When a pimple rears its ugly white, puss-filled head, a lot of people panic and actually make the situation a lot worse. Read these tips below to find out what you should and shouldn’t be doing in order to fight back against acne. Arm yourself with the right weapons and win the war against this condition.
Did you know that acne can be caused by allergies? Allergies are a natural reaction that your immune system uses to fight off something that is trying to work it’s way to inside your body. The problem is, your body can sometimes end up fighting things it just doesn’t need to, because it was incorrectly programmed to do so. An allergy specialist can help by testing to find what allergies you do have. It could be something simple, such as dairy, or it could be more complex such as the paraffin wax in your hairspray. If your allergies are bad enough, an allergist can even give you shots that help to reprogram you body so that it no longer fights the things it doesn’t need to fight.
Curing acne is easily accomplished by using a topical benzoyl peroxide solution found at your local drugstore. Benzoyl peroxide essentially uses a mild bleach-like chemical to reduce redness and in addition reduces the oil clogging your pores. It is completely safe, though it may dry out your skin, in which case you should ration the amount of benzoyl peroxide you use on a daily basis.
One thing that can ensure acne stays away is that you are not trying an acne treatment long enough. Many people are incredibly impatient and expect immediate results. There are no magic cures for acne, so once you start a treatment, give it ample time to work. If you do give it a while and see no improvement, then move on or ask your dermatologist.
If you have acne, avoid using makeup applicators and tools that can’t be washed or disposed of. Bacteria can multiply on makeup brushes, sponges and pads unless they are washed regularly. This bacteria is then deposited onto your skin whenever you apply makeup and can cause acne outbreaks or skin infections.
If your acne is extremely bad, go to a dermatologist or a doctor. Pills for acne exist if you have tried creams and lotions with no results. Your acne is probably caused by a hormonal unbalance that can be fixed by taking certain pills prescribed by your doctor. Make sure you understand what is in these pills before you take them.
If you have tried all the over-the-counter acne treatments available without success, then Adapalene, also called Differin, could be a useful acne medication for you. Adapalene is a topical retinoid that comes in cream of gel form. It works by reducing the production of sebum, an oily substance that can block pores causing spot, blackheads and inflammation. Currently a doctor’s prescription is required to obtain this medication.
After reading these tips, you may feel as if they are just an oversimplification of how you can get rid of acne. Well, you will be pleasantly surprised to learn that it’s not an oversimplification at all. The truth is that controlling your blemishes is as easy as reading and implementing these tips. So get to it!