Pimples can be a horrible condition, no matter what its cause is or what age you are. However, there are ways you can go about preventing and clearing up pimples. The following article is going to give you advice that you can use to get on the road to clear skin.
Keep your hands off your face. It might sound simple and a bit odd, but touching your face too often can actually make your skin break out. Your fingertips, especially, contain a lot of oil. Sitting with your hand on your face is a good habit to break if you are trying to improve your complexion.
If you have a blemish that’s big and red, try putting some ice on it before you go to sleep at night. When you wake up in the morning you should find that the swelling has gone down and the blemish will be noticeably better. This can be good to get rid of blemishes that pop up the night before a big event.
To prevent acne, you need to make sure that your face is clean, but do not over-clean. Many people think that pimples is caused by dirt and therefore you should scrub and wash your face more than twice a day. This is untrue. A gentle facial cleansing one or possibly two times a day with a gentle soap and clean water is all you need for clearer skin.
Get more vitamin A daily to have clearer skin free of breakouts. The beta-kerotene (a.k.a vitamin A) found in vegetables like carrots helps make the skin able to protect itself better against anything that could cause pimples like dirt, oil, and foreign germs. It also helps make the skin repair itself more quickly.
Having a clearer face may be as simple as taking a dip in the ocean. It is known that salt water has a positive effect on zits. It drys up the oils that cause breakouts, leaving you with a smooth result. You can also make your own salt water and wash daily.
You always want to take extreme caution when deciding on prescription medication for your acne. A lot of the pills out there, have really negative side effects, so you will want to weigh the pros and cons. Sometimes acne is better off being treated naturally, rather than dealing with the side effects from drugs.
To clear up and prevent acne, increase your zinc intake. There’s been recent evidence, showing that too little zinc in your diet, can actually be a cause of acne. Zinc also helps prevent zits with its antibacterial properties, is essential to the immune function that heals pimples and helps your body’s cells (including skin cells) to function properly. Foods rich in zinc include, shiitake and crimini mushrooms, asparagus, collard greens, maple syrup and shrimp.
As was stated in the beginning of the article, pimples is not pleasant for anyone, no matter what your situation is. But you do not have to suffer any longer. By taking the advice that was given to you in the above article, you are on your way to improving your pimples and discomforts that come with it.