Your skin is a beautiful canvas that you have control over. Your skin’s appearance reflects your lifestyle, so it’s important to take care of it. Acne can be embarrassing and painful, but there are many ways to treat this common condition. There are some things you should do for acne care and others that may not work as well or may even cause more harm than good. In this blog post from Apple Queen Beauty, we’ll talk about the do’s and dont’s when treating acne in order to get clearer skin with less pain and embarrassment!
Don’t Forget to Wash Face After Wearing Make-Up
It’s important to cleanse the skin daily, this includes after wearing make-up. Makeup clogs pores and traps dirt in your skin. Most people forget to wash their face at the end of the day or some may even be aware of it but are too tired to do so.
Failing to wash your face after wearing makeup will lead to annoying breakouts. Wearing a foundation every day can also layer on dead skin cells, which prevent proper cleaning of the face. After you wear make-up, be sure to wash your face with a mild cleanser to remove excess dirt and other particles that could irritate acne further.
Take Note of the Food You Eat
Everyone knows that what you eat can have an impact on your skin’s appearance, but many don’t know the extent to which diet affects acne.
For starters, greasy foods cause pimples because they are high in fat and oil which clog pores.
Some studies show that the consumption of dairy or milk may also trigger acne breakouts.
Try to avoid drinking too much milk, eating starchy food, or too many chocolate bars if you already have acne problems.
Don’t Use Harsh Facial Chemicals
Some acne treatments can cause more harm than good.
Harsh chemicals such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid can strip away a layer of skin, especially if you have sensitive skin.
If you have severe acne, it is best to use a milder facial cleanser instead of applying chemical-laden creams to your face.
It is best to ask advice from a specialist on what facial cleanser or product is better for your skin.
Do Go For a Facial Extraction
Blackheads are caused by excess sebum production.
When pores are clogged, they produce a dark substance called melanin which can look unsightly on the skin’s surface.
An extraction facial from Apple Queen Beauty can clear out your pores and reduce your chances of a breakout.
If you do not have enough time to go to the salon, try to exfoliate your face regularly to get rid of the dirt and dead skin cells that could exacerbate blackheads.
It is not recommended to pop out your blackheads by yourself because you may leave behind scars. Be sure to get professional help if you have issues with your face being dirty or oily.
Don’t Pick on Your Acne
Picking your acne can lead to future scars, so avoid it at all costs.
Do not touch, pop, or scratch your pimples or acne lesions – this is a quick way to worsen the problem and spread around bacteria on the area.
If you have inflamed acne with a lot of pus, consult a specialist before popping out any spots.
You may also end up causing more harm by squeezing those blemishes because some forms of bacteria enter through open pores.
It’s important that you keep your hands away from those skin irritations as much as possible.
Do Use Aloe vera to Help With Acne Irritation
Acne irritations can take a toll on your social life.
The redness and swelling make it look like you have skin infections or something worse when in reality, they are merely irritating breakouts.
If the acne is not too severe, aloe vera may be able to help with calming your skin down.
Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties so it will soothe sensitive spots while also reducing redness.
If you have a lot of irritating acne, it is best to let a specialist handle the problem instead of applying aloe vera straight from your kitchen.
Don’t Touch Your Face
When you are anxious, stressed out, or on the go, the first thing that you might do is touch your face.
This habit may seem innocent enough but it can cause acne flare-ups because your hands are covered with dirt and oil from all of the places they have been.
Remember to wash your hands before touching any part of your body so you do not transfer anything unwanted onto your skin.
This blog post has provided you with all the information you need to know about acne care dos and don’ts.
We hope this helps clear up any confusion or misinformation that may be floating around your head!
If not, please feel free to contact us for more advice on how best to take care of your skin.