When you are a teenager, dealing with acne is just part of life. It is inconvenient and can make us embarrassed but we can take comfort in knowing that everyone else at school is dealing with the same thing. Grownups are not supposed to get acne. This is why so many of us are so embarrassed by the occasional breakout or zit. Waking up to find some spots or bumps sends us right back into our teenage angst. Worse, as an adult a lot of these spots and bumps can be very painful. Here are some things you can do to fight acne (no matter how old you are).
Are you regularly getting all of the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that you need to stay healthy? You might not know this yet, but not eating a balanced diet can cause some people to break out. For some, acne is a warning sign that they need to change their diets and fast. Correcting this type of acne could be as easy as taking a multi-vitamin each day. Even though the multi-vitamin might not fix all of your nutrient deficiencies, it can do quite a lot to restore balance in your system. If you are malnutritioned, your body is making a bunch of extra sebum which is getting into your pores and clogging them which causes breakouts-this is why many people think acne is a sign of bigger health issues. So make sure that you are eating the right foods and getting enough vitamins and nutrients.
Try not to touch your face. The majority of the population doesn’t realize just how much time they spend touching their faces every day. Touching our faces is one of the reasons that pimples keep coming back. Take a minute to think about this. If you touch something and then touch your face, in essence, you are touching your face with that something. Your hands always have a thin layer of oil on them and when you rest your face in your hands, you are transferring that oil into your pores. This is partly what makes it so easy for you to catch the flu: you pick up something that has been touched by someone who is sick and then later brush something off of your face and transfer the germs right onto your face where they have easy access to your nose, eyes, mouth, ears and pores: all places to infect with the flu! So keep your hands off of your face.
If you are unable to keep your hands away from your face make sure to wash your hands often! To keep the breakouts to a minimum keep your hands clean by washing them often.
When you do experience a breakout or some acne, treat it but don’t pick it! Do not squeeze pimples or pick at zits. You never want to mess with your acne. You can still wash your face and you might even want to treat some acne with acne reducing products but do not ever pick or pop your pimples. Sometimes acne will take a little bit of time to heal. What would you like to see the most? A few days with a pimple or years and years of acne scars? There are a lot of reasons that a person suffers from acne. Whether you get a zit only once in a while or you suffer from bad breakouts every day does not matter–what does matter is understanding that everyone deals with acne. People of all ages get acne and some need more help with it than others. There is a huge variety of solutions for people who suffer from skin issues. You might be able to cure it with a good over the counter facial cleanser. A dermatologist’s help might be needed to treat your skin issues. Just keep trying and soon you’ll find the solution you’ve been looking for!