Pimples are more common in your adolescent years, the time when hormones & age work together to create a great combination in making acne flare-ups more likely. A good skin care practice is a must to deal with. Next, what is a good face wash to improve and prevent pimples?
Choosing the right soap or cleanser is one of the most important things when it comes to washing your face. Other factors — including the kind of water and the way on how you apply the cleanser may also have an effect.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below!
The right cleanser is necessary to clean dead cells on the skin, which also important to make sure your acne cream work effectively in treating acne.
The answer may vary from man to man and woman to woman. But the following are some common recommendation to follow!
Face may be the most acne prone skin, but most people also have other sites with acne prone skin such as chest, neck, upper arms, etc.
Taking a bath twice a day can help remove any dirt and unfriendly bacteria that can be potential to clog the skin’s opening pores. But don’t do ‘over washing’.
Over washing can lead to other new problems, such as dry skin. See also the link between dry skin and breakouts!
Never scrub your face when you wash it, otherwise this can be counterproductive — causing skin damage and provoke dry skin!
Roughly clean your face may also cause trauma to the breakouts, leading to acne scars.
So gently rub your face with friendly-cleanser! Also, use lukewarm water to rinse afterwards – avoid hot water!
It’d be better to avoid using scrubbing material, washcloth, sponge, or terrycloth. Use your hands and fingers!
A lot of bad environmental factors can affect the health of your skin. The most common one is probably UV rays.
If you are an individual with a lot of outdoor activities, use sunscreen with SPF (at least 30)!
For acne prone skin, light-liquid based /water based /free-oil sunscreens are your best bet. If necessary, wear a hat and other appropriate clothes to help protect your exposed skin from UV rays.
Don’t use any harsh soap to wash your face! Harsh soap may help reduce your excessive oil, but it can make the skin dry out. It can also cause skin irritation and redness!
What else? Here are other things you need to avoid:
- Avoid crushed aspirin! Some anecdotal reports show that crushed aspirin is probably a ‘natural’ fix to get rid of pimples – but in fact, this is only a myth and even could be harmful or cause skin irritation.
- Hiding your pimples with wrong accessories. For instance, if you have some pimples on the forehead, you may want to hide them with a tight-fitting headband /cap. This is a bad thing for the process of your healing since it provokes more friction, brings more heat, and also causes decreased oxygen into the skin.
You might also be tempted to get a facial to help improve the problem.
Taking facial sometimes can help treat and improve pimples, but typically it will not work at short time. Instead, your skin may look more irritated if you do this in a rush.
There is nothing wrong with facial, but if you will have a big event coming up, do this about 2-3 weeks beforehand.
For a quick fix, make an appointment with your dermatologist so you can comprehensive suggestion.
Your doctor /dermatologist can prescribe a specific over-the-counter cleanser that work best for your acne treatment. This idea is more recommended if your severe flare-ups of acne.
But if you’re on a budget. there are also affordable over-the-counter cleanser to choose from. This is worth a try for mild to moderate cases of acne flare-ups.
Here are some helpful tips :