Acne at any age is undesirable. If you keep getting breakouts, you need to change your routine. Consider these seven tips to gently tame your face or to deal with pesky pimples and put your best skin forward.
Hydration is good for the body, but it’s also incredibly important for your facial skin. Not only does water ensure your facial skin cells function properly, but water helps to flush toxins from the body that would otherwise exit the skin’s pores. When your body is adequately hydrated, your facial skin will be more naturally hydrated. It will help reduce the sebum your pores create because your skin is moisturized from within. For adequate hydration, you must drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily. If you exercise, you might need to increase this amount.
Pimples are caused by a few factors: clogged pores and a buildup of acne bacteria that feeds on sebum within pores. It means you need to start with the surface of your skin to ensure that dead skin and other substances are not blocking them. It means you need to exfoliate your skin. However, you need to exfoliate your skin mildly. It’s also important not to dry out your skin by over-scrubbing, as this can cause more dry skin to accumulate. After exfoliating your skin, you should be careful to moisturize.
3. Loosen Comedones, Dirt, and Sebum
Some people rely on salicylic acid to assist in unclogging their pores, and it does a fine job. However, some people have sensitive skin. Salicylic acid can dry out sensitive skin and cause additional acne issues. A gentler approach can help to loosen skin pore plugs while also helping to keep skin moist. It can be done with steam. You can use a steamer, sit in a sauna, or use a pot of water on the stove. Draping a towel over your head can help to trap the steam.
4. Hydrocolloid Bandages
Hydrocolloid bandages or pimple dots have a special way of drawing out liquid and pus from pimples. You can apply one on any pimple at night, as long as the pimple is filled with liquid and isn’t hard. It will help to bring down the pimple and make it less painful. It can also help you heal the pimple more quickly, making it easier to camouflage the next day if desired. You can also use pimple patches with salicylic acid to help dissolve sebum and break up whatever is clogging the pore of the pimple.
5. LED Light Therapy
LED light therapy can help the skin in several ways. You could benefit greatly from blue and red light therapy if you regularly incur pimples. Blue light therapy permeates facial skin to help kill bacteria responsible for creating pimples. In addition, red light therapy can assist with increased blood flow and relieve inflammation.
6. Ice Baths
It can seem counter-intuitive that ice baths can be good for your skin if steam is also good. Both work. An ice bath involves dipping your face into iced water for roughly 15 seconds. You can do this up to five times. It helps to reduce inflammation in the skin, and it also helps to decrease the amount of sebum your facial skin produces. It will help to reduce the substance acne bacteria feeds on.
7. Natural Face Masks
One of the things that make a pimple painful and red is inflammation. Substances like honey, turmeric powder, aloe vera, witch hazel, oatmeal, and chamomile tea can help to relieve inflammation. You can combine these ingredients, but you need to make a paste. It’s a good idea to mix powders with items like honey, aloe vera, or oatmeal. You can use chamomile tea bags on any inflamed areas. Any time you use a combination of these items for a mask, keep it on your face for 15 minutes. Afterwards, wash off and pat dry.
The thing to remember about whatever you do for your skin is to be gentle. Don’t attempt too much at once because it can cause a problem. Develop a routine based on your needs and follow through.