How to Treat Acne On Your Face

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Whether you are a teen or adult, you know that acne on your face can detract from your social life and can make you self conscious. Acne can appear in a variety of forms and only in a certain section of your face or all over your face, in the form of red or pink dots, pimples, white and black heads or even scars. You do not have to give in to having acne on your face. Having suffered from it myself, this takes a proactive approach on how to treat acne on your face, not just live with it or cover it up. You may find some or all of the treatment steps and options helpful.

Things You'll Need

  • Supplements
  • Facial Cleanser
  • Laser Treatment
  • Chemical Peel
  • Acne Wash
  • Acne Remover
  • Healthy Nutrition
  • Notebook
  • Attempt to determine what exactly is causing the acne on your face. Is it a relatively new phenomenon? Could it be a reaction from food, allergies, chemicals, hormones, stress or new facial cleaners? Sometimes pimples

  • Grab a small notebook and keep a food and acne diary and try to record everything you eat. Rate the severity of acne breakouts on your face, especially if your allergies are bad, you tried new soaps, you are under a great deal of stress or you are menstruating.

  • Visit your dermatologist or health care provider with your diary and questions in hand. The doctor will help you better determine what may be causing acne to develop on your face and what you both can do to help treat it.

  • Visit a nutritionist so you can learn ways that food affects your complexion and how natural food can improve your face and outlook on life. Come up with an eating plan that will lessen the acne on your face. Continue to write progress and notes in your acne diary.

  • Explore the many acne supplements and creams that are on the market, providing your health care provider gives you permission and is kept informed of your decisions. Keep skin on face hydrated and clean at all times, avoiding touching it whenever possible. There are links in the resources section you may find helpful for acne on your face.

  • Visit a laser treatment clinic or two to discuss acne treatment options for your face and get prices. There are chemical peels and laser treatment packages most can offer along with nutritional guidance and face care lotions. Ensure you only go to licensed facilities and receive treatments from dermatologists or other MDs. There are many facilities who treat patients that do not have MDs on staff. They also have beauticians, not health care providers performing the acne treatment and you may have problems. Look up reviews on the Internet and ask for references before you decide on a treatment. Do not be afraid to bargain if you are purchasing a package. Some clinics will give treatments until you get desired results or give refunds if you dislike results of your acne treatment.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use cleansers and facial regimens with caution and follow doctors and package directions closely. Facial regimens can actually have damaging effects if not used properly.
  • Give yourself time to recover after a laser treatment or chemical peel.
  • Do not ignore acne in hopes it will disappear, chances are it will not.
  • Approach any acne treatment with caution if you are pregnant or wish to become pregnant. Work closely with your doctor.
  • This article is not a substitute for nor should be considered medical advice.
  • Trust your instincts, do not undergo acne or medical treatment you are not comfortable with or have to go into debt for.
  • Approach prescription drugs with caution, as these can have permanent side effects. Use as a last resort.

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