Should You Pop That Pimple? The Answer Plus 6 Simple Acne Treatments

Published: 05th October 2009
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I absolutely love advice that comes from people who have actually experienced success with what they are advising me to do. Treating severe acne is one of those times when all we need to do is listen to some advice about common sense skin care from acne victims who have acted instead of doubted. Here are 7 treatments that have proven successful.



First, let me say, severe acne does not have to continue to be a serious problem if you will just take action. That action must be focused and it must become a daily habit. To be perfectly honest, these 7 secrets are not really secrets at all. You probably have gotten pieces of this advice before but because it is such simple advice you probably shrugged it off. I have been down that road myself.



Second, let me say, you do not need to spend tons of cash trying every hot and new acne treatments. These 7 'secrets' are either totally free or very little cost and can be done easily if you will stick to them. So...here we go.



1. The magic cure in water.



Skin oil is vulnerable to just plain water. It is thin and it is actually water-based because the body generates it. We are mostly water, after all. Skin oils are a major cause of acne when it clogs skin pores and gives acne-generating-bacteria a home in which to grow and create pimples and blackheads. So, water is our best weapon in the fight against severe acne.



Be sure to wash your face as many times as needed throughout your awake hours. A good test of when to wash is by gently rubbing the skin with a soft tissue, looking for oil or grime. If you find it, it is time to wash.



Be gentle. Do not scrub or rub your skin raw. Use only mild hypoallergenic soap, if you use any soap at all. Of course, you must always wash your face the first thing in the morning and just before bedtime, at the very least.



2. Should you squeeze that pimple?



The answer is NO! But, if you just cannot resist, wear a rubber glove and wash your face immediately. You need to get that gunk off your face and not spread it with your hands to other parts of your face or body because it is bacteria you are squeezing out!



3. The Manly advantage of shaving.



Shaving has a couple of advantages. One, it cleans the skin of hair that contains oil that can cause acne. Two, shaving helps the skin shed dead skin cells to make way for new skin. Be very careful around zits and pimples. You do not want to cut them and further spread the bacteria.



In any case, you can either use an electric shaver or a blade shaver. Prepare your beard with a hot towel or very warm, not hot, water. When finished, rinse with warm, not cold, water. Pat your face dry.



4. Do not let the Sun beat down on you!



Too much Sun exposure is always a bad thing for your skin! Aside from the real possibility of getting skin cancer, the Sun dries your skin and can make you produce sweat that contains oils that contribute to acne and skin irritation. If your job keeps you outdoors, wear a good sun screen and hat. Getting a tan should be the last thing you want to do when you have severe acne.



5. The makeup problem for women.



Looking your best can be accomplished with smarter makeup choices. Choose hypoallergenic products for beauty enhancements. Products that add beauty to your hair, eyes, face, and mouth should be made up of natural ingredients and contain no oils in their base compounds.



Never, ever, leave your makeup on overnight. Remove it as soon as you no longer need it.



6. The buttery secret.



Shea butter comes to us from a tree in Africa. It has been a skin care secret for hundreds of years and is available just about anywhere today. This little natural gem will give your skin an unbelievable glow and may make most commercial makeup a thing of the past for you. Check it out.



7. Check the produce aisle at the grocery store.



Nature has hidden many skin care compounds in vegetables and fruits. Juice squeezed from whole oranges and lemons, rubbed into acne affected areas, have cleansing and healing benefits. Eat the oranges and use the lemons in a nice green salad. You can even try slicing a potato and rubbing the juice into affected areas. Toss the potato, of course.



You need not settle for a life of bad skin! Discover many more natural acne treatments! Visit the Simple Acne Cures blog for more helpful acne home remedies, tips, and tricks. And, for reviews of the top three natural acne treatments, you need to visit The Natural Acne Cures website.

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