Everyone knows what it is like to wake up in the morning and find a hugely unattractive acne spots on their face and even worse when it happens when you have a job interview or some other important event coming up. However, there are some techniques to help deal with acne spots and any form of acne which appears on your skin.
Spots are a part of acne which affects around 96% of the western population. Spots arise when your pores are blocked by excess sebum (oil produces by the sebaceous gland) and bacteria which lives on the surface of your skin reaches the blocked gland. This results in a red and swollen spot which fills with white pus.
There are many factors which will affect the condition of your skin such as hormonal changes, diet and even stress. Stress can cause a change in hormone levels which is why it is often found that people breakout in spots or pimples just before a major event.
There are many over the counter spot treatments which can help get rid of spots and leave you with clear skin. A really severe case may require a visit to a dermatologist who can then prescribe something stronger like an antibiotic.
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However, before it reaches that point there are many natural spot treatments which are tried and tested, cheap and easy to use. Tea tree oil is an excellent anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory treatment. Applying a little of it to the spot, diluted with a bit of water, will greatly help reduce inflammation. Another option is rosewater which is also naturally anti-inflammatory. You can also buy a number of creams and cleansers which contain benzoyl peroxide which will gently dry your skin and help remove the spots.
If a spot is red and has no head then you should not squeeze it. This can make things worse by forcing the bacteria deeper under the skin and can even lead to scarring. Acne scarring is harder to deal with than a simple breakout and in the most severe case can leave scars for life. If the spot has come to a noticeable white head then you can squeeze it but make sure your hands are clean and clean the affected area afterwards. If you’re not careful you could spread the bacteria which will lead to more spots.
In general try to maintain a healthy lifestyle and drink lots of water. Wash your face twice a day and try to prevent your skin getting excessively oily. Finally, using our Exposed 6-Piece Kit provides a full set of acne treatment products to help get rid of spots.
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