Whether you are a teenager dealing with acne for the first time or an
adult dealing with acne for the tenth time in your life, you no doubt
have questions about how to live with it. This article will discuss
some of the ways to prevent, treat and cope with acne.
Don't pop that pimple! Do not poke and prod! While it is extremely
tempting to pop that irritating pimple on your face, doing so could
lead to permanent scarring. It will also leave that pimple redder and
bigger than it was before and it will take a longer time for the acne
to clear up
An at home steam treatment can help moderate to mild acne. Do not use
steam treatments if acne is inflamed or extensive. Simmer 2 to 4
tablespoons of dried lavender in a pot of water. When water is boiling,
remove from heat source and sit with your face at a comfortable
distance from the steam with a towel trapping the steam for about 15
minutes. Rinse face with cold water after 15 minutes.
Try to reduce the amount of stress in your life. Stress is infamous as
a psychological burden with physical consequences on the body. By being
stressed you exacerbate your acne and make your problem worse. By
removing the sources of stress in your life, or at least minimize their
impact on your life, your acne will become better.
Stress is a major cause of acne and an aroma bath is just what the
doctor ordered. Create a very calm and peaceful aura in your tub with
candles and pleasant aroma scented bubbles. This will help to reduce
the anxiety that you have from school or work and unclog your pores in
If you are suffering from acne, make sure to limit your time in the
sun. Sun exposure actually makes acne worse. The sun causes your skin
to shed more than what's normal and it will further clog your pores,
which will make your acne worse. If you absolutely must go outside,
make sure to wear a wide brimmed hat and sun screen.
When trying to cure acne, stay away from alcohol, whether you consume
it or use products containing alcohol. Alcohol's astringent properties
work to strip away the top layer of the skin, this causes an increase
in oil production. Oil works to clog your pores and cause blemishes and
Removing acne scars is sometime difficult. Until recently, most people
thought there was no hope other than to live with the scars. However,
acne scars can be treated to reduce their appearance. Scar reducing
creams are a great option for smaller scars. Rose hip seed oil,
lavender oil and aloe vera are natural remedies that reduces the scar
tissue. There are also home abrasion and chemical peels that can be
used for more prominent scaring.
Now that you know some of the methods that you can use to treat and
prevent acne, you will be better prepared to cope with yours. Take the
advice that you have learned here and implement it daily so that you
lessen the impact that acne has on your life.