4 simple ways to treat acne and pimples

Acne and pimples are one of the most common and persistent infections.

Here are some 4 verified ways to treat your acne and boost your self confidence.

But first let us re-familiarize ourselves with the types of skin issues.

Whiteheads

These appear when pores become clogged with excess oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells.

If the pore closes up, you’ll see a tiny bump that looks white or flesh colored. These are whiteheads.

Blackheads (dark spots) and pimples

If the pore fills with debris but stays open, you’ll see a blackhead. The black dots aren’t dirt, so resist scrubbing. It will only worsen your acne.

Firstly, you can treat acne by using a retinoid. 

You can buy one retinoid, adapalene, without a prescription.

You’ll also want to use a benzoyl peroxide wash. It can help get rid of the excess P. acnes bacteria on your skin.

Secondly, try washing your face twice daily with an acne face wash that contains benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

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If you have a lot of papules, it can be helpful to see a dermatologist.

Another way to treat pimples is to avoid popping them.

Most often, we are tempted to burst these pimples because they feel uncomfortable.

However, bursting them will only worsen the situation. See a dermatologist for further advice.

You can also get a cortisone injection.

This can help to quickly destroy the pimple. The cortisone injection shrinks the swollen tissue in the pimple, easing  inflammation and allowing the pimple to heal. 

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