Do not pick acne. Trying to squeeze out blackheads or whiteheads may lead to further infection. Also leading to scarring is picking up acne at second stage.
There is a misconception that excessive sweat or dirt can cause acne. In blackheads what you see black is not dirt but oxidized sebum. Please do not be harsh with your skin. That will aggravate the acne condition. Gently clean your face with mild soap or cleansers formulated to care for acne and warm water. Pat dry, do not rub.
The cosmetics and skin care products you need to use are noncomedogenic. These are products which are certified to not cause or aggravate acne.
Facials can lead to aggravating your acne. Any kind of facial should be avoided if you have an acne outbreak.
Do you have the habit of touching your acne frequently? Then stop that habit. Bangs on the forehead should also be avoided.
Do you frequently touch your face? That’s one habit you need to stop. Also avoid any bangs coming on the forehead.
Keep your face free of make up as much as possible. Breathing fresh air is a must for the skin. For skin that’s prone to acne, fresh air is needed.
Don’t use oil or oil rich product for your hair. Use oil free hair care products. Oily hair may worsen your acne.
Using oil or oil rich products for your hair is something you need to avoid. What you can do instead is use oil free hair care products. Oily hair can make your acne worse.
If your medication doesn’t produce immediate result in treating acne, don’t get worried. Consult your doctor and find out the time during which you would get relief from acne. Do not worry till then. Acne medication takes time to treat acne and produce clear skin.