The dos and don’ts of spot breakouts

Everyone seems to know best when it comes to how you should treat spots. There are so many different rumours and remedies going around, that it’s impossible to keep track.

After waking up one morning, the reflection of your clear skin in the mirror seeming like a distant memory, it’s easy to get straight on the internet, searching for the quickest fix.

This comes with huge risks though, and you really shouldn’t believe everything you read online. Contradictions are all too common across different sources. A lot of home remedies, that some may believe have worked for them, could be potentially harmful to your skin. These processes could also make your spots much worse than when you started.

Many believe that your diet has a lot to do with how spotty you are, which can be the case. However, it isn’t always true that eating unhealthy food, such as sweets and chocolate, are directly linked to more spots. It’s best to work out which foods cause more spots for you, by keeping an eye on what you’ve eaten before your biggest breakouts.

Squeezing and picking is one technique that is sure to be a very dangerous game. Gently squeezing a spot that is ready to come can sometimes help the process, but more often than not you can end up doing more harm than good. It’s best to avoid this altogether.

There are an endless amount of creams and gels that can be purchased, all claiming to leave you with blemish-free skin. With these, it’s again important to work out what’s best for you. Some products, such as those from Dermalogica skin care, will have glowing reviews from a lot of happy customers.

However, these can come at a hefty price. If you do your research and work out what’s best for your skin, it is possible to find results with a product that’s more reasonably priced.

Although there are certain things that just should not be done, it seems that generally, it’s a case of what works for you and what doesn’t.

Undoubtedly the best option, if you really are facing acne problems, is to seek advice from a dermatologist about your skin.

TNT Health


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