Almost everyone has dealt with acne at some point in their life. Even if your acne was never serious, no one likes waking up with a brand new blemish somewhere on their face. However, if your acne has recently taken a turn for the worse, then you may need to take a few additional steps to ensure that your skin stays blemish-free.
Here are a few actions that you can take to take the fight to acne right in your Alachua apartment:
- Wash your face daily with a mild moisturizing or dedicated acne soap. Even with soaps that are not abrasive, take care not to wash your face too many times a day. Over-washing can irritate your skin and expose your pores, possibly worsening your acne.
- Try to minimize stress. Excess cortisol (a chemical produced when the body is under stress) has been shown to increase the amount of oil your skin produces, and is not conducive to staying acne-free.
- Use exfoliating products to help you remove your top layer of dead skin cells and clear your pores.
- Finally, try to wash your hands often, and keep your hands away from your face. Your hands come into contact with billions of bacteria every day, and transferring those bacteria to your face is not a great idea if you want clear skin.
If you follow all of these tips and outbreaks continue, it may be time to see a dermatologist. There are a variety of effective prescription medications available for the treatment of acne.
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