Basic Tips to Overcome Acne Problems
Ever since my teenage years, I have been constantly looking at the mirror wondering why does my skin look so bumpy. I have become conscious of how I look and how people see me. There are times when I cry after looking at my face in bright daylight, for not having a model-like glowing skin. I get so petrified with my self. I spend most of my time online, searching remedies for curing acne on my face. The condition has made me so anxious that I have started using every single product that claims to be a best seller. However, a lot of research has made me realize to not blindly trust any remedy without completely knowing your skin requirements.
So based on my experience, here are some tips on how you should be taking care of your skin if you have an acne problem.
1. Always wash your face gently
The first and foremost thing is to wash your face gently with a mild soap. If you have sensitive skin, you might not use any harsh soap or a face wash that can damage your skin cells. I recommend using a soap that is purely made out of Neem since it has an anti-bacterial tendency that works against acne-causing bacteria and lightening acne scars.
2. Use Rosewater as a toner
I recommend using rose water as a toner after you wash your face. Not only does it gives a glow to dull skin, but it can also help soothe redness. Moreover, it can get rid of excess oil on your face that is considered one of the causes of acne.
3. Apply Aloe Vera as a moisturizer
There is a certain type of acne that can cause itchiness which turns out quite painful at times. Using Aloe Vera can help soothe such problems. And I believe natural products can help heal your skin 10 times faster than any artificial product It can work for any type of skin. Simply leave a thick layer on for 30 minutes and remove the excess with water afterward. However, you should not exceed the time as it can make your skin a bit stretchy.
4. Always let your skin breathe
You should always keep gaps in between applying the products that you are using for your skin. For instance, what most of us do is apply heavy loads of products daily on our face that leaves no room for the pores to relax. This routine may cause damage to your skin permanently.
5. Always keep a clean pillowcase before going to bed
The majority of us ignore the fact that most of our acne is formed due to dirt on our pillowcases. When you do not regularly change them, excess of oil and dirt from your hair and the environment can transfer back to your skin, clogging pores. This can be prevented by replacing your pillowcases every two days with clean ones.
6. Always keep your hair clean
You should always keep your hair clean by washing them thoroughly with a mild shampoo. However, not doing so frequently can increase the risk of irritated pores. Moreover, never let the water run down from the scalp to your face since excess oil is formed in the hair follicles that when it gets in contact with your skin can block pores.
7. Avoid using an excess of makeup
Avoid applying heavy coats of foundation or concealer when you are not really in need of it. Foundations may cause your pores to clog with excess oil from the product getting into your skin. However, certain makeup brands claim to have acne free products, but I would not want you to jump onto those. The game might get a little risky.
8. Avoid waxing your face
Most of us suffer from having unwanted hair on our face, which can be a little disturbing. But if you suffer from breakouts more often, then waxing your face is not a healthy option. Not only does it cause acne but it can often result in Hyperpigmentation. It is best guided to avoid getting your face in contact with any kind of waxing material.
I suppose having acne is not a bigger problem than how you deal with it. Using less yet natural products can help you heal more rapidly than applying tonnes of chemicals onto your skin. Having said that, you should always keep your routine less complicated.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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