Whether a male or a female, acne breakout is the last thing, one ever wants. It not only leaves long-term imprints on the face but also on an individual’s confidence. So if you have been battling acne or the post scar problem, this article might be of some help to you.
Before telling you the relevant solutions, let us first understand what acne actually is and what can be the probable cause for it.
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples are all resultants of this. Though you see it pretty common in teenagers, in reality, no age group is spared from it.
But, what causes this pore clog in the first place? Well, blame it on your excess sebum production, hormonal changes, medications, bad diet, and stress. Your negligent skin hygiene and usage of comedogenic products are also the culprits.
If not addressed on time, it can lead to scarring (inflamed lesions), which, most of the time heal on its own but in severe cases call for a proper scar removal treatment. Here are some more tips to help you.
- Do Regular Cleansing
It cannot be stressed enough that for the skin to be healthy and glowing, you have to keep it clean. So, wash your face twice a day with a mild face wash or soap and moisturize immediately. There are cleaning balms or oils for double-cleansing if you require so.
- Refrain Squeezing
Whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples can get annoying to the extent that an individual cannot wait but pop them. This in return, aggravates the problem even further and causes infection and scarring. So, try strictly not to touch your face again and again and if feeling to popping those zits – please no!
- Avoid Heavy Makeup
Full makeup look might be a part of your routine but when you are battling an acne problem, you have to go a little easy on it. Most of the makeup products are comedogenic and hence, cause severe pore-clogging. So, it is best to avoid them and use tinted moisturizers and spot concealing techniques instead.
- Try Home Treatments
There are plenty of DIY remedies and over the counter products that work extremely well for treating acne issues. Salicylic acid, alpha hydroxyl acid, lactic acid, topical retinoid, niacinamide works quite great for de-clogging the pores and minimizing the appearance of scars. Application of aloe vera gel, tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, and green tea are some natural ways out.
- Resort to Clinic Procedures
Depending on your skin type and depth of the scars, there are plenty of lab procedures available; chemical peeling, micro-needling, dermal fillers, laser treatment, and dermabrasion to name a few. These can be a little expensive but worth a shot if they end your struggle with acne and scars.