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6 Proven Ways To Fight Acne

Mar 25, 2008
There are millions of people around the world that are affected by acne. The condition can be mild or severe. Nonetheless, acne can affect one's confidence and self esteem.

Regardless of age, race and sex, we are all exposed to the risk of being affected with acne.

If you are affected with acne, you would probably have tested many acne products and most of them do not work.

In reality, most of the acne creams in the market today work the opposite of what they claim to do -instead of getting rid of acne, they can make your acne problem worse.

So what do you do? Follow these 6 simple tips to fast acne cure.

1. Gently clean your face.

When you wash your face, wash it gently. Don't rub too hard because doing so it only going to further irritate acne. Avoid using soap with harsh ingredients; go with a gentle skin cleanser. You'll find one that is made for acne prone skin and specific skin types.

2. Reduce excess oil

Too much excess oil on the skin can cause the pores to clog easily.

You can choose an astringent to help control oil on the skin. This will reduce the breakouts and keep excess oil under control.

3. Keep your hands off the acne

Do not try to pop a zit.

If you pop a pimple, it runs the risk of getting more infection as well as leaving acne scars.

4. Use the right makeup.

It's not advisable that you wear makeup if you are trying to treat your acne problem. However, if you must use makeup, avoid those that are oil-based. There are non-comedogenic and even water-based makeup.

5. Right way to shave

Men who are affected with acne have to be careful not to cut on the pimples and spread the bacteria.

It is recommended to use a razor instead of electric shavers. Also use shaving cream to prevent cuts and dryness.

6. Have adequate amount of sunlight

Sunlight is good for our skin. However, if you're exposing your skin to sunlight for long periods because you think your acne is going to be less noticeable on darker skin, you're dead wrong.

Too much exposure to sunlight can skin cancer and damage your skin. Always use an oil free sun block that is at least SPF 30 for maximum benefit.
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