How to remove acne from the face?

Who has not suffered from those pimples that appear without warning? We know that acne-prone skin can often lower our self-esteem and become annoying.

Acne is not a problem that only affects young people. It can appear at any time in life, both as acne breakouts and isolated pimples.

Therefore, we are going to tell you all the secrets about acne, are you ready to become professionals?

How do you know if you have acneic skin?

These are some of the symptoms you need to identify to know if you have acne-prone skin:

  • Rashes
  • Redness
  • ️Excess sebum

What causes acne?

Different factors can influence such as stress, poor diet, poor skin care practices, pollution, hormonal changes that give rise to the well-known hormonal acne...

One of the most common causes in recent years has been the use of hygienic masks that have sensitized the skin, making it more prone to pimples or small peelings. It has been dubbed 'maskne ' (mask + acne).

What causes the appearance of 'maskne'?

The use of masks causes obstruction of the skin, which, together with heat and humidity, favors the proliferation of bacteria. In addition, the friction of the mask clogs the follicles and creates acne breakouts more easily.

What are the types of acne?

Excess sebum in the skin causes the pores to dilate and the skin pores tend to become clogged, causing different types of acne:

Blackheads: Obstruction of an open pore due to excess sebum that oxidizes when in contact with air, giving it that black color.

Whiteheads: Excess sebum in a pore, in this case closed and white.

(If the difference between the first two is not very clear to you, we recommend you read our post HOW TO REMOVE BLACKHEADS FROM YOUR FACE? )

Pustules: clogged pores in which their walls begin to open and when fighting against dirt or bacteria that try to enter, pus is caused and its appearance is white.

Papules: small, tender, red blemishes (like pustules but without pus)

Cysts: Painful lumps with pus under the skin

Nodules: Large, solid, painful lumps under the skin

How to remove acne from the face?

If you suffer from pimples and this question is constantly on your mind, carefully read our recommendations on how to remove acne from your face:

  1. Create a beauty routine with natural ingredients such as gotu kola, tea tree or snail slime. These ingredients calm, soothe and prevent redness of the skin. In addition, they regenerate the skin, leaving it smooth and soft. Super important: be consistent with it!
  2. Strengthens and repairs the skin's protective barrier to prevent further irritation. Moisturize it with ingredients such as ceramides or centella asiatica, very common in Korean creams.
  3. Includes exfoliating ingredients such as AHA or BHA acids that help you control oil and deeply clean pores. There are many Korean products formulated with them, but we advise you to start with toners. As it is a product for daily use, they contain the right concentration of acids so that they perform their effect in the most respectful way with the skin, without irritating it.
  4. Having a good facial cleanser is essential, since impurities, oil, dead cells and makeup can clog pores and cause pimples to appear. Therefore, it is very important to have an acne soap with which to clean your face twice a day, once at night and once in the morning. Easy, right?
  5. The best toner for acne will be one whose formula and ingredients are specific for this type of skin; they usually contain acids that work wonders for you due to their micro-exfoliations.
  6. If you're wondering what cream is good for acne on the face , look for light, easily absorbed textures. Korean products usually indicated for combination-oily skin usually have these textures, Korean lotions or emulsions are good alternatives to creams in these cases.
  7. Protects the skin from the sun . Put on sun protection every day of the year! The sun's rays have a very damaging effect on our skin, also affecting the appearance of pimples and blackheads as a result of sweat, sensitivity or redness of the skin.
  8. Use products that help reduce pimples, such as spot treatment creams or patches . They help treat acne, get rid of red and dark spots, remove scars and pimples, and remove redness from the skin. They are ideal for combating an acne breakout!

What should we not do when faced with an acne outbreak?

  1. Don't touch the pimples! We all tend to exploit them but it is not the solution! When we touch the pimples and try to exploit them, they end up getting worse. Popping the pimple may make the pus go away and relieve the pressure, but it makes the inflammation worse. Furthermore, it is very possible that when trying to remove a pimple we end up with several marks, since when the pimple explodes the skin is broken.
  2. Avoid touching your face with your hands or resting it on objects that tend to accumulate certain sebum, residues and impurities on the skin, such as our mobile phone. Touching your face with dirty hands or a phone can bring bacteria to your face that causes skin pores to become inflamed and irritated.
  3. Avoid harsh beauty products for the skin. It's the last thing you need! When faced with an acne outbreak, our skin is much more sensitive. For this reason, it is not advisable to use mechanical exfoliants (scrub type), since they drag dead cells and in most cases drag bacteria from pimples across the face, causing an even greater acne outbreak.

How to remove acne marks?

And now comes the dilemma, you have finally managed to forget about the pimples, but you have left the mark of some of them, no problem!

We know that it is very annoying, but by including regenerating products that unify the skin such as snail slime or vitamin C, your skin will be perfect.

Of course, although we tell you which cream is used to remove acne spots, what you need to maintain a constant routine. If you do, the results will come soon, guaranteed!

If you also apply facial masks with ingredients such as rice , yuja or galactomyces that even out skin tone at least once a week , get ready for the change!

But how to eliminate acne on the back?

Although the most common area where acne appears is the face, many people also suffer from it on their back. It is called 'bacne' due to the union of the word back and acne.

How to prevent bacne?

  • Using soaps with ingredients like salicylic acid
  • Exfoliate the area once a week
  • Apply soothing and moisturizing gels
  • Wash after sweating
  • Use your fingertips to apply a mild, non-abrasive cleanser.
  • Avoid products that irritate your skin
  • Do not rub affected areas
  • Do not pop, pick or squeeze the stitches as this can cause them to spread and leave a scar.
  • Use sun protection and do not expose yourself to the sun too much
  • If after all this information you see that your acne persists or even worsens, go to a dermatologist so they can tell you, after examining your case, what is the best treatment for severe acne.

    We hope it helps you and you put all these little tricks into practice, it's time to say goodbye to acne!

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