Nobody likes to have acne. Most of us spend quite a lot of time and effort fighting against breakouts. You probably don’t even want to think about all of the money you spend on facial products that are designed to give you better skin. Sadly, for many people, acne issues are not limited to the years spent in puberty. Many adults fight acne for their whole lives. If you are fed up with acne-fighting and having bad skin, here are some tips you can use to help yourself.
Get a Good Cleanser
The first thing you need to do is find a good cleanser. A good cleanser will obviously be oil-free, but that is not the only criteria you should use when shopping for your cleanser. You should also look at the salicylic acid. This is one of the most important ingredients in harsher cleansers that are meant for people whose breakouts are prolonged and severe. In a “normal” cleanser the salicylic acid is only strong enough to kill basic bacteria and to clean your pores out. As you age your skin will get thinner and more sensitive so you might eventually need to use salicylic acid only for the occasional spot treatment.
Your makeup and other cosmetic items might be oil-based. Sometimes even the cleanser you use on your face will have an oily base! The reason you wash your face with cleanser is to get rid of the oil in your pores! While you are shopping be sure to check for oil before you buy any beauty products, cosmetics or cleansers. One of the best ways to do this is to opt for powder-based cosmetics instead of liquid-based cosmetics. Stay away from cleansers that are come in solid forms and choose cleansers that foam up or are lighter lotions than oily and heavy liquids. Practice your common sense and you’ll be fine!
Natural Ance-Fighting Products
Have you thought about using natural products to help you fight your acne? Have you ever tried using toothpaste on a zit before? Start by putting some toothpaste directly on to the zit after it has finished forming. Lock the pets out of the bedroom overnight so that they won’t try to taste the toothpaste or lick it off of your face and in the morning your zit will be a lot smaller than it was-it might even be gone! You might also try using egg whites in your facial cleanser and as a zit reducer. Try making a mask with your egg whites if dabbing them directly onto an existing breakout doesn’t clear it up.
There are lots of ways to keep your skin clean and free of oil and acne. A twice a day face washing might be all you need. Other people need a more involved routine Other people choose to keep acne away with healthy foods, natural products and regular exercising. Take your time to experiment and figure out what works best for you. The trick is to keep at something for a while.
Don’t give up too quickly–many acne fighters take a while to start working properly so give each method a few weeks to do its job before deciding that it doesn’t work.