Zits! We all get them from time to time. However, if your facial pimples are as relentless as mine used to be, you may need a new plan of attack in getting rid of them. This article is going to give you the 4 step formula for knocking out facial pimples in a matter of days AND prevent them from coming back.
This is a long term strategy. It’s a regimen for keeping zits at bay every single day. So, without further ado, let’s dive right in.
1. Wash Your Face Before Bed – This is without a doubt a mandatory first step. Without washing your face before bedtime, you’re leaving all the dirt, oil and dry skin out on the table at night. This is like a buffet for bacteria to feast on and multiply.
More bacteria means more clogged pores and more clogged pores means…yup, acne city!
I recommend a three prong approach for washing your face. First, try a gentle exfoliation solution like St. Ives Apricot scrub. With your fingers, gently massage the sandy scrub into your wet face. You’ll want to open up your pores by splashing on some hot water first.
After that, Wash (using your hands) with Dove moisterizing soap. Pat dry with a towel.
Finally, you’ll want to spot treat existing pimples with a dab of benzoyl peroxide (2.5%). You can find this ingredient in cleaners like Proactive or Klear Skin.
2. Drink Water – a lot! – water will systemically clear up your skin by minimizing sebum (oil) production in your pores. It will also naturally moisterize your face which will cut down on irritation and clogged pores caused by dryness.
You’ll want to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day. Yeah, I know, you’ll be peeing up a storm. Trust me, your beautiful clear complexion will make it totally worth it.
3. Use an Astringent – If exceptionally oily skin is your number one culprit, you’ll need to find a good astringent. Ponds Clean and Clear makes a gentle one that works exceptionally well. Some people prefer good old fashion Witch Hazel. I myself use tea tree oil from time to time.
Controlling oil production will make your battle easier in overcoming the acne.
4. Don’t Pick! – Popping and picking pimples will spread oil on your face and oil is the enemy. Why is oil the enemy? Because oil is what draws the bacteria into your pores and the bacteria is what initiates the clog. If you absolutely have to pop a pimple, use a piece of tissue paper to guard your fingers from your face.
Picking is actually what encourages the cyclical nature of acne. If you don’t touch and allow your face to heal using the treatments listed above, you’ll find yourself with fewer future breakouts.
Jason Ellis is an up and coming web author who has been showing readers for years natural solutions to skincare. His strongest expertise deals with controlling a condition known hyperhidrosis(chronic excessive sweating). For years, Jason has researched proven ways to prevent sweating, helping countless people who suffer from sweating too much.