If you are tired of having embarrassing acne on the surfaces of your skin, now is the time to do something about it. While dermatologists can help with this issue a great deal, there are things that you can try yourself from the comfort of your home as well.
Acne is no respecter of persons-it can affect people of all different ages, locations, and backgrounds. While many people think it only affects those in their teenage years, there are a staggering number of adults who continue to struggle with this skin condition throughout their lives.
You may find that it affects your confidence, and your desire to interact socially with others. You should not have to waste one more day worrying about the appearance of your skin-take matters into your own hands right away.
While they may not necessarily be as effective as prescription chemical compounds, there are natural household ingredients that you can use to combat the effects of acne on your skin. Most of these products have a drying effect on your epidermis, which can help to decrease the production of pimples.
Some claim that toothpaste is an effective spot treatment for pimples. Simply put a small amount of toothpaste on the offending spot on your face, and leave it on overnight while you sleep.
It should not have any negative effect on your face, and can help to dry out oily, trouble spots. Another often-effective method is the application of a kind of organic mask to your face.
The ingredients are all natural, and include corn flour and egg whites, oatmeal, honey, ground orange peel, nutmeg, cucumber, mint juice, and a number of other natural ingredients. Talk to your dermatologist or doctor before beginning a treatment of this kind, to ensure that it will not harm your skin in any way.
Try looking into the recipes for these different kinds of masks online. You may want to give one of them a try, and see if it works well for you-if it seems to aggravate or irritate the surfaces of your face, discontinue your use right away.
Be sure not to let the mask come into contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. Try using it once or twice a week, until you see positive results.
You may find that your skin produces less oil, and your zits may begin to gradually decrease in number and size. If you feel an ingredient is actually clogging your pores, do not use it-everyone’s skin reacts differently to different things, and what may work well for one person may not work for another.
Some have found that honey mixed with cinnamon powder has a very desirable effect when applied to the face. You can allow it to remain on you overnight, or you can leave it on for a half an hour before bed.
If these types of natural masks do not seem effective or appealing to you, there are other over the counter options you can try as well. Benzyl peroxide lotion is one of the most commonly used items for the treatment of acne.
It significantly dries any oil production, and sheds off the top layer of the epidermis. It may cause additional redness when you first begin its use, but this will generally subside over time.
One of the most important things you can do in the way of treatment is to keep the surface of your face clean at all times. Do not touch your epidermis, as this spreads oil and bacteria.
Only wear oil-free makeup, and in moderation. Never leave it on when you are going to bed.
This can help to reduce the number of zits that you wake up with in the morning. Make sure that you maintain the proper balance of moisture on your surfaces, so that they are not overly moist, nor overly dry.
Try not to squeeze any affected areas, as this will only allow the introduction of addition bacteria. It can also cause unsightly scars to form, which can be worse than the acne, itself.
Talk to your dermatologist about what you can do to stop the production of pimples, and regain control of your complexion. Try some of the previously mentioned remedies, and see if one is effective for you.
By Tommy Greene