5 things that are making your acne worse and how to fix them
For many of us, we’d struggled with zits at some point in our life and the hard truth is there isn’t a magic potion that erase those breakouts overnight. Sure, it will take time to heal. In the meantime, be sure not to commit these skincare faux pas which will only make matters worse.
#1 Popping pimples
You’ve probably heard this all too often but a gentle reminder never hurt anyone. Popping pimples not only spreads bacteria, it also increases the chances of scarring your skin. As tempting as it is to pop that huge pimple sitting right in the middle of your forehead, keep your fingers to yourself and let it rest.
Doctor approved option: If the idea and sight of a giant zit is keeping you up at night, consider a session of Pimple ER at SW1 Clinic. Perfect for unwanted pimples manifesting prior to an all-important event, this treatment banishes pimples with an injection followed by a shot for BBL Forever Clear to clear skin, and finally topped off with healing topicals to reduce swelling. Enjoy the end result in as little as 24 hours!
Read More: What Does It Take to Get Flawless Skin?
#2 Using too many products
Hands up if you’re guilty of this. When it comes to skincare, it doesn’t always necessarily equate to a case of “the more the merrier”. In a bid to improve the quality of your skin, you over-exuberantly use a series of exfoliants, face washes and serums. This is more likely to work against your skin as the vast array of products could confuse it and make it more irritable.
Doctor approved option: Instead of plying your face with more and more products, keep your skincare regime simple at home. Nothing more than 5 products would be a good gauge. If you want to do more for your skin, leave it to the professionals. Using a series of medical-grade lasers, the recommended Purity Program not only clears troubled skin, they can also boost collagen and elastin for an overall facial rejuvenation for your skin.
#3 Over exfoliating
Sure, exfoliation is essential for everyone’s skincare regime but doing it too often (especially with acne-prone skin) is more likely to aggravate the condition. Over exfoliation can cause your pimple to pop and worse, leave a permanent scar. If there’s one thing you can learn from an acne situation, it is patience.
Doctor approved option: Consider a gentler option, such as Sapphire Peel with glycolic acid that helps to remove dead skin cells while clearing pores and preventing breakouts all at the same time! This can be used both day and night to reveal bright, more radiant skin.
Read More: Keep Pores Clean the Right Way
#4 Using acne products only when you have a breakout
If you know you’re prone to acne, don’t wait till one appears on your face before you start your war on those pesky zits. A consistent acne-fighting regime should be your mantra when preventing a breakout, which will prove to more effective in the long run.
Doctor approved option: We love Fruit Enzyme Refining and Renewing Serum on so many levels. A non-oily serum that works doubly hard to heal acne scars AND prevent future breakouts. For best results, this should be used day and night as part of daily skincare routine.
#5 Letting sweat settle on your face
Working out is great but letting the sweat from your workout settle on your face for a little too long, not so. Just as you would take a shower after a sweaty hour at the gym, be sure to give you face a good clean too to minimise the chances of bacteria (and acne) making a home on your skin.
Doctor approved option: Skin Gym Deep Cleansing Gel is gentle on skin and still effective in removing traces of oil and impurities. Free of nasty SLS, you can be assured your skin’s natural oils won’t be stripped.