Acne has scarred many peoples lives, in more than one way. It is a relatively common skin problem, but fortunately its being common means that there are so many tried and true solutions to it. Continue reading this article and find out numerous tips as to how to handle your zits.
Mix baking soda with water to form a paste then apply the paste to areas on your skin affected by zits and leave for 15 minutes. Baking soda is a mild exfoliate and it can remove dead skin cells and unclog pores preventing any more blackheads, whiteheads, pimples or cysts forming on the skin.
Spot treat acne scars with lemon juice. Lemon juice lightens skin in the same way it can be used to lighten hair, helping to reduce the visibility of pimples scars. Simply dip a cotton swab in lemon juice, and then apply it to dark spots to lighten their appearance.
To avoid pimples breakouts that stem from sweat, don’t wait to shower after a workout. That means hitting the showers when you work out at the gym or heading straight home after jogging, cycling or playing sports. If you let the sweat sink into your pores, then by the time you clean it later the damage will already have been done.
If you have acne and long hair or bangs you need to keep your hair away from and off of your face. The oil in your hair will get on your face and cause or contribute to any breakouts. It’s also best to wash your hair at least everyday and also after working out.
If you are using all of the over the counter products on the market to no avail, try washing your face with only water. This will guarantee that no soap residue sticks to your skin, as you will have a better chance of maintaining a healthy palette and reducing blemishes.
Include foods which are high in Beta Carotene and Vitamin A in your diet to help increase your skin health and zap those zits. Options include apricots, cantaloupe, carrots, kale, spinach and sweet potatoes, which are all tasty treats to enjoy at any meal. I love to slice my sweet potatoes into french fries, sprinkle them with Cajun spice, and bake them.
While pimples does leave many people scarred it doesn’t come without a plethora of ways to treat it and or prevent it. This is very fortunate. Many people’s self confidence is based solely on their physical appearance, and acne severely can affect this. Please apply the tips in this article, and hopefully find yourself pimples free.