Whether you have a pesky pimple on the tip of your nose or a cluster of tiny ones on your cheek, pimples can be unsightly and embarrassing. While your stress level can exacerbate existing acne, it's really the extra sebum oils on your face from hormones that help produce annoying zits. Your best defense against tiny pimples is to follow a daily skin care routine. Get rid of the oil, dirt and debris and watch your pimples perish.
Apply cleanser to your fingertips and gently massage in circles around your entire face. Go directly over your eyebrows, jawline and mouth. Rinse with cool water. Pat your face dry with a clean towel. Be careful not to overwash or scrub your face with harsh exfoliants. This often signals the glands to produce more oils, which simply increases the amount of tiny pimples.
Pour some toner onto a cotton pad. Swipe onto your forehead, down the temples and along the jaw line. Turn the pad over and run it down the nose, over your cheeks and across your chin.
Use acne-fighting products with salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide and sulfur. Check out your local drugstore and read the labels on acne medications. Wait one to two months to decide if you need to see a dermatologist for a stronger prescription that may include antibiotics or azelaic acid, for example.
Apply a moisturizer especially formulated for your skin. Dry skin benefits from an intense moisturizer while oily skin needs a light moisturizer to balance it out. Because pimple-fighting products can be drying, it's crucial to add the moisture back into the skin. Otherwise, your skin will naturally start producing more oil to compensate for the dryness.
Inspect your makeup, ladies; cosmetics that have a greasy consistency or are super heavy are not good for the skin. Water-based makeup, illuminators and blush are a better option than oil-based makeup, which often features alcohol that dries out the skin. When mixed with your skin's sebum, this can lead to more pimples.
Benzoyl peroxide can be extremely drying. Cut back on the usage if your skin begins peeling or feels excessively dry.
Use a white towel because benzoyl peroxide can stain.
Refrain from picking or squeezing tiny pimples. This can push acne bacteria deeper into the skin, and leave your face scared or inflamed.
You might see an increase in tiny pimples two to seven days before the start of a your menstrual period. Keep to a stringent skin care routine during this time.
Clean your pillow case often.
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