Zits is by far the most embarrassing aspect of being a teenager. For most teens, it can be the bane of their existence. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to prevent major outbreaks. Here are just a few tips that you can use to get those pesky and embarrassing zits under control.
If you are an acne sufferer, try not to wash your face excessively. Any more than three times daily, and you run the risk of making the problem worse. Wash your face in warm water, using a mild soap. Gently pat your skin dry. This will prevent the acne-causing bacteria from spreading, lessening future breakouts.
Zits scars can be eliminated via a surgery, such as laser surgery. This is something that has to be suggested by your dermatologist though. Basically, they use a gentle laser and go over the scars. Through repeated treatments, you will start to see these scars diminish and go away for long periods of time.
Maintaining an active lifestyle is beneficial in so many ways. Activity causes sweat however, and sweat that lingers on the skin can cause acne flare ups. Always use a mild cleanser after exercising to keep the skin clean and free of dried sweat. A gentle exfoliant once or twice a week can also help.
If you have a small zits breakout, spot treatment can sometimes be the best option. Spot treating allows you to subject only the affected area to harsh chemicals (rather than your entire face). There are many spot treatments available, both over the counter and through a Dermatologist.
To clear up zits, you should put a clean towel over your pillow every night. This stops bacteria from growing on your pillow, and it can really stop facial acne. Bacteria are a major cause of zits and avoiding them is an easy way to really clear up your face!
If you have a case of zits, you need to wash the affected skin surface twice each day with zits soap. This soap has a sulfur base, and it is specially formulated to kill the bacteria that causes the pimples and to aid in healing of the skin. Make sure when you wash your skin with this soap that you rub the affected area gently with a soft, clean cloth.
You should wash your pillowcases several times a week. If you do not have a washer and dryer at home, make sure you have plenty of pillowcases on hand between trips to the laundromat. Dead skin cells, hair products and other body products, get trapped in your bedding and can block and irritate your pores. Your pillowcases may not always match your bed-set, but you can rest assured your bedding won’t be contributing to future breakouts.
In conclusion, acne can be a real pain. However, by using some of the tips mentioned above, you can be on your way to flawless skin. Besides, being a teen is hard enough, without pimples. It sometimes takes trying a few different things before you discover just what is best for your own particular skin type but hopefully, zits is one less thing for you to obsess over.