Contrary to how you may feel, the majority of your peers are in the same, tragic boat and we are destined for this inevitable doom.
Destined as we may be, it is preventable believe it or not. No matter how hard or impossible it may seem, you will find that treatment that suits your skin and helps to reduce your acne.
I’ve suffered with acne since I was 11 and it has been so hard to find something that helps me. I have neither oily nor dry skin and it was extremely difficult and it gave me anxiety. I was a kid who never wore makeup to cover up like my friends so I had to deal with it, eventually I started to wear makeup which made me feel more confident, but I was just damaging my skin further.
Now 6 years into my acne prone life I’ve adapted my own regime to keep my skin healthy, and after trying many techniques I have found something that helps me when I stick to it all the time.
Here are some tips that I have found helpful and others have found helpful too, which I have found from research.
- Wash your face as often as possible. This keeps it naturally hydrated and cared for.
2. Buy a facial scrub. I use Neutrogena Pomegranate scrub which was only £4. I use it twice a day and it makes your face feel so smooth.
3. Buy a moisturiser to keep your face hydrated. I use Simple rich moisturiser which was only £3 and it opens pores and makes your face feel very airy.
4. Eat healthier/exercise more. Apparently your diet and lifestyle choices can stop overproduction of hormones and proteins which then stop the clogging of your pores. NHS suggests to eat foods rich in antioxidants such as fruits, vegetable, oily fish, pasta, lentils etc.
5. Stop smoking. Smoking is one of the primary factors that causes spots and can have a lot of damaging effects to your skin.
6. See your GP about being prescribed some acne cream. My sister was prescribed acne cream which has helped to clear scarring and keeps her spots to a minimum.
7. SUDOCREM. The best emergency method to removing spots is sudocrem. Put it on before bed, as this tends to be the best method for it to work.
Again, not all these methods will work for you, but please don’t give up hope. You can find more methods online, through a GP, or ask your friends how they reduce acne as their techniques could work for you. You may really spot the difference.