How to Remove Acne And Pimples
Wash Your Face Daily
The first and most important rule isn't ground breaking Remember to wash your face! Cleansing and treating your skin twice a day is the best way to keep breakouts away. For those emergencies when you're just too tired to wash your face, keep a stash of face wipes in the drawer of your nightstand. This way if you get home super late and don’t feel like going all the way to the sink, you can still go to bed with clean skin!
Use the Right Face Cleanser
Buying a generic face wash won’t necessarily improve your complexion; for a cleanser to be most effective, you have to pay attention to your skin’s needs and pick the ingredients accordingly. If your skin tends to be oily, choose products with salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or glycolic acid. For sensitive skin, look for remove acne and pimples with lactic acid or hydrating ingredients like glycerine, which aren’t as drying as those made for oilier types.
Don't Over-Exfoliate Your Skin
Scrubbing your face daily with grainy cleansers and exfoliating products can do more harm than good. When done too often, it can cause redness, inflammation, and irritation. Exfoliating a pimple can pull away healthy skin cells and create an open wound and higher risk for scarring, says Jessica Weiser, MD, from New York Dermatology Group. Exfoliation should be done with caution, and not more than 2-3 times a week maximum.
Worried moisturizer will make your acne worse? Think again — it can actually help improve your skin. If the skin surface is dry and dehydrated, the oil glands tend to overproduce oil and this can make acne worse, Rd. Weiser says. Hydrating the skin surface can re-balance oil glands and help control acne and improve healing. When buying a moisturizer, she recommends looking for a lightweight, oil-based product that won’t clog your pores. Dr. Levin likes Differing Soothing Moisturizer because it's a great lightweight pH balanced moisturizer you can use in combination with acne topical treatments.
Wash Your Face Post-Workout
After sweating, immediately use an exfoliating cleanser to help keep your pores clear and remove excess oil, says Dr. Zain Osage of ZO Skin Health. Try keeping Neutrogena Rapid Clear Treatment Pads in your gym bag or locker for those times you need an on-the-go cleanse. These will remove any leftover dirt while treating your skin with acne fighting salicylic acid. If you have body acne, taking a shower as soon as possible after working out is also key. It turns out that standing around in tight, sweaty workout clothes puts you at the greatest risk for clear your skin and rashes. The whole idea is that the bacteria that live on the skin can get trapped in the hair follicles and cause inflammation, says dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Hale. “The more you work out in the heat the more likely this is. Dr. Levin agrees that showering right after a workout is your best defines against body acne. But in a pinch, body wipes like the Yun Shower Sheets will do the trick.