Introduction to acne
Everyone probably knows by now, that there is no real cure for acne, but there is a way to prevent it. However, sometimes people can be unsure as to what the best solution is, since there are so many different products being advertised that claim that they can get rid of your acne for you.
In any case, there are several simple things that can be done that will usually be helpful for just about everyone in preventing acne.
The most important thing everyone must do in order to prevent acne is to wash the face regularly. When a person washes their face, they are getting rid of the dirt and oil that is causing the pores to clog, which is what causes acne, generally.
However, it is important to use mild soaps and to not overdo it, because excessive washing, especially with strong products, can cause dry skin, which is also a big problem that could make your acne even worse. It is also important to wash the face at least twice a day – in the morning and in the evening before bed. Also, during the day, especially if you have acne that has already broken out, you should refrain from popping these pimples yourself and generally, you should completely refrain from touching the skin and the acne with dirty hands, because this can lead to further infections.
There are also many acne creams that you can choose from on the market. The most important thing is that they are not oil, and also that they do not contain alcohol, because alcohol in skin creams can dry the skin. The three brands that are most recommended are usually Clean and Clear, Proactive and Neutrogena. However, it all depends on the type of skin you have. If you have oily skin, then look for a cream that helps with that particular problem and focuses on getting the oil out of the pores. Usually a person must go through a method of trial and error in order to see which cream is the most effective for their personal needs.
Another important thing to do is to eliminate enlarged pores, which are usually the root of most acne problems.
Sometimes it could be beneficial to steam the skin or maybe go to a sauna, which will open up the pores. Right after that, try washing the face with cold water to shrink them. This has been proven to be an effective solution.
It is also important to stay out of the direct sun, because long-term exposure to the sun can also cause the pores to expand and lead to more skin-related problems.