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Much like the common cold, acne is one of those mysterious diseases that each and every one of us has had to endure at some point in our lives, yet researchers still can’t seem to find a definitive cure for it. Even if your best friend swears that her secret to a poreless, blemish-free complexion is St. Ive’s Apricot Scrub and some tea tree oil, it’s important to remember that everyone’s skin is different and there are so many factors that cause acne to develop.
Whether your acne is triggered by hormones, genetics, inflammation, or stress, there’s one thing scientists know for sure: every single pimple on this planet (past, present, and future) begins with a clogged pore. And when your pores become clogged with that stubborn build-up of skin cells and sebum, bacteria inevitably starts to grow — then voilà! Blackheads and whiteheads galore.
Once those pesky pimples make their grand entrance, you may be tempted to start cleansing, scrubbing, and/or drying them away with the haul of products you’ve accumulated over the years. If all the products on your top shelf boldly declare themselves as “solutions” for acne-prone skin, yet you still can’t seem to get the breakouts under control, then you might want to consider making one of the following changes to your skincare routine.
Give an acne treatment time.
Even if the acne came on fast, it still requires time to heal.
3-4 Months!!!! 12-16 Weeks!!!! Yup, its gonna take more than one night!
Using a different product every few days can also irritate your skin, causing new breakouts.
Choose quality based and medical based products.
Your skincare regiment should include quality based active ingredients that contain acne-fighting active ingredient that targets the different causes of acne. Quality based formulation which helps to decrease acne, bacteria, unclog pores and reduce oiliness and inflammation.
Be sure to use complete system.
Using only some of the acne treatment that your skin specialist prescribed is a contributing factor for delayed improvement of the skin.
Follow the directions for the treatment.
It’s important to follow your instruction routine and use everything your skincare therapist included in the treatment plan. How much you use and how often you use also can make a huge difference. It can take 2 to 3 months or longer to see clearing.
If something is working stick to it.
If you notice improvement, keep using the treatment. Even when you see clearing, you’ll want to keep using the acne treatment.
Do not strip the natural oils of the skin.
Wash your face twice a day and when you’re sweaty. Acne-prone skin is sensitive. Washing more than twice a day can irritate your skin, making acne worse.
No matter how tempted you are to pick, pop, squeeze.
Resist touching, picking, and popping your acne. Popping a pimple may seem like the fastest way to clear it, but popping it can actually make things worse. Every time you touch, pick, or pop, you can worsen acne.
Hygiene is key.
Wash your pillowcases, hats, and other things that touch your acne-prone skin. Dead skin cells, bacteria, and dirt will build up on these surfaces, which can clog your pores. Washing what touches your acne-prone skin can prevent this.
Seek professional expert’s advice.
If you still have acne after trying these tips — or you have acne cysts or nodules (deep blemishes that leave scars when they clear) — a dermatologist can help.
With today’s advanced treatments options and experts advise, virtually every case of acne can be cleared. Your skincare expert can tailor a treatment plan to your unique needs.
Now that you know what can help clear acne, what changes are you going to make?