Acne can have a minor form which is common during the teenage years and usually fades away with age and can be easily treated. A more severe form, called cystic acne, can be much more serious. Cystic acne can cause disfiguring dents in the skin which never go away. This article can help you to discover the type of acne you have and what treatment is advised.
If you have a breakout, resist the urge to scratch or “pop” any pimples. This could cause an infection, scaring, or maybe even both. Try over-the-counter medications, creams, and astringents first. If your acne worsens, consider making an appointment with a dermatologist who can suggest something more effective.
Acne can be treated efficiently by a professional dermatologist. If your insurance covers dermatology visits, or you have the finances to pay on your own, you should go see a dermatologist. Dermatologists have deep knowledge about all types of skin problems and will select the most effective, medical-grade techniques to treat your specific type of acne.
A paste of cinnamon and honey can be beneficial as an acne treatment. Combine ground cinnamon with a dab of honey to form a paste and apply it to the acne. Cinnamon is a natural antiseptic and honey is a natural antibiotic. Together they can relieve and cure a breakout.
The best way to prevent acne is to keep your hands off the face. Most people touch their face many times a day, and hands are full of bacteria that gets into pores on the face. Avoid touching the face with hands to keep dirt, oil and bacteria from inflaming facial pores.
If you have a small acne breakout, spot treatment can sometimes be the best option. Spot treating allows you to subject only the affected area to harsh chemicals (rather than your entire face). There are many spot treatments available, both over the counter and through a Dermatologist.
Try to avoid touching your face throughout the day. Many times we put our hands or fingers on our face without even thinking about it. Our hands have bacteria on them that we pick up from various surfaces. That bacteria then gets in to our pores and creates the pimples that make up acne.
When you have breakouts or acne, you want to get it gone – fast. Be careful, however, of going overboard with either facial scrubs or drying agents such as products containing AHAs. Many a face has suffered from irritation, dryness, redness, and eventual wrinkling by a too-aggressive approach to controlling what were, in retrospect, minor facial issues.
Avoid touching your face with dirty hands. Fingers and hands are the part of the body that collect the most germs, mostly due to the fact that people touch many objects throughout the day. If you must touch your face for some reason, make sure you wash your hands with warm water and soap first.
As revealed previously, acne can cause severely disfiguring pits in the skin. In the active phase the skin will have blemishes which can be large and have an angry red color. By following the steps outlined in this article, it can usually be treated and cleared up, although doctor’s assistance is recommended in more severe cases.