Discovering acne, pimples or what is popularly known as ‘zits’ is like a nightmare come true. We strive to get clear and flawless skin by using tons of products in the market but there are times when nature does get the better of us.
Here are few things we do wrong when we find ourselves sporting a zit:
1) Popping pimples:
This is the mistake that tops the list among the others mistakes we commit. Pinching the pimple is only going to make things worse. It will encourage the spread of bacteria and make the break out worse. And what’s more you could land up with permanent scars.
So it’s best to keep your hands away from your face unless you want to land up in bigger trouble.
2) Slathering on zit cream:
Sure you want your zit to disappear as soon as it can. But slathering on too much of zit cream is not going to help the matter. Using too much can only dry and irritate the skin. The best solution is to apply the cream with a tiny dab.
3) Covering it up with foundation:
A lot of us try to cover zits with makeup. A concealer only makes the zit look more obvious. So avoid the cakey look and drawing attention to the area by applying layers of makeup like foundation, concealer and powder. A tab bit of product is enough to cover it up.
4) Scrubbing your face squeaky clean:
Zits are not always caused by having a dirty face. All the dirt in your pores is not going to come out by scrubbing. As a matter of fact, it will send your face oil production into overdrive mode and also inflame the skin on your face. You also bear the risk of having the bacteria all over your face.
5) Touching it:
As much as we want to keep our hands away most of us want to feel the pimple, see if can fall off with little pressure or simply touch it to inspect it.
Keeps hands away as you only land up spreading the bacteria all over your face and increasing the chances of more infection and more pimples.
6) Switching treatment methods:
Treatments for zits take a few days to show any results. So if you keep switching between different treatments you only stand the risk of inflammation and irritating your skin.
7) Skipping moisturizers:
We are under the impression that oily faces don’t need moisturizing as they already contain oils. The idea is even more ingrained when we have zits.
Find an oil free formula that will keep your skin soft and supple. Every skin needs its moisture and all moisturizers are not the same that cause pimples. Remember to find a formula that suits you best.