Acne is so common that it’s considered a normal part of growing from a kid to an adult.
But knowing that doesn’t make it easier when you look in the mirror and see a big pimple on your chin! The good news is that knowing about acne and taking some simple steps can help you deal better with Acne and prevent Acne.
- Oil build up on your skin can lead to acne, wash your face once or twice a day with warm water along with a mild soap or cleanser.
- Don’t scrub your face. Scrubbing can actually make acne worse by irritating the skin. Wash gently, using fingertips instead of a washcloth.
- If you wore makeup, moisturizer, or sunscreen, make sure they are “oil-free” based and are “noncomedogenic”.
- Hair sprays or gels can clog pores, try to keep them away from your face
- If you have long hair, keep it away from your face and wash it regularly to reduce oil.
- Helmets and other hats can cause pimples along the hairline. Avoid them if you think your acne is getting worse by them.
- Wash your face after you’ve been exercising and sweating a lot.
- Diet with a low glycemic (sugary)load may help.
- Moisturizers containing aloe vera at a concentration of at least 10 percent can have a soothing and possibly anti-inflammatory effect.
- Hold the mobile phone away from the face when talking, as it is likely to contain sebum.
- Clean spectacles often as they collect sebum, and skin residue.
- Avoid anxiety and stress, as it can increase the production of cortisol and adrenaline, which aggravate acne.
- Never pick. Picking may result in further inflammation and scarring.
- Wear daily sunscreen since some acne medications may increase the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.
We hope the tips given above will help you to have acne free skin. Remember that you’re not alone. Look around and you’ll see that most are in it together!
Dr Krishna Priya