Nobody likes to deal with acne.
When you suffer from acne, it definitely takes a toll on your self-esteem.
It can even make you feel like you don’t want to go out in public—like people are looking at you, and like your face is an unsightly mess.
We all want to look good.
We all want to be seen as attractive.
And acne is one of those skin conditions that really plays havoc with this.
So in this post, you’re going to learn one solid technique for helping you to improve your acne, make it better, and possibly even get rid of it.
This technique isn’t going to involve steps that may require prescription acne products.
This is a very simplistic, basic-level guide to help you manage and get rid of your acne.
However, keep in mind that there are many different tools and methods available to control acne.
Even cannabis, when applied topically, can be used to treat acne in certain situations. This is also quite a bit different from smoking cannabis in rolling papers and such. In fact, there’s a bit of evidence to say that smoking marijuana can actually increase your risk for acne.
But this may or may not affect you.
As Veriheal points out in a blog post they published about rolling papers:
“Regardless of how you choose to consume cannabis, it is best to do a little research first.”
So anyway, cannabis aside (we digress…), this technique that we’re about to discuss next, while simple, certainly isn’t the only option at your disposal.
If you try this and it doesn’t work, you may need to move on and experiment with stronger products or more intense regimens.
But for the most part, if you follow this simple plan, you’ll tend to experience at least, to some degree, less acne and more clear skin—especially over time.
Let’s jump into it.
1. Wash Your Face
Now, once again, keep in mind that washing your face isn’t always a miracle cure for acne.
However, sometimes—especially if the acne is due to skin that’s a little bit oily or dry, and/or if you’re dealing with a bit of dirt or some kind of external factor that’s helping to contribute to the acne—washing your face can actually be a useful way to at least help to control it.
There are many different ways to go about this.
However, using a soft washcloth with some warm water, and just gently scrubbing your skin a little bit with some special facial cleanser/soap, is really the best way to go about it.
For best results, try performing this step multiple times per day—once in the morning, once in the middle of the day, and once before going to bed.
The only caveat here is that you want to make sure not to dry out your skin too much, or to scrub it so much that you damage your skin cells. Using a high quality moisturizing cleanser can help with this.
2. Use A Dedicated Acne Product
There are actually a lot of products that you can buy at the store or order online that are specifically meant to be used to combat acne breakouts.
Generally, you would use these products after gently scrubbing your face with a washcloth.
The idea here is simple.
You gently wash your face with a washcloth to open up the pores, and then apply the acne product to help clean them out.
You can start by going to your local retail store and finding an acne product that seems like it would work for you.
But you may need to experiment and try some different options to see what actually works for your skin.
Keep in mind that every person is different, and that every case of acne is a little bit different.
Now, when it comes to moisturizing your skin, there are a couple of things you’ll want to be careful about.
If you tend to have really oily skin, then you’re going to want to use some type of moisturizer that isn’t going to contribute to more oiliness.
Choosing the proper facial moisturizer is really important. And this is usually a step you’ll complete after you’ve cleaned and treated your skin.
4. Stay Consistent
The tough thing about acne is that it’s a pretty regular thing for most people.
Therefore, you need to stay on top of your acne regimen in order to start seeing real results.
If you stick with it for one or two days, and then drop it for one or two days, you’re very unlikely to ever see any beneficial progress over time.
On the flip side, however, if you stick with the regimen for 30 to 60 days, you’ll be highly likely to get an accurate reading on whether or not it’s working.
And if it turns out that it’s not working, you can also slightly adjust it, use a different product, or maybe adopt a different regimen to help you figure out what will actually work for you.
But in any case, all of this requires you to remain consistent in the habit of treating your acne.
If you don’t stay consistent, you won’t give yourself the best chance of actually making it work.
Hopefully, these tips will help you to improve your acne, get it under control, and get back to living your life.
Acne is certainly no fun.
But if you follow these tips, and you create a regimen that works for you, then you’re highly likely to be successful in treating it.
Good luck. You’ve got this!