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How to Handle Your Acne Skin?
Already have acne? Follow these guidelines may help you to treat acne skin.
Gently Wash Skin
Wash your skin with a mild
cleanser, once in the morning and once in the evening and after heavy
exercise. Wash your face from under the jaw to the hairline. Some
people with acne may try to stop outbreaks and oil production by
scrubbing their skin and using strong detergent soaps and rough scrub
pads. However, scrubbing will not improve acne; in fact, it can make
the problem worse. You can ask your health care provider for advice on
the best type of cleanser to use. It is important that you thoroughly
rinse your skin after washing. Astringents are not recommended unless
the skin is very oily, and then they should be used only on oily spots.
Dermatologists also recommend that patients regularly shampoo their
hair. Those with oily hair may want to shampoo it every day.
Shaving and Acne
(Shave with Care) Guys who
shave and who have acne can test both electric and safety razors to see
which is more comfortable. Guys who use a safety razor should use a
sharp blade and soften their beard thoroughly with soap and water
before applying shaving cream. Nicking blemishes can be avoided by
shaving lightly and only when necessary.
Avoid Frequent Handling of your Skin
squeeze, pick or pop their zits risk developing scars or dark blotches.
People should avoid rubbing and touching their skin lesions. Please
don't pop pimples, you'll get scars.
Avoid a Sunburn or Tanning Too
Many of the
medications used to treat acne can make a person more likely to
sunburn. A sunburn that reddens the skin or suntan that darkens the
skin may make blemishes less visible and make the skin feel drier.
However, these benefits are only temporary, and there are known risks
of excessive sun exposure, such as more rapid skin aging and a risk of
developing skin cancer.
If you are being treated for
acne you may need to change some of the cosmetics you use. All
cosmetics should be oil free, when in doubt read the label. It may be
hard to apply foundation evenly during the first few weeks of treatment
because the skin may be red or scaly, particularly with the use of
topical tretinoin or benzoyl peroxide. Oily hair products may
eventually spread over the forehead, causing closed comedones. Products
that are labeled as noncomedogenic (do not promote the formation of
closed pores) should be used; in some people, however, even these
products may cause acne. So be careful with makeup.
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