Are They Worth It:
Many wonders if acne skin care and treatment products are necessary for problem skin. The answer is, possibly!
Some of the products that you should buy include:
1. An oil free moisturizer, oil free foundation and an oil free make up remover.
2. A soap-less cleansing bar and a facial wash gel. Soap should not be used on your face because it will strip natural oils away and that will leave you with sensitive skin on top of the acne problem.
3.If persistent blackheads and greasy skin are your issue then you should use a gel or lotion that contains retinoid.
4. If your skin is sensitive and you have blackheads a retinoid cream should be used because a gel or lotion may aggravate the situation.
Unless you find out what is causing the acne, it won’t matter which type of product you use because the underlying problem is not cured. Adult acne could be diet-related. In the non westernized world, adult acne is rare and recent studies are trying to find out the reason why it is becoming so prevalent with adults in western society. The effect of a fad diet on your skin is one of the theories that is gaining some momentum.
A vast majority of experts believe that a weight loss plan that excludes certain food groups is best to be avoided. A boost of intake, of foods that are rich in selenium, such as cheese, eggs, Brazil nuts, poultry, and meat is said to be beneficial. Selenium will boost the immune function that is critical in the fight of infection that can cause acne to be difficult to cure.
Vitamin C is beneficial in healing wounds and will reduce the risk of scarring that is associated with an acne breakout. Some foods that are rich in vitamin C are cantaloupe, blueberries,kiwi, and broccoli.
Zinc is a critical component in building a body’s defense system. Zinc helps to repair cells and tissue as well as fight infection. Before you decide to take a zinc supplement, make sure to discuss that option with your doctor because too much zinc could be toxic. An alternative is to increase your intake of whole grain, seeds, nuts, and shellfish.
People who have a skin problem are more likely to be touching their face quite a bit. Did you know that? If you do that, you need to stop because it spreads the infection. If you can feel a pimple coming on, try this tip: rub a piece of apple on the spot. Pour some boiled water over a piece of sliced apple and leave it to cool down. While the apple is still warm, apply it to the spot for about 20 minutes. Wipe the area dry with some cotton. If your forehead is prone to acne, tie your hair back from your face before going to sleep. The styling products that you use and the excess oil in your hair may be causing the problem. If you have bangs this can especially be true.
By using the above tips and any acne skincare and treatment product, you are bound to see a more successful acne treatment.
Natural Acne Cures
Though you may not be able to prevent getting acne, you don’t have to run to the doctor for medicine when you have an outbreak. There are some natural acne cures that can offer you the same, if not more, healing potential. Best of all, these ingredients are much cheaper and very easy to obtain.
Of course, you first want to start with preventative measures. Don’t irritate any outbreak by letting your hair rest anywhere on your face. The oils from your hair can cause acne to flare.
For women, make sure that you’re wearing a type of makeup that’s not adding to the acne problem. Keep your pores clean with a natural acne-fighting soap. Make sure that you’re getting plenty of minerals in your daily diet.
One mineral is especially helpful and that’s chromium. Chromium is used by the body to fight infections. Another mineral useful in the fight against acne is zinc. Make sure you use clean bed linens – especially a clean pillowcase. Your skin deposits oil and bacteria onto your pillowcase each time you use it.
Now when an outbreak does occur, just head to the pantry or refrigerator and use ingredients you probably already have in your home. First, try using a mask made of honey. Use organic honey mixed with an exfoliating ingredient such as oatmeal. If the mask feels too heavy or thick, you can mix it with a little bit of olive oil to thin it out.
Tomatoes are also good to use to treat acne. Cut the tomatoes and place them directly onto the acne bumps. Tomatoes contain malic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid. This type of natural acid helps your skin to shed dead skin cells. Alpha hydroxy acid is often an ingredient in over the counter medications used to treat acne.
Baking soda is also an effective, natural and very inexpensive way to treat acne. Simply mix the baking soda with water to create a facial mask. Baking soda exfoliates – so there’s no need to add an exfoliating ingredient.
Another natural cure for acne is yogurt. Yogurt contains microorganisms called probiotics. Yogurt can be used as a food to treat acne since it helps the body fight bad bacteria. But yogurt can also be used as a facial treatment. You can use plain yogurt. Simply place it on your face like you would a mask, leave on for 7 to 10 minutes and then rinse off.
You may not have any of this at home, but it would be worth your while to get it – and that’s aloe vera. This plant contains a gel within the leaves that can be applied to acne to get rid of the irritation and the swelling.