The Essential Guide To Acne Things That Make Your Acne Worse Acne is one of those conditions that we think we know everything about: It’s mostly known as a teenage thing although you can get acne at any age hence you may also have heard of the term ‘adult acne’. Makeup can cover it up and popping spots are just some of the common misconceptions regarding this condition. Read on in order to rid of those zits for good and discover some universal do’s and don’ts that are worth knowing, so that you can get on the right path to flawless skin.
Washing too much
Washing your face more than twice a day can seriously dry out the skin and cause aggravation to the affected area. Using water that is too hot can also have a reverse effect on acne because it can clog up the pores and create more oil around the skin. Use lukewarm water for a more effective result and wash gently with our Deep Sea Cleanse followed by our Ocean Tone toner, which is designed to leave the skin feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and gently tightens the pores.
Exfoliating your skin more than a few times a week can have the same effect as over washing. Some cheap harsh exfoliators can burst whiteheads causing you to spread the acne and bacteria around your face. If you use your exfoliator too aggressively it can make the skin become sensitive and therefore, takes longer for the acne to heal. Ultra-Smooth Sea Polish with its all natural ultra fine ingredients promotes skin softness and allows the skin to look and feel more radiant, supple and evens out skin texture.
Incorrectly popping spots
As much as your whiteheads are getting you down and you want rid of them, do not just squeeze them without precaution. This is the easiest way to spread bacteria around your face and create redness and inflammation. If you simply must pop them, there is a correct way. If you must, you can use a sterile needle, pierce the spot from the sideways and up. That way you can easily drain the contents without scarring yourself in the process. Or possibly ask someone with more experience. It’s also worth using our Marine Fluid Shine-Free moisturiser, as it decreases redness and encourages retexturing, leaving the skin feeling smoother and firmer.
Sleeping with makeup on
This is pretty obvious but we’re all guilty of it and it’s one of the worst things you can do to your skin. If you leave your makeup on overnight then it cannot renew itself properly and therefore, clogged pores will occur. Makeup wipes are OK once in a while but for a daily skincare routine it’s best to have a more extensive regime. Cleanse and moisturise your face softly to maintain maximum results. Our Deep Sea Cleanse is perfect for all skin types and removes makeup effectively, leaving you with soft and hydrated skin.
Not changing your pillow case and towels often
You’ll spend about 8 hours a night with your face on a pillow, so it’s important to make sure you change them regularly. If your pillow case is dirty then you are sleeping on dead skin cells and spreading bacteria. Your face towel should also be changed regularly for the same reason.
Suffering from acne is a very unpleasant thing to have to go through at any age, but with our skincare products and today’s option to undergo effective acne laser treatment, you will have the stunning skin you’ve always dreamed of.