Blemishes, blackheads, zits, pimples. Whatever you call it, it’s still acne. This skin condition creates issues that can have a devastating effect on your appearance and self-confidence.
Unless you have been fortuitously blessed with perfect skin (and a 24/7 guardian angel for your complexion) you are going to have to find a way to cope with the fall-out of acne induced skin problems.
Instead of just throwing in the towel and giving up you need to take a strong stand against acne! Here are some skin care tips that can help you improve your complexion and permanently get rid of acne.
Tip 1: Minimize Stress
Easier said than done, but it costs nothing to set this “acne treatment” into motion. High levels of stress cause your body to produce chemicals that can aggravate a number of unwanted skin conditions such as acne or eczema.
If you can find some ways to help reduce stress in your daily life you could discover an inexpensive skin treatment that just might eliminate those complexion problems. Try [easyazon_link identifier=”1466480033″ locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”freshfaceclub-20″ cart=”y” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]meditation[/easyazon_link], exercise or yoga to help lower your stress and relax both your mind and body.
Tip 2: Testing the Effectiveness of Tea Tree Oil
Herbal skin care tips can be safe, effective and easy to understand.
One of the best acne treatments is to apply some tea tree oil to those areas where this skin condition is proving to be problematic. Apply a few drops of this botanical product to a cotton swab and gently rub the oil onto the acne. You only have to use a small amount to benefit from the positive effects of the natural antiseptic compounds that tea tree oil brings to the table.
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Tip 3: Soap and Water
Contrary to popular opinion you should not be using harsh soaps on your skin. This is especially true if acne is causing problems with your complexion.
Find a mild soap that has been determined to be hypo-allergenic. Use this soap to clean your face at least twice a day. (Think of it this way, you brush your teeth, right? How often? and that is minimum frequency you should be washing your face, depending on skin type.) Rinse your face thoroughly with cold water and avoid using facial brushes or washcloths. Lather the soap and use your hands to clean your face.
Lye soap has an acidic pH which is ideal for skin care at home. This is a basic skin care tip that has proven to be effective for individuals who are suffering from acne.
Tip 4: Always Apply a Quality Sunscreen!
Using a good sunscreen can protect your skin from further damage that may be caused by exposure to dangerous UV rays.
There are many types of sunscreens available and you should use one that is made specifically for sensitive skin. An oil-free sunscreen is your best bet because it will not clog those skin pores.
Tip 5: Vitamin A Tops the List for Best Skin Care Treatments
You should make certain that your diet contains an optimum amount of Vitamin A. This one vitamin can improve the appearance of your skin by creating stronger, healthier skin cells.
Ask your physician if you should be using [easyazon_link identifier=”B0019GCQ5Q” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”freshfaceclub-20″ cart=”y” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]vitamin supplements[/easyazon_link] on a daily basis. (You do not want to consume too much Vitamin A because it takes your liver a bit of time to metabolize and excrete this vitamin.)
You can also use a skin care product that contains synthesized Vitamin A compounds (retinoids). Retinoids help slough away damaged, dead skin cells and allows those underlying layers of smoother, clearer skin to shine.
Tip 6: Prescription Medication for the Treatment of Acne
This is one of the skin care tips that requires the assistance and guidance of a trained physician.
Your dermatologist (or family doctor) may want to use antibiotics (or other medications) to help clear up severe acne problems. You will need to follow the directions exactly if you want to maximize the effectiveness of these drugs.
In addition to the high cost for many prescription meds, there may be some significant side effects which could include insomnia and depression, so be sure to discuss any and all potential side effects with your doctor.
Tip 7: Facial Masks
A wide variety of facial masks are often listed among the products that claim to be the best acne treatments. You can find facial masks that include mud, clay, sea salt or fruit extracts as ingredients.
The application of these products can take 30 minutes to an hour of your time each day and some may aggravate your skin problems.
Facial masks can also be drying to your complexion. It could take weeks (or months) before you even see any improvement from the use of most of these acne treatment products, so be patient!
Tip 8: Choosing the Best Skin Cleanser
Your face needs to be cleaned regularly in order to control excessive sweat and oil secretions. Choose a product that is gentle for your complexion.
You should also find a facial cleanser without abrasive ingredients. The best acne treatments will not contain any alcohol that can further dry your skin.
Match the cleanser to the type of skin that you have: dry, combination or oily. Remember that overuse of the product will not make the acne disappear any faster!
Tip 9: Salicylic Acid for Acne Annihilation
The main ingredient in aspirin is also one of the most revered herbal extracts. Salicylic acid helps relieve pain, can reduce inflammation and fights acne with naturally occurring anti-septic compounds.
If you want to concoct a DIY skin care remedy just crush a few aspirin tablets and dissolve the powder in a small amount of water. Apply this paste to the inflamed skin where acne is present. After 15 minutes, rinse your skin. There should be less inflammation and swelling noted within 24 hours.
Tip 10: Exfoliate your Skin
It can be difficult to try and maintain a balance of moisturizing and exfoliation. Look for exfoliation products that are designed for use on acne-prone skin.
Many physicians support regular exfoliation of the skin even when acne flare-ups are present. This will help remove trapped bacteria and skin debris that may be clogging the tiny pores of your complexion.
Dermabrasion is another option to consider. This is one of the best skin care methods to help clear up stubborn acne problems.
If acne is causing you concern or embarrassment then why not use a few of these skin care tips at home?
Choose one tip and then see how your skin reacts. It is not a good idea to try too many new things at one time!
You have nothing to lose and that smooth, clear complexion could be within your reach!