Aren’t pimples supposed to be for teens? Then why are we still suffering with breakouts? Unfortunately, spotty skin can affect us at any time, especially if we’re feeling stressed at the office, or have had a busy week juggling work and family commitments with no downtime. When we’ve got an important meeting coming up, or a night out with friends, a breakout can really affect our confidence, which is why it’s so important to find a solution that works for our skin.
Face masks, cleansers, the old toothpaste trick, and so on… these treatments work for some people, but not for others. If you’re not seeing great results from your usual skincare routine, then it’s time to try some different solutions. There are plenty of ideas out there – did you know that treating pimples is one of many Vaseline uses, for example? Or that a bit of sugar could help? Here are 3 methods you haven’t yet tried for getting your skin clean, fresh, and clear:
Treating pimples is just one of many different Vaseline uses, helping to keep our skin looking and feeling healthy. While petroleum jelly products, don’t have a direct effect on pimples, what they can do is form a protective barrier that keeps bacteria away from the area, giving the skin the time it needs to heal. If you’re constantly introducing more bacteria to already inflamed skin, you’ll find treating breakouts to be a never ending cycle that’s sometimes difficult to break. Vaseline is non-irritating, and it’s a non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog pores or make your breakout worse. It’s one of the more unusual Vaseline uses, but it really works!
Did you know that acne is an inflammatory skin disease? This means that it responds well to anti-inflammatory treatments, and while these treatments may not get rid of pimples instantly, they should help to reduce redness and swelling. This makes it easier to hide a breakout underneath your usual, everyday makeup. You can buy non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications over the counter, but the natural route can also be very effective. Aloe vera works in a similar way to witch hazel, which is a common type of home acne treatment – both are botanical anti-inflammatories, and a little aloe vera gel applied directly to the sore skin can work wonders, especially on pimples that are very angry.
Have you ever tried using sugar to tame a breakout? It might sound a bit strange, but it could be just what your skin needs. The primary cause of pimples is clogged pores, so exfoliating to unclog pores and remove dead skin cells is a good idea. You can buy exfoliants in most pharmacies, but the trouble with many store-bought exfoliating products is that they’re a little too harsh for inflamed skin, and can actually make your breakout much worse. By making your own facial scrub and mask from sugar and honey, you can whip up something that’s as gentle as you need it to be. So get the kids to bed early, run a bath, light your candles, and relax with your homemade sugar scrub.
Give It A Try
Between hectic meetings and ferrying the kids to their appointments, we all lead busy lives, and we can’t afford to put life on hold because of a few annoying pimples. By maintaining a good skincare routine, staying clear of harsh soaps, and trying out some safe and effective home remedies, you should start to see the condition of your skin improve in no time. Give these methods a try the next time you’re breaking out and see what works for you.
About Author: John is a health writer and all around skin expert. As a very tall man, he knows about some of the biggest problems in skin care personally. When not writing about dry skin, he is working on a list of the most underwhelming world records.
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