Acne is a common issue that seems to plague not only teenagers but also adults too.
Here at PureChimp we want to help with your irritated skin by putting together the top mistakes people make when treating their acne so that you can avoid making the mistakes yourself.
Trying too many products
It might be tempting to try a variety of different products at once to try and get a result, however this isn’t a good idea.
The build-up of the products themselves and their interactions may cause even more irritation then you originally felt. This can make the acne spots larger, more painful and even cause scars in the long term. Keep it simple!
Not giving the treatment long enough
When it comes to treating acne, many people seem to think that a treatment should work almost instantly. Unfortunately this isn’t the case; skin treatments can take some time to work, in fact they usually take around 6 to 12 weeks for you to see some results.
Stick at it
You should also be aware that in some cases it can even get worse before it gets better, so if you are prescribed a medication or treatment, try to let it have time to work.
Once the treatment does work it is important to carry on with the course of the medication. Stopping halfway through or as soon as you start to see results can cause the acne to come back.
Choosing the wrong product
With so many products available within the skin care market, it is easy to see why many people would pick one that really isn’t suitable for their skin. Alcohol based products or those that are alkaline based are never recommended for use with acne prone skin, so make sure that you are checking.
Over cleaning your skin
Suffering from acne can mean that you find the need to clean your skin more than usual. However scrubbing the skin can remove more of the skin’s protective barrier and increase the irritation that you feel.
It is recommended instead that you gently wash with a pH-balanced product which will actually lessen the inflammation and redness. This should be washed off thoroughly after you have applied too, otherwise they could clog up your pores and cause further irritation.
Picking your pimples
Whilst the temptation is there to pick and poke at the spots on your skin, doing so comes with a risk. It can raise the risk of infection and scarring and make the skin appear redder and more swollen rather than relieving the feeling of pressure, pain or irritation.
So there you have it, just some of the things that you should try to avoid when treating your acne. Make sure that you look after your skin and you should see some positive results.