*Guest Post by Erica*
As humans, it is our nature that our endurance level is either sparse or limited, which is why we want everything to work miraculously with the blink of an eye. Take acne for instance – women skip through treatments to treatments as a hope that they might find a genie inside a skincare product, which would magically vanish their zits in a night so and grant them with a flawless skin the next morning.
People take acne more personally than they should – from locking oneself inside the room and awkwardly hiding face behind their hands every now and then to constantly looking at reflection in the mirror and wish that all the zits would automatically disappear depicts how terrible acne makes us feel.
But crying about it and trying everything that anyone tells you to cure it isn’t the right way.
It can come from your genes or it can be a result of hormonal discrepancy; it can be a reason of your excessive unhealthy eating habits or stressing over a tragedy for ages. Before jumping into any assumptions about your skin, the right way to start your treatment is to analyze why you are having acne at the first place.
Many things people do to cure acne, which are not just wrong but also extremely harmful for their skin. Some of them can leave terrible results for a lifetime, and sure nobody wants that. I have complied some of the common mistakes below that anyone with acne should avoid.
Horrible Habits We Use to Cure Acne
The Self Blame Game
According to scientific research, many people face acne because they have it in their genes. If it is running in your family, you will probably have it too. Adolescent age is the time to find out how your hormones are going to react on your skin. But even if you are getting acne at your twenties, it is not entirely means you are responsible for it.
Rather than over stressing about it to make it poorer, try and find solutions. De-stress yourself and probe ways to curb it from spreading. Blaming does not lead you anywhere; it will only complicate things more. Even if you realize that over eating junk foods is what welcomed the unwelcoming zits then cut down unhealthy food and add more healthy greens to your meal.
Excessively Washing Your Face
A lot of people think that washing face every so often can limit the bad oil from stretching its territory and that water can clean bacteria around the pimples, which is unfortunately the most common as well as perilous misconception. Memorize it now and don’t ever erase it from your head – don’t wash your face more than twice a day.
You hear me right!
Washing face more than two times a day can overdrive the oil production. Which means you are thinking that you are cleaning your face but in real you are making your skin more vulnerable by boosting oil production that could actually cause your skin pores to clog, and clogging leads to one thing and one thing only – acne.
Over-Exfoliating, Over-Toning, Over-Treating Your Skin
With acne, our skin turns enormously sensitive to almost everything. Over-caring it by washing, scrubbing, working, massaging more than you should, can only make it worse.
Exfoliate your skin not more than once a week – harsh exfoliates have results more dreadful than those of over-washing, because exfoliating skin a couple of times a week can burst whiteheads. And unfortunately, a ruptured whitehead releases bacteria that spread across the skin and give birth to more annoying zits.
Same thing goes for harsh scrubs or cleanser that many people use on daily basis. If you are eager to buy a nice cleanser then get a gentle one.
Treating Your Skin with Too Many Products
This is where the patience in human nature lacks. Once acne hits our faces, we look for miracles in every other skin product’s ad we see. Layering your skin with tons of creams, gels, toners, scrubs, and cleansers from different treatment brands is clearly not the way out for you. Don’t use more than one treatment at a time. It is not just about using too many things at a time but also about sticking to one product until you see results.
Stop throwing away products after using them for a week and stop buying new products every other day. Usually, it takes at least two weeks for a product to show result. Sometimes a treatment can also make your skin worse in the beginning, but that is a whole different topic to debate on.
You can also contact your dermatologist if things are getting out of your hand, but sticking to a product for 15 days is important. Before purchasing any product, check online for treatment reviews and see testimonials.
Using Wrong Products
A friend tells you about a beauty cream she has been using for the last couple of months, and you can tell by her skin how glowing it has become. So you go straight home and order that same product because you think it’s miraculous, but what happens then?
Why? Because your friend’s skin is completely different from the type of skin you have.
Acne treatment products are made of various different ingredients that are not suitable for all, and you never know which one can make your skin allergic. This is when the dermatologist can help you. You need to understand which things are suitable for your skin and this is why it is utterly important to read thoroughly about a product’s ingredients before buying it.
Apart from all the above reasons I mentioned, tons of more horrible things can increase your acne – take overstressing, picking zits, or constantly touching skin for instance. To fight against acne you need to alter your lifestyle as a whole to see positive results in a short period of time. Don’t just limit yourself to beauty products but also follow preventive measures like keeping your clothes, towels, and pillows clean and eating a clean healthy diet plan to control acne.
About the Author: Erica is a professional blogger who mostly writes about health related topics for bestacnetreatment.org and due to her obsession towards clean and healthy skin she also writes about some health related subjects. To find out more about Erica, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org