Ella James: Skin Saving Solutions For Fighting Acne and Hiding Pimples Like a Pro

Ella James Skin Saving Solutions Fight Acne Hide Pimples
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If you have trouble skin then you know how difficult it can be to go out and face the day when you’ve got a bad breakout. Acne is a pain to deal with at any age but it is especially difficult to handle when you have teen acne. 

We’re giving you our tips to fight acne like a professional and help your skin stay blemish free!


1. Create a personalized skincare routine
Although common causes of acne include hormones and genetics there are many causes of acne and if you want to effectively clear your skin then you need to figure what is causing your acne. There is no universal treatment of acne. Your skincare routine should be based on the state of your skin and what you want to achieve. Do you have cystic acne or small spots every now and then? Do you have blackheads or whiteheads? Is your acne consistent throughout the entire month or is it hormonal? Do you have anything in your life that is causing you a great deal of stress?

Determine possible causes of acne and the type of acne that you have and tailor the routine that you follow and the products that you use to your skincare concerns. You also need to make sure that you follow through with this routine every single day in order to see long term results.

2. Spot treat at the first sign of pimple
Sometimes you will feel pressure on your skin or notice skin redness before a pimple makes its full debut. If you begin to treat the spot at the first sign of it you can reduce the amount of time that it stays on your skin and speed up the healing process. You can also reduce that chance that the bump will worsen and leave a scar behind. Once on the skin, acne scars can be difficult and time consuming to remove.

3. Use masks regularly
When you have acne masks are your best friend. They are deep treatments that penetrate into your skin and pores in order to keep them clean and eliminate dirt and bacteria that could have result in pimples. There are many masks that are targeted towards acne prone skin that you can purchase and you can also create your own mask at home if you want to save money. 

Below are some ingredients that you should consider adding to your mask for acne prone skin:
  • Activated Charcoal: charcoal may not be something that comes to mind when you think of acne fighting ingredients. But charcoal is a powerful ingredient because it draws acne causing substances to the surface of your skin and purifies your skin.
  • Thyme Extract: this herb has great acne fighting potential. Using the extract in a mask can help heal active breakouts as well as prevent future breakouts. Scientific American has unveiled a study that shows thyme can have more acne fighting power than benzoyl peroxide, which is commonly used to kill bacteria that cause breakouts.
  • Pure Honey: honey is a wonderful way to naturally moisturize your skin. It is full of antioxidants and helps skin retain moisture. Honey is also a natural anti-bacterial agent so it cleanses as well. Just be sure to use %100 pure honey in order to reap the maximum amount of benefits. 
4. Keep your pores open and clean
A major cause of acne is clogged pores. Making sure that you exfoliate on a regular basis can keep bacteria, dead skin cells, and other harmful substances from getting trapped in your hair follicles and causing breakouts. When you choose an exfoliator be sure to reach for one that doesn’t irritate your skin or cause redness. For an easy scrub you can use household items like sugar and lemon juice, or pure honey and oatmeal.

5. Do your research
Do not use any product without researching it first. Take a look at the listed ingredients and read reviews on how other people’s skin reacted to the product after using it. Zinc oxide is an ideal skincare ingredient for spot treating because it lessens the amount of oil that typically accumulates on the surface of the skin where blemishes are found. This natural ingredient is found in Zeroblem acne treatment which is a dermatologist-developed spot treatment designed to clear up breakouts quickly by intensively targeting and healing unsightly, sore blemishes. You should know what you are putting on your skin and the type of reactions that the ingredients could cause. Sometimes your skin will react negatively to a product regardless of how much research you do because everyone’s skin is different. However, you should try to do what you can to limit the amount of bad experiences that you have with products through your research.

6. Be smart about how you use makeup
If you need to cover up a breakout or a pimple make sure that you do it as effectively as possible and without causing more breakouts. First start by making sure that the foundation or concealer that you are using is dermatologist tested. Don’t go for anything that is drying because that will draw more attention to the pimple. Use a clean brush and if you have a red pimple use a yellow-toned product to counteract the redness.

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Author Bio:

Ella James is an aspiring author who is pursuing Health Services Administration degree from St. Petersburg College. She is an active contributor to Consumer Health Digest, which is a leading Health News Website. Her interests include reading and writing about Health, Fitness,  Beauty and Skin Care. Get connected with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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