You see the advertisements all the time, you can clear out acne, X out zits, & remove pimples with so many acne treatment solutions that it gets to be a chore just to decide on a acne removal remedy. I would like to suggest that you get to the basics of acne resolutions. Start by getting and understanding what acne is and how those zits are formed on your face. Armed with this knowledge you can now take your stance against pimples.
If you are a teenager, chances are pretty good that you have had some zits. Nearly 8 in 10 teens have acne, as well as many adults. So before you go putting egg on your face or making an oatmeal mask, first consider the source issue with acne. Pores become clogged if there is too much sebum, (an oil that lubricates your hair and skin), and too many dead skin cells. Bacteria, (especially propionibacterium acnes), can then get trapped inside the pores and multiply, causing swelling and redness, this is the root acne issue.
A whitehead occurs if a pore gets clogged up and closes, then bulges out from the skin. A blackhead occurs if a pore gets clogged up but stays open, allowing the top surface to darken. Often times the wall of the pore opens, allowing bacteria to make their way under the skin, which produces red bump called a pimple. Pimples are pus-filled infected lumps on the skin from the body’s reaction to the bacterial infection. When clogged pores open up very deep in the skin, it can cause nodules, which are infected lumps or cysts that are larger than pimples and can be painful. Periodically, large cysts that seem like acne may be boils caused by staph infections.
So how can you prevent zits and X Out acne? Choosing the right cleanser can help rid your skin of the bacteria that make their way into clogged hair follicles and lead to breakouts. Look at what the acne manufacturers are using in their medicated acne cleansers. Here you will discover 2 main ingredients, which vary depending on the manufacturer. Acne fighting cleansers use ingredients such as salicylic acid, which helps to keep the pores open, thus attempting to prevent clogged pores from occurring. Personally, I found that salicylic acid was ineffective for resolving my acne problem. Which leads me the the medicated acne ingredient that you will find in a large number of zit remedies or acne treatments.
Drum role please! This is the main ingredient that you need to know when considering ways to X Out acne. It’s benzoyl peroxide, because it exfoliates the skin and kills bacteria. As stated above you will find benzoyl peroxide in many medical acne cleansers. Now you can pay whatever you wish for any of those acne removal products that contain the very same active ingredient, or you can look at your alternatives.
It is important to consider some necessary acne removal factors, such as washing your hair, (to keep your hair free of dirt and oils), cleaning your hands regularly, (because you are always touching your face), and cleansing your face often. You also do not wish to damage your skin, so you might inquire about acne treatments and skin care with a dermatologist. But just to give you some insight, you can easily obtain a medicated bar of soap for removing acne, (such as a generic variety), that contains benzoyl peroxide for about $6 at your local walmart. It’s your skin, your money, and your zits, just consider informing yourself by comparing the active ingredients between the various medical pimple treatments.
After washing, you might consider using a moisturizer that will prevent your skin from dehydrating. This is especially true if you’re using an acne treatment that tends to dry the skin, such as benzoyl peroxide. There you have it, acne removal on the cheap!