Mistakes in Taking Care of Acne


Surely every woman wants to have clean skin, free from acne. but in fact, keeping facial skin from appearing pimples is very difficult even though you have done many treatments. Then what if the acne has appeared, of course it needs more treatment, and do you know what things we really shouldn't do but we often do in dealing with acne, here are the things that are wrong in dealing with acne;

suppress acne

as we know that one way to get rid of pimples quickly is by pressing the pimples so that the contents of the pimples come out.

but actually it will irritate the skin. Moreover, using unhygienic hands or tools can actually make bacteria spread faster and increase the number of pimples.

It also creates infected pimples that can leave blemishes and scarring after they heal later. so avoid this.

Washing Your Face Too Often

There are many cleansing products specifically for acne-prone skin that promise to help get rid of acne. This causes consumers to clean their faces more often, in the hope that the pimples will disappear quickly.

This action is clearly wrong. Acne is not only caused by dust and dirt. It's hormones or the use of inappropriate products. So, washing your face too often doesn't do much to clear up acne. Conversely, cleaning your face excessively will only make acne worse.

Clean your face with a soft formula facial foam, up to three times a day. Don't forget to apply a moisturizer afterwards.

Using inappropriate beauty products

Strong facial cleansers, alkaline soaps, and alcohol-based products can make acne worse. Use beauty products that suit your skin. If your skin is prone to breakouts, use a product that doesn't clog your pores.

Some substances found in cosmetics, sunscreens, and moisturizers can clog the pores of your skin. These substances are isopropyl palmitate, isopropyl myristate, butyl stearate, isopropyl isostearate, decyl oleate, isostearyl neopentanoate, isosethyl stearate, myristle myristate, cocoa butter, lanolin acetate. In addition, products that contain oil can clog the skin pores and cause acne breakouts.

Taking too many acne medications at the same time.

It's not just a matter of impatience to wait for acne to go away, another problem is that someone is taking more than one acne medication at the same time. Instead of giving faster and more effective results, it will irritate your facial skin.

Especially if your skin type is sensitive. Your acne is not getting better, it just gets worse.

Also, mixing various acne care products and using them together can actually be harmful to your skin's health. Acne will get worse and even cause pigment-like appearance.

Even when healed, acne scars can cause blemishes or scars on your facial skin.

Use acne spot treatment all the time

Acne spot treatment is indeed the fastest way to get rid of acne, but this treatment cannot prevent new pimples from appearing. For acne-prone skin types, of course this will be a problem because it only treats acne on the surface and doesn't get to the root.

It is also important to know, too early use of acne spot treatment, when new acne appears, is not good for the skin. Infections that occur in acne need to be removed first, if you immediately use the acne spot treatment when new pimples grow, the dry surface layer of the skin dies and keeps the infection away. As a result, the remaining acne scars will get darker. For that, let the pimples grow first for about three days, then use the acne spot treatment to dry the pimples.

Doing acne drying treatment too early

When pimples appear, usually you immediately rush into a treatment that can make them dry out. By applying acne cream for example. However, according to aestheticist Renne Rouleau, this kind of treatment could backfire on your skin.

This is because you don't give acne a chance to heal on its own. When he wants to find a way out of the pores, you actually apply the treatment cream product too quickly to the area. So that the acne loses the gap to heal.

Drying the top layer actually traps the bacteria in pimples for longer in the skin. It also increases inflammation which can cause annoying acne scars.