Proper face cleaning prevents and treats acne. Genetics, skin irritation and hormones cause acne. When one of these occurs, a pore can plug up. The sebaceous glands in the skin produce sebum, which builds up in the blocked pore. White blood cells build up and cause the redness and inflammation, according to healthnewsflash.org.. The walls of the pore break down and create a pimple. Cleansers and treatments contain benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, salicylic acid or sulfur to kill bacteria and break down the pimple. By cleaning the skin and applying treatment, the pimple should disappear within a few days.
Things You'll Need
- Oil-free face cleanser
- Warm water
- Skin toner
- Cotton ball
- Spot acne treatment
Wash hands to remove dirt and oil that can clog pores. Wet the washcloth with warm water. Wet the face. Put a quarter-sized drop of cleanser on fingertips. Work the cleanser into a lather and scrub the face. Rub the cleanser deeper into the T-zone, which is the forehead, nose and chin. Rinse the cleanser off with the washcloth.
Put a quarter-sized circle of exfoliate on fingertips. Rub into skin. The exfoliate removes dead skin cells. Exfoliate every three days. Rinse off the exfoliate. Pat face dry with a towel. Rubbing causes irritation, which leads to pimples, according to acne.org.
Soak a cotton ball with toner. Wipe the toner all over the face. Pay attention to creases on either side of the nose and T-zone.
Wait for the toner to dry. Apply toner each time the face is washed. Apply a small dot of spot acne treatment to the pimple. Apply spot two or three times a day.