Sunday, August 23, 2020

Tips On How To Get Rid Of Acne Effectively

Have you ever been into this kind of scenario where.. you wake up and see that the pimple you’ve been ignoring for the last couple of weeks has now multiplied and is ready for an invasion? Well, it felt like that for me! I had acne all over my forehead that I can't even recognize who's forehead it was anymore. It's not funny at all! So I've come up with this list of TIPS on HOW TO GET RID OF ACNE EFFECTIVELY. I'd like to share this with you because I wish to not only help you achieve a clearer skin but also to help make you feel better. To feel a little less stressed and to hopefully make you see and realize that HAVING PIMPLES ON YOUR FACE OR ANY PART OF YOUR BODY WILL NOT MAKE YOU LESS OF THE AMAZING PERSON YOU ALREADY ARE. :)

But before we dive in, I want to make a special shout out to Skin Solutions Dermatology and Laser Center founded by board-certified dermatologists Dr. Liberty Sumilang & Dr. Francesca Sy-Alvarado. As some of the tips that I will be sharing with you today, if not all, are PRO TIPS that I learned from them too.

So here it goes..

TIP #1 “STOP PICKING OR POPPING YOUR ZIT”

You want to get rid of your acne effectively, not make it worst by probably getting an infection! Popping a zit will only give you short-term satisfaction, so even if you get that impulse, just don’t. Get your filthy hands off your face and leave your zits alone until you get proper treatment for it.

TIP #2 “WASH YOUR FACE IN THE MORNING AS SOON AS YOU WAKEUP AND AT NIGHT BEFORE GOING TO BED WITH WATER AND A GENTLE FACIAL CLEANSER”

I never had acne when I was a teenager, and I have been using the same bar soap for my face and body ever since. But I'm also guilty of conveniently using wet facial wipes to remove my makeup and call it a day.. when I should be really washing it with water and a gentle facial cleanser instead!

The good thing is, I learn from my own mistakes. I've switched from body soap to Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (not sponsored). It is a non-comedogenic, mild, clinically-tested hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, and soap-free cleanser. As recommended by dermatologists worldwide. Don't believe me? Google it!

TIP #3 “IMPROVE YOUR DIET & YOUR LIFESTYLE”

I’m already in my 20s and I learned that there are a lot of factors that may have triggered the appearance of “adult acne” on my face. Factors like :

A. Our genes! For example, if both of your parents and/or siblings are prone to having acne, then there is a BIG chance that you probably are too. But remember, there is no "one size fits all" approach to skin care and acne treatment. Every person's skin is different. A product might work for your sibling but not always for you.

B. Unhealthy diet! High glycemic food and beverages such as chips, baked goods made with white flour, and soft drinks may trigger acne. Try to observe what your triggers are and be mindful of what you eat.

C. Stress! Always try to find ways to manage your stress. Because stress does not only trigger acne but also weakens our body's immune system.

D. Lack of sleep, sleeping late, and waking up late.

E. Hormonal changes, such as increase in male testosterone in women, or some medical conditions. Check with your GP for any known symptoms.

F. Increase in sebum production or clogged pores.

G. Increase in acne causing bacteria.

H. Use of makeup products that irritate the skin. 

TIP #4 “CONSULT A BOARD-CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST NEAR YOU”

When my friends and family started noticing the growing problem on my face a.k.a. my acne, I was so frustrated and was super conscious about it. 

I spent money on expensive skin care products that sadly didn’t work for me. I am not against any brands, but what I am trying to say here is that NOT all of these highly-advertised skin care products will 100% work on each skin type

A dermatologist is able to give you a more personalized advice, and most importantly, proper diagnosis and treatment. I learned the hard way. I would’ve saved time and spent less money had I consulted a professional earlier. 

Once acne scarring happens, it is much harder to fix. And with DIY treatments on the rise? We are unknowingly risking ourselves from developing skin irritation or, worst, skin infections.


TIP #5 “FOLLOW YOUR DOCTOR'S ADVICE”

Be disciplined enough to follow your doctor’s advices and help your body heal. Finish your medications and complete your acne treatment sessions.

Have any skin care or acne tips you'd like to share? 

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*disclaimer*

I am no skin doctor nor a beauty guru. I like to share the knowledge that I have based on my own personal experience. If you follow any of these tips, RESULTS may vary depending on your age, genetics, environment, diet, and lifestyle. So if you are someone who’s done DIY treatments and home remedies that actually worked.. then good for you! You do you, I do me. Let's spare ourselves from toxic negativity. :) 

However, let me remind everyone that the SAFEST and most EFFECTIVE way of dealing with your #ACNEPROBLEM, or other diseases of the hair, nails, and skin, is to consult with a board-certified dermatologist. Dermatologists are skin doctors, they are medical experts who can give you a more tailored and effective treatment regimen.

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