Having acne can be really depressing. You always wash your face and take care of your skin, and yet, the acne doesn’t stop popping up everywhere! Will it ever go away?! Yes. There are multiple cleansing techniques and a few special ideas I have for you to get rid of your pesky acne once and for all!
As soon as you feel a break out coming, act on it! Immediately start dabbing a spot treatment that contains salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or both. This will help calm down the infected area. One of the biggest mistakes people with acne make is they pick at it. DON’T! This creates scaring and makes the acne stay longer. Let it run its natural course. The pimple will eventually go down and smooth over. If you pick at it, a scab will remain in that area for a while.
Unfortunately, some of us have acne that decides to cover our whole face…it also doesn’t go away. Make sure to wash your face twice a day with face wash that contains acne fighting ingredients. Try using a concealer that contains salicylic acid so it treats while it covers. Also, before going to sleep, place a hot towel over your face. This will open up your pores and allows for oxygen to get deep down in your skin. Talk to your dermatologist if the acne isn’t going away.
Once the acne starts to go away, don’t stop doing your normal acne routine! You want the acne to stay away. If dark spots from your previous acne are still noticeable, reach for a treatment with brightening ingredients like licorice or soy. This will lift up the skin and leave your face glowing. Don’t be discouraged if acne starts to appear. It’s normal and so many people are fighting this battle every day!
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