Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Acne: Don't Do That
Blackhead /Pimple are ready to come out? Can you control the urge?
Avoid hairstyles in which the hair is constantly touching your face. Shampoo your hair regularly.
Avoid exposing your skin to too much cold, heat and sunlight. Sunlight may improve your acne for a while, but it won't cure it. Too much exposure to sunlight can lead to burning and skin cancer.
Use a water-based moisturizer. Greasy or oily creams and foundations block the pores and may cause pimples.
First, wash your face and hands. Then, use two tissues one in each hand to gently stretch the skin near the pimple to gently ease the contents out of the skin. Do not squeeze them. Do not use bare fingers!
Follow with antiseptic dab or tea tree oil. Last words, DON'T TOUCH, or you will introduce bacteria and create an infection (a pimple).
If you apply too much pressure on the blackhead prone area, it may become red due to the breaking up of tiny veins present there. In that case, splash some cool water and immediately apply a good moisturizer to that area.
Never use astringents with harsh alcohols and soaps that over dry the skin. This can make acne even worse. Here is how. If they make the skin over dry, the oil glands will overcompensate and secrete even more oil. You may even develop dermatitis and skin that feels taut and dry.
Don't go for facials too often, not more than every six weeks. However, at-home masks every week or two is fine. Going for facials (extractions, massage, exfoliation) too often can actually inflame or irritate the skin.
Do you have mysterious bumps on your forehead, especially around your hairline? If yes, then check the haircare products you use. Alcohol, emollients, and the fragrances in some gels and sprays can aggravate the skin. So, we recommend you to discontinue the use of such products.
Keep your hands off your face. And don't get into the habit of resting your chin on your hands