You are unemployed, short on money and you need to look your best for an upcoming interview, but you just had an outbreak of acne on your face. How are you going to afford treatment and clear it up in time for the big day? Here are some low cost tips to clearing up your acne.
Use hydrocortisone cream on an existing pimple to remove redness when it becomes inflamed. A dab of this cream can help not only soothe the pimple, but will shrink the blood vessels in the area, reducing the appearance of redness. Be careful not to use it too often, as your skin can get used to it and it may cause more skin problems in the future.
Try to avoid keeping your face in the sun. Tanning on your face is a sure way to develop acne and also, to make any acne that you already have, worse. This can cause the skin around and on your breakouts, to shed a ton more than the rest of your skin, too.
To help clear acne, you should make sure to wash your face at least two times a day. This removes the oils and sweat that has been building up on your face. You may want to use some sort of facial wash or cleanser to help in scrubbing and removing these oils.
Shaving serves as exfoliation and therefore, can be an excellent way of removing dead skin cells. This can help to both prevent acne, and keep it from spreading if a break out has occurred. Avoid shaving any areas that are sore or infected however, as this can further irritate the skin.
To improve the way that your face looks, try to keep your hands off of your skin as much as possible. During the course of the day, your hands retain a lot of bacteria, which can irritate your face and lead to acne cysts and blemishes, ruining your appearance.
Having a high amount of stress is something that can cause you get very bad acne. When you are under stress, you tend to not take care of yourself and your hormones get a little out of whack. All of this leads to acne. It is important to remember to breath deeply and try not to stress to much.
A great tip for clearing up acne is to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. Fresh fruits and vegetables are loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that will help clear up your skin. Avoid eating processed foods or consuming too much sodium, as eating these things can cause acne.
Resist the urge to pop or pick at pimples. Although it may feel like popping a pimple will get rid of it faster, it could make it much worse. Pinching will cause the skin to become more red and swollen, and possibly, end up bleeding. This can cause scarring that will last forever, so be patient and let the pimple heal without popping.
Although you probably are not any more closer to securing a job than you were at the beginning of the article, at least you now know how to look your best for the least amount of money. Follow these tips and you will see a boost in your own confidence, along with clearer skin.