Have you ever experience having a pimple just before a special event is coming up? Well, we all have been there but there’s no need to panic, because there are things that you can do to ensure your skin is looking clear, healthy and pimple-free for your event or even everyday.
First of all, we need to be careful on what we apply to our skin. Avoid applying toothpaste and crushed aspirin as it could irritate your skin and trigger more breakout. We don’t want to worsen an already irritated pimple.
So, here are our list of safe acne treatments and products that can help reduce and remove pimples:
1. Use Tea Tree Oil
This is a fantastic natural ingredient known for fighting pimples and treating acne. Tea tree oil is an antibacterial agent which fights the bacteria that causes skin problems. It also has soothing properties, which reduce the redness and inflammation of pimples.
Put a few drops of tea tree oil onto a cotton wool pad and try it first on a small area of your skin to check if you have any allergic reaction. Gently dab it onto the affected area and leave it for about 20 minutes. Afterwards, rinse it off thoroughly.
Tea tree oil can treat minor irritations such as acne and pimple but is not suitable for anyone who has a sensitive skin type.
2. Use Ice to Reduce Swelling
Ice can help reduce the swelling and inflammation of pimples by improving blood circulation to the problem area. Wrap an ice cube in a clean cloth and hold it to the affected area for a few seconds only and do not keep it for so long.
3. Use Acne-Fighting Skin Care Products
Over-the-counter (OTC) acne medications such as Benzoyl peroxide can help kill bacteria causing acne while removing dead skin cells that clogs the pores. However, side effects can include drying skin, redness and burning.
On the other hand, good quality skin care products can also help reduce pimples and acne especially those with scientifically-proven ingredients. Purifying Aza Cleanser from Dr Sylvia Skincare is an effective facial cleanser for acne prone skin and a mild wash for sensitive skin. Purifying Aza Cleanser treats inflammation and redness associated with pimple breakouts by balancing overactive oil glands that secretes oil that cause pimples.
It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and the inclusion of Kaolin Clay helps to draw out impurities such as dirt, dead skin cells and residue. It does not rob the skin of its natural moisture and it deposits essential minerals into the skin.
Follow this up with the Purifying Aza Toner as part of your daily skin care routine to get the best possible results. This is a powerful astringent face toner, which combats the accumulation of keratinized skin cells that clog pores and cause breakouts.
It contains the herbal plant called Witch Hazel, which is a naturally antibacterial ingredient to remove dirt and oil from your skin. It helps to control oil production and maintains a good balance between oily and dry skin types. It is suitable for all skin types but is a particularly good toner for oily skin types.
4. Use Oil-free or Non-clogging or Noncomedogenic Moisturizer
For oily, combination and acne-prone skin, using a rich moisturizer gives excess moisture that your skin cannot absorb leading to clogged pores and acne breakouts.
It is important to use light moisturize that is also noncomedogenic or does not clog pores. Using the right moisturizer in your skin care routine will not only reduce breakouts but also it will provide the right nourishment to your skin.
Try using Dr. Sylvia Skin Care’s Botanical Hydration Gel, a light and oil-free moisturizer that can be used daily that contains botanical extracts and nourishing vitamins A, C and E. It is ideal for anyone with oily or combination skin and offers hydration while encouraging normal oil production. It also contains liquorice root extract to help decrease skin inflammation and tea tree oil to help fight the redness and swelling associated with pimples.
Another great moisturizer that reduce breakout is the Clarifying Moisturizer with Asafetida Extract. This is a lovely light, non-comedogenic moisturizer which absorbs into your skin without a trace. It hydrates and seals in moisture, while antioxidants and Asafetida Extract promote healing.
It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and is perfect for anyone that doesn’t like the sticky feeling of a traditional face cream.
So don’t delay, treat your skin to this fantastic daily skin care routine now for a beautiful, healthy, pimple-free skin.