Tips to Help Reduce Your Acne

Tips to Help Reduce Acne

By Clara Nawfal

May 12th 2021

Acne is a skin condition that can come in all manners, sometimes even aggressive. It is a condition that occurs when your hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It further causes whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Acne affects people of all ages; however, studies show that it is most common in teenagers. Acne can be a persistent condition, but there are many treatments for it that are beneficial and highly effective.

During treatment, pimples and bumps heal slowly, and when one begins to go away, others seem to crop up. Depending on its severity, acne can cause emotional distress and scar the skin. The earlier you start treatment, the lower your risk of such problems.

Symptoms of Acne vary depending on the severity of your condition. Symptoms, usually appearing on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders, can be identified as the following:

· Whiteheads (closed clogged pores)

· Blackheads (open clogged pores)

· Small red, tender bumps (papules)

· Pimples (pustules), which are papules with pus at their tips

· Large, solid, painful lumps under the skin (nodules)

· Painful, pus-filled lumps under the skin (cystic lesions)

Self-care remedies can demonstrate a positive effect in attacking acne and keeping it under control, however if it does not clear up, you can see your primary care doctor, so he or she can prescribe stronger medications suitable to treat the acne.

For many women, acne can persist for decades, with flares common a week before menstruation. This type of acne tends to clear up without treatment in women who use contraceptives.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that some popular non-prescription acne lotions, cleansers and other skin products can cause a serious reaction. This type of reaction is quite rare, so don't confuse it with any redness, irritation or itchiness that occurs in areas where you've applied medications or products.

Daily remedies are important in the routine of self-care towards acne, including good cleansers and lotions that work well with acne either preventing, maintaining or clearing up acne. Modernized clinical procedures such as LED light therapy, acne peels and microdermabrasion or even lasers are also very useful and can help in treating acne and acne scars.

Toners play an important role regarding treatment of acne, and there are numerous options depending on type of skin, for example for oily skin, dry skin and so on. Popular brands that can be found and purchased from Amazon with great ratings are provided below:

1. Vinopure Natural Salicylic Acid Pore Minimizing Toner (oily skin)

2. Clear Pore Oil-Eliminating Astringent

3. Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner (Glow Recipe)

4. Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution (The Ordinary)

5. Glycolic Acid Toner (Mario Badescu)

6. Tone Balance Elixir (Isla)

7. Heroine Mandelic & Licorice Superfood Glow Toner (Heroine)

Many of these products can be dearer than others, however according to many dermatologists and women who have put them to the test, there are plenty of products that can be found easily at most drugstores for just 20$ and under. These products include:

1. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clay Mask for Oily Skin – purchase price $20

2. Cetaphil, which has a massive range in skin products. The foam wash is one of the best for acne and can be purchased for as little as $9

3. Lovely Skin Luxe Mattifying Antioxidant Moisturizer – purchase price $60

4. The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Daily Solution – purchase price $22

5. Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Mask and Scrub – purchase price $28

6. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash – purchase price $7

7. Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser – purchase price $4

8. Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Facial Cleanser – purchase price $8

Many of these products have been tested by many females and proven to work wonders towards achieving a healthy and clear looking skin. Research on products is highly recommended before purchasing and using them to determine its effects and if it suits your skin type.

Overall, care for the skin should be a priority for both men and women, general care that is. Although when a condition is evident such as acne, it is crucial that one seeks professional and medical advice and strictly follows a daily routine and skin rituals to ensure the skin remains in a beautiful and healthy condition and prevent a more serious diagnosis.

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