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Abandoning acne - How To Get Rid of Spots

Updated on October 10, 2011

Young men and women between the ages of 16 and 20 often suffer from various small pimples, which come and go, occasionally leaving little scars. Generally these pimples appear chiefly on the chin and forehead, but are sometimes found only on the nose area giving a red nose, which is very unbecoming. These pimples are called acne.

Acne can be a terrible problem to deal with, bringing feelings of sadness, insecurity and frustration. Adults can also suffer from acne and it is usually down to the skin type. Oily skin can cause pores to become clogged, making it extremely hard to rid of pimples no matter how much you wash. Sometimes over-washing and using various products can worsen the problem.

Diet plays a big role in the cause of acne. Sweets, rich cakes and pastries should be avoided and replaced with many fresh fruits and vegetables. It is also advisable to take a dose of saline salts every morning and to drink at least a quart of water daily, taking it in small quantities between meals.

For outward application a lotion can be very beneficial. This can be made from:

  • 1 drachm sulphate of zinc
  • 1 drachm sulpho-carbolate of potassium
  • 4oz. rosewater

When combined this mixture can work wonders and is one that is known of very little among acne sufferers. It should be dabbed over the affected parts with a pad of medicated cotton wool twice daily. The skin should be washed with warm water and a lather of good soap, and dried before the lotion is applied.

Many over the counter products are overpriced and do not give as great a result as home remedies. So be sure to try some home uses first as they can save you money and you can be comforted in knowing that the product you are using is a natural ingredient.

Another great idea to rid of acne and control the problem would be to bathe your face in a honey mask twice a week. The natural ingredients in honey soothe your skin. The antibacterial properties heal blemishes and disinfect at the same time. Honey can be purchased relatively cheap at most supermarkets and this is a great way to combat the dreaded spots.

Ensure to keep hair out of your face as this can irritate the skin and cause oily surfaces from the hair to transfer into your pores. It sounds crazy but it's true and you'd be amazed if you saw under a microscope the amount of oils that are naturally being produced in your skin daily! Adding more oil to your skin is a recipe for disaster.

Investing in some multi-vitamins would be a clever idea as these can replace any vitamins you are not getting. This then gives your body a better chance of fighting off bacteria and infection that come along with having spots. Vitamin A is important in preventing acne so be sure to eat plenty of carrots! Carrots contain vast amounts of vitamin A and the antioxidant rids your body of toxins, reducing sebum production that causes acne.

Are you one of those people who get addicted to squeezing their spots? This is a no go! You must stop this bad habit now if you wish to clear your skin of spots. The bacteria transferring from your skin on your hands and fingernails can get trapped in your pores. Not only that but you will irritate your skin, causing more spots and more scarring.

Following these basic remedies is easy to do and is a cheap alternative to products that claim to give you smooth, blemish-free skin in days (when they usually do not). Stick to the natural healing and you can't possibly go wrong. Good luck feeling confident in your own skin once again.

How To Get Rid of Acne

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