Contrary to what many have heard, acne is not caused by dirty skin alone. There are several contributing factors and therefore, several effective tips for preventing and treating it. In this article, we will discuss some of the necessary steps you must take if you want to keep your skin clear.
After exercise or other sweaty exertion, skin that is at risk for acne, should be cleaned immediately. Sweat is one of the greatest factors in acne infection. Letting it dry on the face or other susceptible areas, can make an acne problem much worse. Showering right after working out is a good anti-acne tactic.
Fluctuating hormones and stress cause acne in people of all ages. Be sure to eat a balanced diet and get plenty of good exercise to keep your stress levels low and your hormones as balanced as possible. Take time to relax, rest and meditate to rid yourself of breakout producing anxiety attacks.
Benzoyl peroxide cream or gel applied directly onto the affected skin twice a day is a proven acne treatment. Benzoyl peroxide prevents dead skin cells blocking hair follicles and kills bacteria on the skin that can cause blocked follicles to become infected. Unfortunately, benzoyl peroxide makes skin more sensitive to ultra-violet light, so during treatment you should avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight.
Make sure that you get enough Vitamin D. Get out in the sun and get fresh air. It is free and will help you get healthier skin. This will help stimulate the growth of Vitamin D in your body. Vitamin D helps clear skin up and makes skin healthier.
If you are trying to cure your acne, it is important that you find an acne product that can clean your skin while not causing your skin to be overly dry. Acne products that cause your skin to lose too much moisture can cause your skin to look dead and lifeless.
When you have a acne problem you should limit the amount of cosmetics you use on your skin. If you do decide to wear cosmetics make sure that it is completely removed from your skin by the time you go to bed. This ensures that your skin can breathe and your pores do not clog.
If your skin is unbroken and not infected, you can use a masque of black clay (found in health food stores) to help dry and tone it. Just mix the dry black clay powder with warm, purified water. Apply it to your face and sit in moderate sun for about half an hour. Rinse the masque off with warm water followed by cool water.
On many occasions, acne outbreaks arise from genetics and stem from a real skin disease. In this case, you may need to consult a dermatologist and secure medication to treat the root of your condition (instead of just the symptoms). Go to a dermatologist to see whether you can treat your acne with over-the-counter supplies, or whether you need a stronger prescription.
In this article, we have discussed the factors that contribute to acne and the steps you should take if you want your skin to remain or become clear. Make sure to incorporate these tips into your daily routine for best results. Your clean, glowing skin will thank you for your efforts.