Almost everyone going through puberty knows what a major inconvenience acne can be. Of course, there are a few lucky ones that never had to deal with the dreaded skin condition, but they are sadly an exception to the rule (and we envy them deeply). In some cases, acne can persist even after puberty. Unfortunately, adult acne is more and more common among young people nowadays, due to the overly harmful nature of modern-day city life, improper dietary choices, and so on. For those out there still struggling with acne, here are four tips on how to improve your condition.
Always Keep Your Face Clean
This should be a bit of a no-brainer, but always remember to wash your face at least twice a day. If you’re young and can’t afford professional cleansing products and all that, plain water and soap will also help, as long as the soap’s pH is neutral. You don’t have to be rich to keep your skin clean and healthy.
Use Appropriate Cosmetics
If you’re lucky and can afford having a few products on hand for a skincare routine, always choose ones that are targeted for oily and acne-prone skin. Even more affordable drugstore brands offer such a selection, and most of them work out just fine. Selecting good skincare is a trial and error process, so you can’t know if they work for you until you try them. Usually, products containing tea tree or grapefruit extracts are good for keeping acne at bay. A good cleanser, an oil-free moisturizer and a cleansing mask are the staples of a good skincare routine.
Go Easy on the Make-Up
If you’re an avid make-up fan, a good foundation and concealer are your personal shield that hides your acne and helps you feel more confident in facing the world every day. However, it’s very important that you choose face products that will let your skin breathe and do its own thing, because there’s nothing worse for acne-prone skin than clogged pores. Always choose a foundation targeted for acne-prone skin, and be careful not to put on too many layers.
Acne Medicine Can Help
There has been much debate in the medical world surrounding acne medicine, and many such products have mixed reviews. While some have reportedly worked wonders for people struggling with acne, others have had some unpleasant side effects which have gone as far as depression. If you’re thinking of going in that direction, it’s best you consult your dermatologist. If the prescribed product is chosen carefully, it can actually work wonders on your skin. As always, when it comes to medical issues, an informed decision is the best decision you can make, and in this case your doctor always knows best.