face with a suitable toner and keep your skin moisturized by using a good moisturizer suitable for your skin type. If there is a need, try to use medication containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to treat your acne.
2. Stop touching the affected area
The most common mistake done by acne sufferers is constantly touching the part of their face that has acne. They are so conscious about their acne and it is very hard for them to stop touching and feeling them. However, when they touch the parts with acne very often, they will promote more bacteria to that area and might make their acne condition worsen. Therefore, stop touching the affected area with your hands as your hands might not be clean enough. Stop picking on the acne, which means do not try to attempt to squeeze or pop out acne.
3. Have a healthy diet
Although the appearance of acne on your face might not be directly related to your diet, it is always a good thing to have a healthy diet. When you have a healthy and balanced diet, your skin will thank you for all the nutrition it gets from the healthy food you consumed.
However, if the basic steps above do not work for you, you might want to consider consulting a dermatologist for advice and further medication. You might have more severe condition which needs professional help to cure it.