11 Sep 2010
There many acne treatments that work and there are many that do not. Remember you need to target the two main causes for an effective acne free treatment.
1. Clogged pores.
2. Bacteria in you skin.
Two main things in an effective acne treatment will tackle the two causes and remove or improve your acne,
1. Hygiene, wash your face.
2. A treatment to kill bacteria and clear pores.
As acne is partly cause by blocked pores you first need to unclog them. Wash your face regularly with a mild soap wash or clinical soap. Non fragrance soap is the best. Use warm water to open your skin pores. Wash with a soft cloth which will not scratch you or irritate you skin. Wash you face morning and night.
At first you may find your skin gets worse as it begins to get clean. Keep at it and after one week your skin will improve again. It is hard to keep your face clean all the time so here are a few tips. Try to avoid touching your face with your hands as they will transfer grease and bacteria to your skin clogging pours. Also use some common sense. Clean around your mouth with a napkin or just some water if it gets dirty when eating. Wash your forehead if you are sweating during the day.
If you still have some acne or pimples re-appearing, you will need some acne home treatment or acne treatment cream to kill the P acne bacteria. On this site I will discuss the various options. But keeping your face clean will greatly reduce the amount of acne treatment you require which is good.
One step that is usually mentioned is diet or good healthy food. It is believed that certain oily foods can cause acne, or having a healthy inside can reduce or stop acne. There is no statistical or scientific link between diet and acne proven yet. But we will explore that at a later date and how you can find out if your diet is affecting your acne.
The next post we will a step back and look at what you are trying to achieve in your acne free treatment.