Acne is a condition nearly every teenager suffers from during puberty, and it is not unusual for it develop among some women when they are in their mid to late 20s. Contrary to popular belief, acne is not actually caused by bacteria, even if bacteria do contribute to its development.
It generally appears on the skin in the form of:
- Cysts [Boils or Deep Pimples]
- Occluded Pores, otherwise known as Whiteheads or Blackheads
- Tender, Red Bumps [Pimples or Zits]
Since acne appears on the face, in addition to the chest and the back, it is a particular cause of concern, especially when it develops in the mid-20s for women. It takes away from a person’s natural beauty, and cause people to lose confidence in their appearance, making them shy and uncomfortable when in company. It is recommended you consult a dermatologist or cosmetic doctor for the more serious cases of acne, but for the usual ones, there are several methods you can employ at home in order to combat the condition.
Choices of Lifestyle
Moderation in all things is good, and regularity of habit is always beneficial, but it is simply not possible for every one of us to sleep for eight hours every night, or to eat three good meals or drink eight glasses of water every single day. Fortunately for those who have a rather frantic lifestyle, acne can still be controlled, even if your routine tends to be quite unpredictable.
The First, Big Tip: Never play with, or pop, your pimples – you will almost certainly cause your bumps to stay red and bumpier for even longer.
Home Remedies for Acne
Cosmetics: There is a wide variety of effective, quality cosmetic products available, and you shouldn’t be afraid to use them in order to hide any blemishes. You can use flesh-tinted cover-ups, or if you so wish, even water-based foundation.
Facials: The steaming and deep cleaning of your pores, while not entirely essential, does help against acne, especially for people who have whiteheads or blackheads.
Pore Strips: A do it yourself facial, pore strips are a safe, inexpensive, and reasonably effective method of combating acne. Available from a wide variety of brands, and at nearly every pharmacy, they can be placed on your forehead, nose, and chin in order to extract oil from your pores.
Toothpaste & Vinegar: While not medically certified, a popular remedy for acne is to put either toothpaste or vinegar on zits.
Skin Regimen for the Battle against Acne
If you suffer from acne, it is generally a good idea to employ a skin regimen which helps against the condition. The following are all easy, basic examples which do not require a lot of your time, and thus can be incorporated into your daily routine without too much hassle or disruption.
- Apply a Cream or Gel with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide.
- Apply a Spot Cream which Contains Sulfur Every Night.
- Cleanse Your Skin Twice Every Day with a 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Wash or 2% Salicylic Acid.
- Use Water-Based Makeup and a Light Skin Moisturizer.
There you have it – a range of easy, do it yourself techniques to employ in the battle against acne. No longer should you have to be uncomfortable or shy when out in public, and your confidence in your own appearance should be as it ever was.