Nothing ruins a day more than waking up with a huge zit. You can wash your face constantly, but breakouts still occur. In fact, you might actually be making your skin more prone to acne. This might mean it’s time to visit one of our skin and laser centers.
Pimples occur when oil, dead skin, or bacteria block pores. The following five treatments may help.
1. Exfoliating Facial Wash
An exfoliating facial wash like St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub will help rid your face of dry skin. This will significantly reduce the presence of acne and provide a smooth, fresh surface for makeup application. There are many consistencies of exfoliants available, so be sure to use the correct one for your skin type. Using a face wash that is too harsh can cause further redness and irritation, which won’t improve your acne. It’s best to start out with a gentle scrub, especially if you have sensitive skin.
2. Facial Moisturizer
Excessively dry skin not only clogs pores with dead skin cells, it causes skin to produce oils to overcompensate for the dryness. This will make your face appear oily and is more likely to clog pores. Using a moisturizer like Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Acne Moisturizer will add moisture while it helps clear up breakouts. Neutrogena also carries products that contain sunscreen for those who spend a lot of time outdoors
3. Three-Step Cleansers
Combination skin can be tricky because it’s difficult to find products that suit your skin. Three-step cleansers like those sold by AcneFree come with a face wash, a facial toner, and a moisturizer. The cleanser is designed to gently remove pore-clogging oil and bacteria. The toner helps refresh the skin by alleviating redness and removing dead skin cells, which cause acne. The moisturizer prevents the skin from drying out.
Your body has four means of removing toxins – and, yes, your skin is one of them. Our kidneys or bowels help eliminate toxins from the food we eat, but when we overload our body with these toxins, they’re forced out through the skin. This makes skin look oily and can lead to breakouts. Drinking water won’t just help your body release these toxins, it’ll make your skin look great. How much water should you drink a day? Experts say to drink just enough, so you’re hydrated. If your mouth is dry, you’re dehydrated. Your urine should be clear or nearly clear.
5. Laser Hair Removal
The bacteria that can cause oily skin travel from the skin’s pores via facial hair, allowing the oil and bacteria to spread to surrounding pores. If you suffer from thick, dark hair, you probably also experience ingrown hairs that spread bacteria that were trapped in the pores and cause acne flare ups. Eliminating hair with facial laser hair removal will significantly reduce breakouts because the bacteria will no longer have the hair to cling to. Plucking and waxing don’t provide the same alleviation as removal because it isn’t permanent. Even if your skin feels smooth, hair will still grow beneath the skin’s surface, allowing bacteria to form.
Facial laser hair removal is the only permanent form of hair removal that will not only reduce acne but give your skin a soft, smooth appearance. The licensed experts at Body Details True Laser Hair and Tattoo Removal are highly knowledgeable laser technicians and can answer any questions you may have. Located in the South Florida area, we’re the only laser clinic that provides a free lifetime guarantee for all of our laser hair removal clients. With convenient night and weekend hours, it has never been easier to make an appointment. We offer free consultations. Schedule yours on our site or on the phone at 866-708-8645.