Beauty Treatments That Beat Whiteheads
To put it plain and simple, no one likes acne. Unfortunately, almost everyone will have to deal with it at one point or another in their lifetime. While many men tend to leave their acne days in their pubescent past, greater amounts of women are no stranger to a breakout once a month or so. Although some women may experience acne prone skin all month long; recent research shows that about 80% of women get adult acne until age sixty.
Whether you’re getting a routine break out or you are like most women and just have acne prone skin, pimples are some tempting little devils. Then, to make matters worse, when an imperfection morphs into a whitehead, it’s basically screaming “PICK ME!!! SQUEEZE ME!!! POP ME!!!” every time you glance into the mirror. Although you know it’s bad to do, chances are you follow it’s demands. While we hate to sound like your mother (seriously, we’re sorry), you really need to stop picking, squeezing, and popping the whiteheads (and all other acne marks) on your skin. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we hope we can wipe away any annoyance the repeated suggestion may have caused by providing you with a few beauty treatments that are sure to beat whiteheads.
In case you’ve not already tried topical or medicated treatments, it’s worth mentioning that those which are most effective at treating white heads have either benzoyl peroxide OR salicylic acid as an active ingredient. On the other hand, if you’ve just about every product in the drugstore and still can’t seem to find relief, it may be worth it to make an appointment with a board certified dermatologist. He or she will be able to prescribe you a topical retinoid treatment that is formulated with more powerful ingredients such as tretinoin or adapalene.
Schedule Some Me-Time
There’s no denying that stress can take a major toll on your skin. Luckily, there are angel equivalent professionals – otherwise known as aestheticians – who can help you relax and rid you of your acne at the same time. In fact, no matter what condition your skin is in, seeing a certified aesthetician is one of the best things you can do to keep it looking and feeling healthy. Do keep in mind that beauty is best achieved with the investments of both time and money. Many people assume they can get a single facial and be good for a year, but, since the skin’s cycle is 30-60 days long, that’s how long you should wait between visits.
Secrets of the Kitchen
One of the best kept acne-busting secrets can be found right in your kitchen cabinet! Baking soda has been used for decades to treat and cure acne and you can use too. The best way to get the maximum benefits from the powder is to use it as a face mask every few days. All you need to do is mix one part baking soda with one part water, mix the two together until they form a smooth past. Apply and even layer of the white paste to clean, damp skin. You can apply the paste to the effected area or your entire face, either way, you’ll want to leave the treatment on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.