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How To Get Rid Of Acne For Good

By Charles Hopkins Published 05/25/2007 | Health

The most prevalent question for most patients with skin problems is how to get rid of the painful sores, bumps, whiteheads and blackheads for good?

How to get rid of acne is a common question. There are many cures both natural and commercial. The treatment you choose will depend on the severity of your condition. Treatments can get a little expensive so it is best to start with an over the counter medication to begin with. You can use one that contains benzyl peroxide and apply one to two times per day to the troubling areas. It is advisable to start with a low potency and work your way up. Medicines containing these ingredients are the ones of choice for most dermatologists.

You can improve your condition by taking a few simple precautions. Firstly it is important to take care not to touch the pimples if possible. Especially do not pick at them rub or press them. This aggravates the condition and spreads the bacteria. You can also risk permanent scarring if you do this. Try not to touch your face. The fewer germs that are in contact with your face the better. Our hands have a surprising amount of germs even if we keep them clean.

Spot treating is not the way to get rid of acne. You need to prevent it before it attacks. So rub it on your entire face, avoiding sensitive areas like the lips and eyes and do not forget to include your back and chest. To avoid drying your skin and causing more problems do not use too many harsh soaps and scrubs they may clean your face but they also irritate your sensitive facial skin.

Just wash your face once or twice a day doing this in the morning and evening is fine. Use a mild soap that will not irritate your skin. Harsh abrasives can damage your face and aggravate the situation, as can oily substances like moisturizers. Be careful of make up and try not to use heavy foundation. Use a water-based makeup and avoid getting a facial.

When trying to get rid of acne you do not really have to watch what you eat unless you notice a certain food produces breakouts, although doctors do suspect iodine as a possible cause for this problem. Iodine is found in seafood so you might want to exercise a little caution here.

Drinking more water and less soda pop will help your complexion. Water cleanses your whole system naturally and will get rid of toxins in your body. It also helps to keep your skin well hydrated cutting down on dead skin accumulations and blemishes. Well-hydrated skin remains healthier and you should be able to reduce many of these unsightly blemishes.

If you follow these points you will reduce your symptoms and possible prevent severe outbreaks but you may have difficulty in completely eradicating it. However with careful maintenance it is possible to prevent lasting scars from forming and definitely improve your condition.