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Ultimate guide to treat acne

Uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, and acne are the most common skin issues right now which every other woman deals with. In this age of glass skin where beauty standards have reached an all-time high, women are growing more and more anxious towards making their skin flawless. Just a small pimple before a big event gives them an ultimate scare. Nobody is perfect and nor does their skin! Some people tend to have acne due to PCOS, some get acne due to stress or any type of skin allergy. Before diving into the causes of acne being faced by most women, let’s first identify the types of acne.

1) Whiteheads

These are mostly caused by under-exfoliating. When you don’t scrub off the oily surface of your skin then the oil is piled up on your skin thus blocking the pores and in turn, you get whiteheads.

2) Cysts

You get cysts due to hormonal imbalance. Most women get cysts right before the start of their menstrual cycle. Irregular periods, bloating and hormonal imbalance bring cysts on your skin which is why it is highly recommended that you increase water intake in order to keep your skin hydrated. 

3) Nodules

These are the stubborn red bumps on your skin that are painful and hard to squeeze. These pimples can only be treated through prescription assistance by a good dermatologist. Some medicated creams or ointments can dry out these pimples to avoid pain. Try not to squeeze or pick them because they will get worse.

Treatments to get rid of acne

1) Use a salicylic acid-based face wash

Salicylic acid is extremely beneficial for the treatment of stubborn acne as it provides instant relief to your skin. Other ingredients which are equally beneficial include benzoyl peroxide, azelaic acid, tea tree oil, neem oil, Retin-A, and hyaluronic acid. 

2) Face yoga

Exercise is not only good for your body but your face also needs exercise to keep itself fresh. Plenty of face yoga exercises are available on the internet that you can do to get rid of acne. Face yoga regulates the blood supply on your face thus resulting in good cell production. Face yoga also has other benefits which include face lifting, removal of double chin, and wrinkles. 

3) Witch hazel

Witch hazel was first used in the 18th century to treat acne. Witch hazel extract is known to have anti-inflammatory properties which are used to get rid of stubborn acne.

4) Essential oils

Essential oils like tea tree oil, peppermint oil, lavender oil, and rosemary oil are used to cure every type of acne according to their properties. Tea tree oil gives a soothing effect to your skin. Lavender oil prevents the growth of bacteria on your skin. Peppermint and rosemary oils provide a calming effect for the burning sensation on your skin. 

5) Microdermabrasion

It is a type of treatment that is used to treat acne, acne spots, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles. This treatment is a little on the expensive side but can do wonders for your skin. It is a laser treatment that opens the pores of your skin and some rejuvenating serums are inserted in your skin to make it fresh.

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