Getting tips from social media influencers and other beauty gurus on skin care? But do you think you should blindly follow these, especially if you have acne? Well, this blog enlightens you with some of the effective skincare tips.
- Cleanse away impurities
It’s important to cleanse your face as part of your morning and evening skincare routine. There will be significant improvement in the acne lesions if you cleanse your face twice a day.
- Be gentle on your skin
You should try to avoid scrubbing or using harsh exfoliants. Acne isn’t a ‘dirt’ problem. So scrubbing harder and using hard exfoliants don’t help and can only lead to more redness and irritation.
- Keep your hands off your face
It’s super tempting to pop pimples. But doing so can lead to scarring. It can also transfer bacteria into other pores and make what was a small pimple turn into deep inflamed acne.
- Feed your skin
Incorporate fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains to your diet. Dairy products and foods high in processed sugarmight trigger acne.
- Routinely wash things that comes into contact with your skin
Bedding, makeup brushes and even phone screens can all harbour remains that can clog your pores. To avoid clogging your pores, changing sheets weekly and pillowcases two or three times a week is advised. Ideally, you should clean makeup tools every day. But if that’s not feasible, try washing them once a week instead. Phones can be wiped with a special cleanser once or twice a day.
- Take a chill pill
Stress is linked with the severity of pimples or acne. Ask yourself what’s making you feel stressed. Then actively look for solutions.
- Opt for non-comedogenic products
Non-comedogenic is a label you’ve probably seen quite a lot on skincare products. Sometimes it goes by the name of oil-free or non-acnegenic. Now, are you thinking any products labelled with this would help acne-prone skin? Unfortunately not! Most expensive and highly recommended products may also have a veiled allergen which may aggravate your acne. It’s best to check the full ingredients list before using. Always prefer products that are rich in natural substances.
- Review your hair care routine
From shampoos and conditioners to generic styling products – all can cause acne breakouts in areas like the forehead and neck. Try to avoid products containing oils.
When to see a doctor
Mild acne can usually be treated with the help of the aforementioned skincare tips. But if it doesn’t improve, you should consult an expert homeopathic doctor. He/she will take your detailed medical history and current skin care regime. Then he/she will examine your skin to determine whether you have acne and if you do, which type and grade it is. Accordingly, you’ll be prescribed customized homeopathic medicine. Don’t miss out on any of the instructions and go back for regular follow-ups. You should be fine!