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Treating Mild Acne: How to Banish the Occasional Pimple

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Keeping your facial skin healthy is important for making you feel confident and ready to seize the day, in addition to helping you take good care of your body. If you are like most people, you probably suffer from periodic acne breakouts that really throw a cramp in your style and run the risk of permanently marking or scarring your face.


Luckily, there are thousands of products available on the market to attack the root causes of your acne and clear up your face in no time. Do you know what the best methods of treatment are for your mild or periodic acne problems?


Lifestyle changes


If you are one of those fortunate people that only has to deal with mild acne, you may be able to solve your problems without buying specially medicated products. Changing some of your daily habits may be all it takes to clear up your occasional acne. As a first step, make sure you keep your facial area clean, using a mild soap that is non-comedogenic (non-pore-clogging). For some people, washing your face once a day may be enough, especially if you have very dry skin, while for others it is necessary to wash off oil and impurities twice a day.


In addition, make sure you are not touching your face too much throughout the day, dirtying your face with the elements and oils from your hands. Similarly, avoid eating too many oily foods. These can increase the oil production of your skin and potentially cause breakout if left on your facial skin for long.


Natural Remedies


Several natural remedies might be able to cure your mild acne. If you are already following a relatively healthy facial care routine, adding a few essential oils and other natural products could cure your problem in no time. Tea tree oil has become popular recently, as it gently works as a natural astringent to cure your acne slowly over time. Coconut oil has also been shown anecdotally to help cure mild acne and promote cell rejuvination in the sensitive skin on your face.


Because natural remedies are often not verified by any third party as to their efficacy or safety, undertaking a treatment plan based on natural remedies should be done carefully and under the guidance of a professional. Because of the high probability that many natural options were not made under strict regulation of the secondary additives that may be included in the natural product, you should be careful to try the natural product for a day on another part of your body to protect against an allergic reaction. There are several natural remedies that may be able to treat your mild acne with less or even none of the side effects or drawbacks of over-the-counter medicated products.


Over-the-counter products


Thousands of over-the-counter products exist that can help you with your mild acne. You can buy face wash, toner, moisturizer, and spot treatments with the specified purpose of curing and preventing breakouts. Make sure to look at the active ingredients of these products. Do not combine too many products that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, as a high dosage of these medications will be too much for mild acne and will most likely result in more irritated and dry skin. It is best to use just one product—ideally a spot treatment on current breakouts—to treat mild acne without suffering from the side effects of these relatively strong medications.


There are several options for treating mild or periodic acne. Try to find the best acne treatment for your skin type and problems, and avoid overdoing it by piling product after product on your skin.



This is a post by Ashley Williamson. Ashley is a freelance writer interested in topics related to health and fitness. When she is not working she likes to travel and do yoga. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment.


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