Wash Up After Sweating
If you want to prevent an acne breakout, make sure you clean up after sweating. Sweat will clog pores, so wash it off. Take a warm shower for around fifteen minutes if you have been sweating a good sweat.
Gently washing your face is the way to go. Don’t scrub! Putting too much pressure on your face when you wash can take off layers of the skin and leave it vulnerable to oil and breakouts. Putting too much pressure on your skin when you wash your face can injure the sensitive skin you are trying to keep clean and can leave it more damaged than anything else. You don’t want to have scrubbing scars do you? You need to have a firm but gentle touch when you wash your face. This sounds harder than it actually is.
Here is a hint: if you have a bright red face after you finish your skin care routine, your routine is too harsh. The goal is to have a flush, but that flush should not be beet red. Go for the glow, not the stoplight effect.
Keep your skin clean: Wash your face twice a day with a mild, non-comedogenic cleanser to remove excess oil, dirt, and makeup. Avoid using hot water or scrubbing your skin too harshly, as it can worsen acne.
Aloe Vera is a very well-known and popular nautral treatment for acne as well as for some other skin conditions.
Aloe Vera can reduce skin inflammation and promote healing due to its soothing properties, and is beneficial for acne in a number of ways.
Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory properties so it is good for dealing with the inflammation caused by acne; you can apply Aloe Vera to your acne-prone areas.
Aloe Vera is also anti-bacterial. This can help by attacking the bacteria which will cause acne break-outs. If you apply Aloe Vera to the affected areas you can slow down and inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria.
To use Aloe Vera for acne treatment you begin by washing your face with a good cleanser to remove any dirt or oil. You then use an Aloe Vera lotion or gel which does not have any added extra chemicals to apply a thin layer of Aloe Vera to the affected area. You then allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat the area dry with a soft towel. Do this 1-2 time per day on the affeced area.
Accutane and Benzoyl Peroxide
Using Accutane and Benzoyl Peroxide can halp a lot with aggressive and cystic acne.
Accutane is available by prescrition and can be used where other treatments for acne have not been successful; for acne that has not responded to other treatments.
A lot of doctors and dermatologists advocate the use of accutane for acne that is not as severe as cystic acne may be, but do not recommend its use for children under the age of twelve.
Accutane works by reducing the amount of oil and sebum that the skin produces, therefore helps prevents acne from forming.
Accutane is a drug that’s taken orally in the form of a capsule over a period of usually 15-20 weeks.
Accutane may have some side-effects, especially if not used correctly. Some side effects may include dry skin, peeling skin, jont pain, headaches, and dry eyes and mouth.
Because of these side-effects accutane is only prescibed to people who have serious and aggressive acne.
Benzoyl Peroxide is a topical that is commonly used in acne treatment. You can get Benzoyl Peroxide as a cream, a gel or as skin-wash.
Benzoyl Peroxide can be a very effective treatment for acne; it works by unclogging pores and by reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria on the skin. This helps prevent new break-outs.
The mechanism of action of Benzoyl Peroxide is that it has both antibacterial and exfoliating properties.
It works by killing the bacteria that causes acne and by removing dead skin, oils and other debris from the skin which may clogg pores and cause a break-out.
Benzoyl Peroxide is used by applying it directly to the skin as a cream, or topical once or twice daily or as directed my a health professional. It is recommended that you thouroughly clean and dry-out your skin before applying the Benzoyl Peroxide.
There may be some side-effects with the use of Benzoyl Peroxide. Some people might experience dryness, redness, skin peeling or even a temporoary increase in the acne breakouts. These side effects are usually well-tolerated by people, and can be managed by changing the dosage of Benzoyl Peroxide or by adjusting the frequency with which they apply it.
You may also have to take some precautions with Benzoyl Peroxide; it may have a bleaching effect on your hair, or your towels so it is suggested that you avoid letting Benzoyl Peroxide come into contact with your clothes.
Benzoyl Peroxide is often used in combination therapy wth some other treatments such as other topicals or oral antibiotics. This may increase the efficiency of treatment.
Benzoyl Peroxide is very effective as an acne treatment and is often used for mild to severe acne. A reason it is used so commonly is because it is also an affordable treatment, in being in-expensive, as well as being very effective.