Acne can be quite troublesome for anyone since they cause discomfort and pain. Not only do they blemish your smooth skin, they leave marks behind that are sometimes hard to erase.
Acne can get reinfected if they are invaded by bacteria in the air or if you scratch them inadvertently. Acne is caused by blockage of skin pores and this gives rise to blister like inflammation of the affected skin.
Here are some tips and tricks on how to stop acne reinfection:
Avoid scratching the old acne area
Once acne has erupted in some areas of the face, neck or chest, it takes two or three days for it to dry up. Care should be taken to avoid scratching these acne or pimples just when they are about to dry. This will trigger the bacteria around and acne may get reinfected.
Frequently change your pillow cases and bedsheets
The bacteria present in the old acne can settle in damp areas of your bedsheetds and pillow cases. Make it a point to frequently change the pillow cases as well bed spreads and sheets to avoid reinfection of acne.
Wash your face and neck regularly
Oily skin is most prone to acne reinfection. Those who possess an oily skin should make it a habit to wash their face with water at least four to five times in a day. After washing, just dab the washed area with a clean napkin instead of vigorously wiping your face and neck. Too much pressure can burst open some of the old acne causing reinfection of the acne.
Avoid using harsh soaps and face washes
You must know what type of soap or face wash suits you best. Do not fall into advertising traps and indulge in all the new soaps and face washes in the market. Chances are that you will end up with more acne and reinfection than otherwise.
Eat healthy food with less oil content
It has been observed that healthy and nutritious food promotes opening of skin pores and free circu;lation of air in the skin. This can help in keeping acne reinfection away from your delicate skin. Eating oily food can increase the acne eruptions on the skin.
Change your inner wear everyday
Since excessive sweating can block the skin pores,and promote the growth of bacteria, it is advisable to change your linen, especially brassiers and t-shirts everyday to keep your skin healthy and acne free.
Use mild detergents to wash clothes
Use of quality detergents and mild soaps to wash your clothes and bed sheets can help in keeping acne reinfection away. The harsh detergents can irritate your skin, if left behind on the clothes and cause blockage of your skin pores, consequently leading to acne.
Use mild foundation creams before applying strong make up
Many of the ingredients in make up kits can prove to be quite harmful for your type of skin.Therefore, it is always better to apply a thin layer of foundation cream under the make up to keep your skin unblemished and acne free.
These are the few tips and tricks on how to stop acne reinfection. Hope it helps you to have an acne free spotlessly glowing skin!
Popea Ionut writes on behalf of TopSkin and has contributed to many other health blogs such as Xkincare.