Best Acne Treatment Tips For Sensitive Skin
Being plagued by acne is not only irritating but stressful as well; people who are prone to acne would certainly agree with that. But for those who have sensitive skin, the stress level is double. Because it’s not easy to find treatment or product for sensitive skin. I know that because I have a very sensitive skin and I couldn’t find any suitable product for my skin. None of the commercial products I’ve tried seem to work; more often than not, they end up creating more problems for my sensitive skin.
One of the most effective ingredients for treating acne is called benzoyl peroxide; it works very well in killing germs that cause acne. But if you have a sensitive skin, you are out of luck because this agent is too harsh for delicate skin. Just a tiny amount could irritate a sensitive skin and trigger rashes all over. If you have sensitive skin, you should consult a dermatologist for treatment.
Besides getting help from your dermatologist to treat your acne, you should also adopt a healthy lifestyle. This is the best acne treatment solution for those who have sensitive skin.
Follow the steps below to get rid of acne without agonizing your sensitive skin:
1. Proper cleansing.
Make sure you only use cleanser given or recommended by your dermatologist; for sensitive skin, the cleanser usually contains only all-natural or botanical ingredients. Lather a nickel-sized amount of cleanser between your hands, then use your fingertips gently massage it into your face using a circular motion. Start at the forehead, then move down to the nose and cheeks.
2. Drink plenty of water.
Drink at least 2 liters of water a day. Besides keeping your skin hydrated, water is also known for its miraculous detoxifying properties. It helps replenish and revitalize the gastrointestinal system.
3. Eat a healthy and balanced diet
Eat more fruits, vegetables, bread and cereals. Eat less red meat, dairy foods or foods that are high in fat (especially saturated fat) and salt. Eat fish at least two times a week. Fish is a good source of protein and rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fats which are the good fats.
4. Exercise regularly
You may have heard this countless times that exercise is good for your health but how can regular exercise help you get rid off acne? Well, exercise doesn’t get rid of acne directly but it causes the body to produce endorphins, chemicals that help calm the mind and suppress stress. Exercise also helps you sleep better at night. Best types of exercises are aerobics like jogging, brisk walking, swimming, cycling, kickboxing, etc. where you get to move every part of your body.
5. Have enough rest
Try to sleep before 12am every night and sleep at least 7 hours a day. More importantly, sleep well at night. Your body (including skin) is doing self healing when you sleep. There’s no product in the world that can refresh and revitalize your body like the natural self-healing system provided by your own body.
So, forget about those people who are telling you to use such and such acne treatment product for your sensitive skin; if you follow the above steps religiously, you don’t need to worry about acne.