Self help is one of my favorite topics on this blog and as an acne sufferer I am of course always looking for great ways to get rid of my acne and large pores.
If you suffer from acne or black heads as well then stay tuned and find great selof help ways to reduce that acne and shrink those pores.
First off I found a great video about one of the most self help way to keep that acne under control:
Here is a written version of the routine in this video:
1. Cleanse with a gentle cleanser.
2. slather a 2.5% benzoyl peroxide gel over face. The key to this regimen is to not be sparse with your benzoyl peroxide gel. It works better if you cover all the areas of the face where acne regularly occurs with a good layer of this gel. Allow to sit on the skin for ten to twenty minutes, then wipe off with a dry piece of tissue.
3. Moisturize. Use a moisturizer that is non-comedogenic.
note: studies have shown that a 2.5% benzoly peroxide gel is as effective as a 10% for fighting acne but without over drying or irritating the skin so a 2.5% is great.
This is the regimen I use every day, twice a day to keep my adult acne down. I also personally the acne.org medication, which is a 2.5% benzoyl peroxide gel.
On top of that I also use a salicylic acid facial toner each day which I have found to be super effective at keeping my pores clean and reducing my acne quite a bit. The difference it makes to use a 10% salicylic acid could mean the difference between literally no acne a just a little bit of acne, so consider well using a salicylic acid in your daily skin care routine.
Besides a regular facial cleansing routine to reduce acne you may want to consider an acne medication if you have severe acne. This is usually something you have to get from your doctor by prescription. Accutane is a prescription medication for the treatment of moderate to severe acne.
Although Accutane is not necessarily a self help way of dealing with acne it may be necessary to use something this strong if your acne is severe.
One more thing that will greatly help you if you suffer from acne is to switch to a non-organic makeup such as mineral makeup. Mineral makeup is made from the naturalo minerals of the earth, it won’t clog pores or irritate acne and as an added bonus it is a natural sun screen.
I hope you have found something useful that will help you to combat your acne better.