Skin Care and Acne

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 26th, 2010

How can you avoid acne infections with simple skin care techniques?

Do you know that just by following some simple skin care techniques you can avoid the problem of acne? Here are those techniques. Follow these suggestions and stay away from acne.

Regularly wash your face

Wash your face with a mild cleanser three times a day. Also wash your face after heavy exercise. Generally, some people with acne try to stop outbreaks and oil production by scrubbing their skin using strong detergent soaps and rough scrub pads. Though scrubbing will not improve acne; it can make the problem worse. Importantly, don?t forget to rinse your skin after washing.

Shaving and acne

Those who have acne can use electric or safety razor which is more comfortable for them. Guys who use a safety razor should use a sharp blade. They should soften their beard thoroughly with soap and water before applying shaving cream. Nicking blemishes can be avoided by shaving lightly and only when necessary.

Don?t handle your skin frequently

People who squeeze, pick or pop their zits develop scars or dark blotches on their face. They should also avoid rubbing and touching their skin lesions.

Avoid sunburn and suntan

Many of the medications used to treat acne can make a person more likely to sunburn. Sunburn that reddens the skin or suntan that darkens the skin may make blemishes less visible and make the skin feel drier. But these benefits are only temporary. And, there are known risks of excessive sun exposure such as more rapid skin aging. There is risk of developing skin cancer too.

Tips for choosing makeup

If you are getting treatment for acne you need to change some of the cosmetics you use. Cosmetics you use should be oil free. It will be hard to apply foundation evenly during the first few weeks of treatment. It is because the skin becomes red or scaly with the use of topical tretinoin or benzoyl peroxide. Oily hair products may eventually spread over the forehead and cause closed comedones. So it is advisable to use products that are labeled as noncomedogenic. And, in some people, even these products may cause acne. So it is necessary to take extra care with makeup.

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