Spots and acne are part of life. Many people suffer from acne during puberty, but usually it heals once they get older. For some of us, the problem persists into adulthood and it can become a cause of low self-esteem. Those of us whose skin is plagued by adult acne know that it can be highly frustrating and can make us lose our confidence. No one needs to suffer in this way. There are several things you can do to rid yourself of acne and have clear, glowing skin.
Certain lifestyle and dietary choices can increase the occurrence of spots. Fried foods, foods high in saturated fats and refined sugar, are some of the worst culprits. Lack of sleep, exercise, and water can also cause skin problems. By changing your lifestyle and developing healthy habits, you can see a rejuvenation of your skin.
Any treatment of acne will have to include lifestyle changes to prevent its return. The problem with improving your diet and lifestyle to battle acne is that it is a slow process, especially when trying to heal old acne scars. Sometimes you will also need to find the right treatments for quicker results.
There are many products available that will help to get your spots and pimples under control. Distinct types of acne require specific products for effective treatment. If you suffer from whiteheads, you want a treatment containing salicylic acid. If you have small red spots with or without a head, go with a product containing benzoyl peroxide. For those who suffer from blackheads, you’ll want to combine salicylic acid with a process of deep exfoliation.
For some of us, lifestyle changes and over-the-counter products just aren’t effective. This can be because they don’t produce the desired results or because they don’t do so quickly enough. If this is the situation you find yourself in, then it’s worth considering a series of medical-grade facial peels. Facial peels deeply exfoliate the top layer of skin, removing blemishes from pimples and acne scars, and you will see results from the very first treatment.