You are unemployed, short on money and you need to look your best for an upcoming interview, but you just had an outbreak of zits 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.
If you absolutely must pop a pimple, do not use your fingers. Make sure the head of the pimple (white area) is exposed and never pop a pimple that does not have a head. Take a sewing needle or safety pin and sterilize it with an open flame, alcohol, or boiling water. Rub the pimple with alcohol to kill any germs on it. Then use the needle or pin to pierce the tip of the pimple head from the side and gently pull upward to lance the head. The pimple should drain and you can clean it afterwards with a clean tissue.
A great way to minimize and prevent pimples is by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Keeping your skin hydrated will allow the dead skin to be removed and will unclog your pores. Try to drink at least eight full glasses of water a day, to keep the pimples away.
If you would like to reduce the size and color of your untimely breakouts, you may want to just try ice. The cooling effects will actually subside the swelling so the pimple is not as visible. Try icing before bed and you will wake up with a smaller, less noticeable pimple.
If you are suffering from zits, make sure to limit your time in the sun. Sun exposure actually makes pimples worse. The sun causes your skin to shed more than what’s normal and it will further clog your pores, which will make your zits worse. If you absolutely must go outside, make sure to wear a wide brimmed hat and sun screen.
To eliminate or prevent zits, the first thing you should consider is what your skin comes into contact with. Skin care products, sunscreen, soaps, surfaces and even some foods all have things in them that can cause outbreaks. Analyze your surroundings and look at the labels or research online anything you come into constant contact with, especially the parts of your body where pimples breaks out.
Do not worry about dirt aggravating your acne problems. This is not to say that letting your face get filthy is a great idea, but you should be aware that surface dirt has virtually nothing to do with acne. Pimples is caused by infections inside clogged pores; what happens on the surface does not affect the process. Worrying too much about a dirty face can tempt you to washing it too often and too roughly, irritating your skin and spreading your zits.
Limiting the amount of caffeine that you drink can help you reduce pimples. Caffeine encourages your body to give off an abundance of stress hormones. These hormones make zits worse, so it is important to stay away from things like chocolate, coffee and tea. Reducing these foods should cause you to see a noticeable difference in your skin.
If your skin is very sensitive or pimples-prone, you may want to use hard-pressed Q-tips or cotton swabs to apply facial creams or medication. This prevents bacterial contamination from your fingers, and the firmly packed cotton at each end of the swab will not leave a cottony residue on your face.
Ways To Get Rid Of Acne
Crushed up aspirin is one of the best and most effective ways to get rid of zits. It works by drying up the skin, which in turn, dries out the pimple. To use this treatment, simply crush up about four aspirins. Mix in about a tablespoon or two of water and apply to your face. Wash it off after 20 minutes.
Get Rid Of Zits Scars
To help get rid of pimples scars, you may want to consider using potatoes. The vitamins found in potatoes are not only good for you skin, but they truly work to heal pimples scars. Just cut the potato in half, rub it on your face, and wask it off after about 15 minutes.
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.