If you’re like most people, when you start a new acne facial regime to get your pimples under control, you’re optimistically awaiting the unveiling of your true, pristine and zit-free skin. Yet, something unexpected – be it new, larger acne lesions, or surprisingly unwanted skin rashes- can oftentimes accompany your new skin care program read more.
So, how do you get around those unwanted zits on your journey to clear skin, or are such cosmetic aspirations even possible?
Let’s look at what researchers have discovered on the unwanted-zits-post-acne-facial topic to save us some time. Thankfully, investigators from India interviewed 36 women and one guy about their skin care regimes. Most of these people had deep, painful nodular cysts on their cheeks and some even experienced whiteheads. In addition to causing the study volunteers social discomfort, these pimple often times left behind acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
After interviewing these people inundated with acne lesions, the researchers discovered that all of the study participants had started a new skin care regime three to eight weeks earlier.
Are the skin care products and newfound acne regime to blame for the volunteers’ widespread acne breakouts? Hardly, because those women and that man selected their own skin care products and carried out their own acne facials with earnest expectations of healthier, flawless skin. However, what did go wrong was a flaw in how these people planned their skin care program and how they responded to newly unwanted acne lesions.
To end this kind of pimple unpredictability, follow this four-step roadmap and customize your acne own skin care regime while enjoying healthier skin.
Step 1: Always test your new acne product before using it on your face
Since there are thousands of skin care products on the market, chances are, you could be allergic to or irritated by one of them. Before you smooth a potential skin irritator onto your face, first test the product on a small area on the side of your neck. If the item is a face wash, test it on a small area of your neck as directed. If the product is moisturizer, leave it on the neck for 12 hours before removing. Within 24 hours of having applied the product, should you notice redness or itching on the neck test spot, do not apply the product to your face.
Using irritating products could make your acne worse by causing more inflammation within your skin. If the product does not cause any adverse affects, proceed to use the product as directed. This first step is critical, because you want to trust that every product in your acne regime is actually benefiting your skin and not irritating it.
Step 2: Practice deep skin cleansing techniques
Take note- the more products and chemicals you place on your skin, the more deeply you will need to cleanse your skin. This does not mean you need to add another three cleansing agents to your skin care regime. Rather, deep facial cleansing involves the safe application of heat to the face. Steam is an ideal way to cleanse the skin and it involves no chemicals or extra spending.
I recommend people with congested, acne prone skin use the steamed washcloth cleansing technique. Plus, it takes just seconds to use. Here’s how to works.
Cleanse your face with a mild cleanser. Now, place a clean, damp washcloth in the microwave on the high reheat setting for 45 seconds. Let the cloth cool for 10 seconds. Next smooth the washcloth over your whole face and allow the escaping steam to remove impacted waste from your pores. You can rinse the washcloth and repeat the microwave steaming step again to give your skin another deep cleansing sensation.
After you are done with this steaming washcloth cleansing technique, you should actually be able to feel your pores breathing. This is your irrefutable sign that you have officially deeply cleansed your skin. (Note: Two minutes in the microwave will destroy almost all the microbes on a washcloth.)
Step 3: Give your skin time to respond to the new skin care regime
Here’s the part about starting a new acne facial that freaks a lot of people out. When you change your skin care regime, and especially when you cleanse your skin in more penetrating ways, your skin must respond to the new changes.
Your skin has countless jobs and one of those jobs involves storing or holding waste that has not correctly left your skin. For instance, let’s take a clogged pore. Most times, a clogged pore starts out small, about the size of a pinhead.