Don’t get me started on the advice I have got for my acne. From family members to random strangers on the street they all know what cures acne. Except of course dumb old me, who just loves having acne. Even one of my old neighbours told everyone who would listen to him to tell the girl with pimples to put toothpaste on them. Just unbelievable!!! It was as if my having acne magically gave people around me a medical degree.
Does leaving acne alone work?
Have you ever had an ache somewhere on your body, but then you forgot about it and it just went away? I am pretty sure you have experienced this. However, when it comes to aches and pains we are comfortable leaving them alone. No one can see an ache!
Replace the h in ‘ache’ with an n and it is a whole different game. Acne is such that it brings out the worst in you. Understandably so and it should!! Acne never plays fair.
You see it every time you look into the mirror. All you want, is to get it to leave your face. Without leaving a trace, that it was ever there in the first place. So what do you do? You go to war with your acne. Benzoyl peroxide and various acne creams get slathered on.
You spend so so much time fighting with your skin, that eventually it starts to fight back with you.
Cystic acne is probably the worst kind of acne you can get, not that any kind of acne is good! It forms deep within your skin, then slowly rears its ugly head. You can see it breaking the surface of your skin in the form of a hard, red and painful bump. Then it comes out further and may get filled with pus. It actually physically hurts from the minute it starts forming. You can feel it while you talk, laugh or eat. If that was not bad enough it looks awful. So how do we deal with cystic acne? Here are 7 ways that will help you heal faster.
The purpose of acne treatments should be, to not only heal acne but also give you gorgeous, glowing skin. Let’s face it, we all want clear skin. Not just clear skin but skin we are comfortable in. Skin that has people looking at you in sheer envy!!
Clear skin that is dry, flaky and red, is not really skin that we want now, do we? Sadly when it comes to acne, most acne treatments available, focus on just killing the bacteria that cause acne. And when they kill the bacteria they also harm the healthy skin.
Now, once you stop using these treatments, the acne comes back. You are now forced to start using these treatments again. I do not think I need to tell you what a vicious cycle this is.
Here are 2 acne treatments that are fine for short term use but may actually harm your skin if used for a long time.