At least once in their lives, people worldwide experience the problematic skin condition, scientifically called acne vulgaris, commonly known in layman’s terms to everyone else as simply acne. Whether you call it acne vulgaris or simply acne, having it can be an annoying and sometimes painful experience. However, with the advice provided in this article, acne vulgaris can be treated.
Add a toner to your skincare routine to prevent acne breakouts. In addition to your normal washing routine, adding a toner after cleansing can help balance the Ph levels of your skin. This can prevent your skin drying out or becoming too oily, and will stop breakouts before they occur.
If you absolutely must pop a pimple, do not use your fingers. Make sure the head of the pimple (white area) is exposed and never pop a pimple that does not have a head. Take a sewing needle or safety pin and sterilize it with an open flame, alcohol, or boiling water. Rub the pimple with alcohol to kill any germs on it. Then use the needle or pin to pierce the tip of the pimple head from the side and gently pull upward to lance the head. The pimple should drain and you can clean it afterwards with a clean tissue.
One odd remedy for acne is toothpaste. Toothpaste acts as a drying agent when applied to pimples and causes them to shrink, much like how an over the counter topical ointment would. It should be noted that you should only apply a small amount to the affected area, and use a non gel based toothpaste. The simpler the toothpaste, the better, as toothpastes with whitening agents can cause the affected area to become worse and lead to scarring.
As stated before, acne vulgaris affects people worldwide at least once in their lifetime. Though it may not be a pleasant experience, it can be treated, provided that you use the advice found in this article. Once you know how to treat it, you’ll never have to live with acne again.