We know how hard it can be to deal with acne because most people have experience it at one point, or more, in life. One thing you may not know about your skin is that sleep is extremely important for the health of skin. In fact, your entire body will age much better if you get good sleep in your life. But, the first place you can see the effects of a less than good night\’s sleep is in your skin. So rest well and do all those good things to keep your body healthy along with your skin. A good cleansing program which includes removing dead skin from your facial skin will be a tremendous help.
What you should do when you see a new blemish forming is to simply not mess with it. This is the wisest thing that you can do even though it is very difficult. You really don\’t want to push on it because the sebum and the bacteria can spread. Just apply an acne treatment, and keep your face as clean as possible. Inside of the blemish, you have bacterial growth and the waste products that they create. Sebum is also inside of the pore. Your best course of action is to apply non-comedogenic cover-up to the blemish, and also treat the bacteria that is growing in the pores.
For women with acne and who like wearing make-up, then you have to approach this very carefully. First, it is really very important that the make-up you use is suitable for your skin type. This will create the most favorable conditions for your skin and will result in less irritation.
If your skin is oily, then be sure you only use make-up that is water based. You want to totally avoid oil-based make up and skin care products. But just be sure you do not make your skin dry if your skin is usually too oily. This will cause your skin to sense the dryness and then kick in with oil production. This may seem counter-intuitive but this is a well-known fact about the skin.
If you have a zit on your face that is ready to be popped, it is recommended that you pop this formation. It is definitely time to pop the pimple if the content is near the surface of the skin, and it hurts. You will not damage the skin or caused blood to flow when it is at this point. You also minimize skin damage. It is recommended that you get a washcloth with warm water and soak this area. By applying non-acute pressure around the formation itself, after you have used the washcloth to open the pores, you\’re ready to pop the zit. It is only ready when you apply a tiny amount of pressure to the pimple and it pops open – don\’t force it! To make sure the area is clean, use gentle cleansers on your face afterwards.
If you have been struggling with acne for some period of time, then you probably should get professional help. It really all depends on your situation, how much knowledge you have, and what kind of acne you have. You may have the kind of acne that really only responds to prescription medicine. So just see your doctor and probably a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis.