Adult Acne: What NOT To Do About It

    How To Handle Unwanted Guests

    At the first sign of a pimple you should use a spot treatment such as those containing benzoyl peroxide. In many cases, this will stop a bump in its tracks if applied as directed.

    Tea tree oil is a good choice if you are looking for a natural alternative for commercial spot treatments. If you decide to go this route, use pure oil because products claiming to contain it as an ingredient often do not have large enough quantities to make a real difference. For best results, use tea tree oil and spot treatment.

    Once your pimples can be described as ripe or mature, if you want to remove them, steam your face first for at least five minutes. Then, using the appropriate end of a sterilized comedome tool, try to gently remove the pimple. If it is resistant, don’t be insistent; go back to treating it and try another time.

    Reducing Acne Risks

    You should also take measures to reduce your chances of acne in the future. First and foremost, you should clean your face twice a day. Second, use oil free makeup. Look for products that are described as noncomedogenic.

    Remember that a well moisturized scalp does not mean that your head needs to be extremely oily, as this can result in a condition known as pomade acne. Avoid it by limiting the amount of oil in your hair and when you do put moisturizing products on your scalp start about an inch from your hairline.

    Also, if you are prone to acne or are suffering from an outbreak, consider getting chemical peels. These are often excellent acne management procedures.

     

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