When To See Your Doctor
As a quick disclaimer, it is always advisable to get a doctor's or dermatologists opinion about getting a treatment for acne. If you are over 25 and you now suffer from severe acne, especially if you had mild or no acne as a teen, it would be a very good idea to visit your doctor. It could be that you have a skin condition that is causing the acne.
Keeping It Clean
There is no doubt that you want to keep your face as clean as possible so you maintain a healthy vibrant skin condition. But it is very important to realize that you can over do the washing and that will have the reverse effect of curing your acne. You must find a balance of too little and too much washing to give you a glowing face.
Over washing your face will actually do more harm than good. This is especially true for people who wash 5 or 6 times a day and apply numerous moisturizers, creams or medications as this will actually make the condition worse. What you will probably end up with is overly dry or overly oily skin.
With all of the cleansers and creams available on the market today it is sometimes just better to wash your face in lukewarm water and a little soap. No one wants a face filled with blemishes which can be very painful and unsightly to say the least. The point here is that you do not need to spend a lot of money on various chemical or lotion products to clean your face.
Since no one has the same skin as the next person you may not be able to just wash with soap and water as some skin types will require something else altogether. This is why some people should consult a dermatologist for advice about the possibility of using a cream or med on their face. There are several brands out there that may be beneficial for some skin types.
The point here is to keep the treatment simple. If you find that washing once a day is working for you and don't notice any increase in your condition then keep that up. Remember that after you wash to pat your skin dry with a soft towel and do not rub the area. If you have a doctor who has prescribed any meds for you, continue to wash once a day but do not exceed this amount.
As mentioned above too much washing your face can have negative consequences for your skin. Rubbing your face too hard with a towel can cause the lesions to rupture causing more infections on your face thus making it that much harder to cure.
Remember, acne is caused by the excessive secretion of oils in the skin pores which attracts dirt and bacteria. Keeping the skin clean but not excessively is the key here. Aggravating or sensitizing your skin just makes the condition worse and harder to treat.
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