There are lots of different suggestions out there on the best way to fight acne. I think some of the simplest methods are the most effective when battling spots, zits, pimples and pustules. Here are the three simple things you can do right now to treat your pimples!
1. Stop picking and squeezing them
This advice goes for blackheads and whiteheads too!
Though picking and squeezing your pimples can be really tempting, doing so isn’t the best idea. Pimples are a result of many factors, but simply put they are blocked pores that have some bacteria in them. When pimples form, they are often red, raised, and tender and contain some pus. Both the inflammation and the pus are signs that your body is fighting a small infection.
By popping the pimple, you are disrupting the wound healing and leaving the skin open to a much nastier infection. With repeated squeezing, the skin can become permanently damaged over time and cause scars.
The easiest way to avoid temptation is to keep your hands away from your face. Also, think about setting yourself a reward like a facial treatment at a local skin therapist for not squeezing or picking at your pimples.
2. Put on a topical treatment
Instead of squeezing a pimple away, use a topical spot treatment that will clear up your zits. There are many different topical treatments for acne ranging from natural to acid based to antibacterial. Benzyl peroxide is a very reliable treatment for spot treatments that dries up pimples quickly and effectively. Treat the pimple as long as required.
For an all over treatment, look for products that contain soothing botanicals and salicylic acid. These products work by clearing deep within the pores, treating current and preventing future breakouts. All over treatments are generally used every day.
A general practitioner or a specialist dermatologist may recommend an antibacterial product to help clear up your acne. You should always follow the treatment instructions carefully, whether it is a topical or an oral antibiotic.
3. Speak to a health professional
If your skin is distressing you or you can’t seem to get in under control, speak to a skin health professional such as a GP, skin therapist or dermatologist. They can have a look and see what is really going on and recommend other treatments.
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