Thursday, 22 December 2011

How to Prevent Acne From Getting the Best of You


So you got acne, how are going to keep it from getting the best of you? Well there are certain things you can do to make it a non issue for you. Here is how you can do it.

Reduce And Cover-Up

Once you develop acne, one of the first things you think of is how to cover it up and how to prevent it from coming back. Well if these are your thoughts, then you have already on your way to not let acne get the best of you.

To start with, you are not alone. Close to 50 million people in the United States, mainly teenagers, will develop acne sometime this year. So you see, you have plenty of company.

If you have acne, the first thing you want to do is get rid of it, but do not touch the acne or pop or squeeze them because it will simply spread the infection and could leave scars on your face. To reduce the size and redness of acne, use some Visine.

Put some Visine on a cotton swab and then dab it on the pimple. Let it dry and then you can cover it up with make-up or a spot acne cream. The swelling and redness should start to go away and be gone in less than a week.

Next Steps

Once you have taken those first initial steps to address the acne you currently have, then it is time to address acne permanently, to prevent it from taking the best of you in the future.

Cleanse your face twice a day with a cleanser that is designed for your face and focuses on preventing acne.Exfoliating should be performed once or twice a week to remove the dead skin and bacteria from your face.Moisturizing your face with emphasis on the dry areas. This moisturizer should also have a sunscreen to prevent premature aging of your skin.

Final Steps

By doing these steps you should be able to stop out breaks of acne. But every now and then you may see one or two pimples erupt. If you do see this, do not panic, take the steps outlined in Reduce and Cover Up and address each individual pimple on a case-by-case basis.

By doing these two steps, addressing each individual pimple on a case-by-case basis, and treating it before it becomes a problem, you can get rid of pimples and prevent them from coming back so they will not get best of you.

Jimmy C has been studying skin care for many years because of his skin problems in his youth and he is the Editor in Chief of a number of skin care web sites. He has studied many aspects of caring for the bodies skin and keeping it youthful and free of irritants.

He has helped many people keep their youthful appearance and operates the web site which discusses many aspects of caring for the skin.

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