Self-Care Methods to Manage your Acne

Skincare
Monday, October 31, 2022
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Acne affects most of the population and persists into adulthood. You're probably wondering if there's anything I can do on my own to reduce acne. Yes, how you care for your skin has a significant impact on your acne.

What you should do is as follows: 

1. Use gentle skin cleansers instead of soaps or scrubs

Gentle skin cleanser has a pH of 5.5 to 7, which is close to the pH of normal skin, whereas soap has a pH of 9 to 10. The gentle skin cleanser's lower pH reduces skin irritation and dryness. 

2. Avoid excessive skin scrubbing

A gentle massage with the fingertips is all that is required to cleanse. Excessive washing or scrubbing can aggravate acne and damage the skin's surface. 

3. Applying a cream or ointment topically

Some topical medications, including as lotions and ointments, are effective at preventing pres blockage. If you experience issues with dead skin cells, speak with a medical practitioner. 

4. Opt for skincare and cosmetics that are non-comedogenic

Choosing products with "non-comedogenic" qualities or a lesser propensity to "block pores" on the label may be helpful. 

5. Moisturizers 

Dryness and skin peeling, which are frequent side effects of various acne treatments, are reduced using moisturizer. 

6. Sun defense 

Some anti-acne medications make the skin more sensitive to sunlight. Avoid excessive sun exposure and apply sunscreen with at least SPF 30 before going outside to reduce skin damage from the sun. 

7. Avoid squeezing or picking at acne 

Squeezing or picking at acne can make it worse, swell up, and leave scars. Additionally, it may lead to the infection of lesions. 

8. Diet 

Patients with acne should be advised to eat a low-GI, high-fiber diet. 

Always talk to a pharmacist at your nearest BIG Pharmacy if you want to learn more about how to manage your acne on your own.