I’m sure you wake up at least once, too, with a huge, painful pimple on your face. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is one of the most common skin conditions. However, dermatologists pointed out that there are several ways to fight acne. Here are eight simple methods for treating acne at home.
Wash your skin before going to beds
To be sure you’ll not wake up with a pimple in the morning, each night, use a mild, fragrance-free cleanser to wash your face.
Apply ice to reduce pain and swelling
As soon as you notice a pimple on your face, wrap some ice in a towel and apply it to the affected area for about 10 minutes. This method reduces pain and inflammation and hurries healing.
Apply products that contain benzoyl peroxide
Benzoyl peroxide can help kill the bacteria that cause acne. Be sure to apply a very thin layer of this substance because too much can irritate the skin.
Apply a hot wipe when the white tip of the pimple begins to form
To do this, wet a towel with hot water and apply it to the pimple for 10 to 15 minutes. Try not to us too-hot water too avoid injuries.
Do not squeeze the pimple
Try not to squeeze the pimple. If you do so, it may become more noticeable and increase the risk of infection, discoloration, and scarring.
Do not apply toothpaste to the area
Toothpaste contains several ingredients that can clog pores and irritate the skin, such as hydrogen peroxide, sodium bicarbonate, alcohol, and methanol. So avoid treating acne with toothpaste, despite the common belief that it’s useful.
Don’t apply home-made treatments you found on the Internet
Many tips on the Internet promote ”natural” methods for treating acne. However, just because something is natural doesn’t mean it’s good for your skin. Even if a natural ingredient is good in treating acne, it might be combined with another ingredient that could be harmful.
Visit your dermatologist
If you fail in treating acne on your own, at home, a dermatologist can help you, as your problem might be tougher than you believe.