How To Clear Up Acne

No one likes acne, but many people have it. Are you plagued by this bothersome skin condition? Have you tried just about everything you can think of? Well, we have some new ideas you may have not tried yet. The following article contains some tips that you can try if you are sick and tired of dealing with acne.

There are two different main acne medications in over the market products. There are salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Chances are, if you are using products geared to clear acne such as neutrogena skin id, the main ingredient is one of these two medications. If your current products contain benzoyl peroxide, buy new products that contain salicylic acid. And if you are currently using salicylic acid, switch to benzoyl peroxide. Sometimes our skin just gets used to one thing and it stops working. Switching things up should really help.

Another great thing you can do to help you get rid of acne is use a spot treatment (this also helps against age spots). Spot treatments usually contain one of the two main acne fighting medications, benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. They are designed to be used on a blemish or developing blemish. It is best to put it on the spot as soon as you even think a pimple might be forming. Follow the directions on the treatment, some say to put on a couple times a day, some want you to use it more. Just be careful not to overuse it as it can dry out your skin since the medicine is a little stronger than that used in medicated face wash or lotion.

Be careful how much you exfoliate your skin. While exfoliating is important, it is also important not to overdo it. When you exfoliate you are removing dead skin from your face. That’s a good thing. If you exfoliate too much, you are simply irritating your skin, and this can lead to more pimples.

Wash your face twice a day. Washing your face is one of the best ways to remove acne causing dirt and bacteria. When dirt and bacteria seep down into your pores, and the pores get clogged, that is what causes acne. By keeping your face clean, you are helping keep it acne free, and also avoiding wrinkles on the chin. Just like exfoliating, though, do not do it too much, a couple times a day is usually enough. Washing your face too often can irritate it and cause blemishes.

If you have been consistent in washing your face a couple times a day, treating your blemishes and you haven’t seen improvement in a couple weeks, it may be time to contact a dermatologist. A dermatologist can offer more suggestions once he sees your skin. He may also decide to prescribe a medication for you to take orally or one for you to apply to your skin. These aren’t magic and require consistency to work.

You can manage your acne by following a comprehensive routine. Keep on fighting it and you will be staring at beautiful skin in the mirror before you know it.