Basic Skin Care for Fighting Acne

Today, you’ll find literally hundreds of acne treatment products on the market shelves. Because of their sheer number, it can be a challenge choosing the ones that will work for your particular skin. Each of them feels like they do a different thing altogether. If you’re one to be easily swayed by commercials and marketing hype, you’d buy into the claims that the harsher the ingredients used in the acne fighting products, the better the products are for your face. However, this is completely false. The truth is that these products are often little more than hype and marketing. If you really want to treat and prevent acne, you need to get back to the basics. Ignore the hype and use these simple yet effective methods for combating acne.

Suppress the urge to wash your face frequently. You may have been told before that you need to wash often. It’s time to stop following this advice. You’re actually damaging your skin if you wash your face many times over the course of the day. The glands under your skin will start producing more oil if you keep washing your face too often. This is to keep your skin well-hydrated. The downside, though, is that you’ll have excess oil and this can lead to more pimples. It’s best if you simply wash your face once in the morning and once at night. If your face feels gross during the day splash some water on it.

Drink a lot of water. Experts recommend drinking no less than 64 ounces of water daily. Your body stays well hydrated if you drink lots of water. More importantly, your skin is well hydrated. In order to maintain the elasticity of your skin, your glands produce oils naturally, but they end up working even harder the drier your skin is. By drinking water, your helping your skin stay hydrated. Your pores won’t be so clogged and you won’t have zits when your skin is well hydrated. It’s because your glands will be producing a lot less oil.

Go for the gentlest skin care products. You might think that your skin will benefit from the heavy duty products. Don’t think that just because you feel a burning sensation from using products with stronger formulations your skin is getting all better. However, mild skin care products are a lot better for your skin. You need to make sure that you provide your skin with the gentlest of treatments. The skin on your face is highly sensitive, way more sensitive than the skin on the other parts of your body. The skin on your face needs to be treated with great care. Although salicylic acid may have worked for you when you were younger, it’s something you need to avoid using when you’re an adult because it will just burn your skin.

It’s no secret that not very few people get taken in by the hype surrounding most anti-acne products. The reality is that it’s the companies that benefit from this hype, not the consumers. You’re going to need to be healthy if you want your skin to be healthy and acne free. And what this means is tuning out all the hype and simply using simple but effective skin care methods. We’ve discussed a few of those today.