Living with acne can be distressing, especially if it is persistent and refuses to shift. It involves spots, which can manifest as blackheads or cysts. Patches can break out on the face, back and chest and the severity will differ, with some people suffering scarring as a result of prolonged outbreaks. There are several steps you can take to minimise the spread.
Key to managing acne is cleaning and treating it
The key to managing acne is to cleanse, treat the outbreak and moisturise, and keep it generally healthy in the long run. A mild non-perfumed soap or cleanser can be used on the face, along with a gentle make-up remover, to get rid of make-up around the eye. It’s essential to keep the skin clean as this helps prevent breakouts.
Treating the skin is the second step. You may already have been prescribed a lotion to treat your acne. If so, apply the product after thoroughly reading the instructions. There is always a temptation to put on a large amount of cream or gel in the hope that using more will yield better results. However, too much of the product can irritate the skin and encourage the acne to persist in red patches. It’s recommended that only the prescribed amount is used.
Common condition affecting teenagers and young adults
It is a common condition that affects teenagers and young adults, and many will turn to medicine for assistance in clearing up the condition. Refrigeration is an essential component within the medical industry as medicines, vaccines and blood samples will require storage at the correct temperature in a medical refrigeration unit. Practices requiring medical refrigeration can choose from a wide range of units.
According to Metro, a blogger who was so embarrassed of her acne that she would cover herself in makeup has set up an account on Instagram where she shows off her natural beauty. Kara Eden, a 22-year-old from Manchester, has begun to share photos of herself.
Finish your anti-acne routine by using a moisturiser. It’s best to select a moisturiser that won’t cause blockages in the pores. A light moisturiser best suits oily skin, while richer creams are more suitable for young people with dry skin. There are over-the-counter creams, but see your GP if you feel you require stronger treatment.