Are you trying to get rid of zits forever (well, of course you do)? We know that sometimes its hard to find the perfect regime, or products that will be in your favor. However, below are the 10 rules that you should live by and soon enough, you’ll get that perfect skin you’ve always wanted.
1. Keep Your Face Clean!!
Don’t forget to wash your face every morning, night, and after the gym with a cleanser that has 2% salicylic acid. Sure your makeup can cover up those nasty zits, but it also traps free radicals against your skin. Try out Burt’s Bees Acne Purifying Gel Cleanser.
2. DO NOT pop your zits!
Yes, we know it’s very hard to resist doing so, but popping your pimples will only result in inflammation, scarring, and more acne. If you’re truly tempted, some experts suggests doing something productive with your hand, consider using a squeeze toy.
3. But what if you did already?
Disinfect the area with a 2.5% benzoyl peroxide product like Neutrogena OntheSpot Acne Treatment, Vanishing Formula, and dot on with Clean & Clear Advantage Popped Pimple Relief Drying Paste, recommended by dermatologist, Doris Day.
4. Give it time.
The products that contains ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, glycolic, or salicylic acid, have been proven success in clinical trials. These products needs at least six weeks to see results. If nothing has changed by week six, the products will never work for you. Then it’s time to see a dermatologist-prescription products, or in-office treatments may offer some relief.
5. Try retinoids
Retinoids aren’t only for wrinkles. They can also help with fading spots, build collagen, and prevent acne. Try using it at night, instead of your overnight acne treatment, dot a pea-size amount on your fingertips and rub it all over your face. Using them on the skin as a whole will help with cell turnover. We highly recommend Retinol Anti-Aging Serum A+CTIVE Softens
You need to prevent your acne from forming-meaning treating your skin that’s prone to pimples even if there are none present. Early intervention will lead to clear complexion. Spot-treating your pimples will only reduce its lifespan by one to two days. So make sure to use all acne produces over your entire face, not just on existing pimples.
However, don’t overuse your acne products-it will lead to excess drying, and in some cases, chemical burns. Apply only the amount recommended on the packaging, usually enough for a thin layer. Finish with an oil free moisturizer. Try out Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture, Combination Skin
8. Relax, calm down
Did you know that stress hormones increase oil production? This can lead to clogged pores and whiteheads. So stay calm! Relax! We know it’s easier said than done, but try to make the effort to relax when you can-do yoga or meditate for 30 minutes, tai chi, running, a warm bath, or even having sex will make you have less acne.
9. Don’t forget to protect your skin
Acne products can make your skin more susceptible to sun damage, so you’ll need to make sure to protect yourself with something like an SPF 30 or higher. Look for formulas labled noncomedogenic, which won’t clog pores. Try out the Coppertone Oil Free Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
10. And finally, see results, fade the scars
Sure, the pimples are gone. You’ve seen the results, but it doesn’t mean it disappeared. Make sure to pick up a scar treatment with salicylic acid and licorice-root extract, similar to Clearasil Ultra Acne + Marks Acne Treatment Spot. Apply this on dark spots to fade them over time.
Do you have anymore tips and tricks? Let us know in the comments below.