Getting acne is something we all hate with a passion. Getting these unwanted bumps can deflate our mood despite our best efforts to ignore them and just go about our day. They can cause insecurity for some and a little discomfort because some can actually hurt. While having to agonize and stress about acne might seem like such bummer, managing them correctly will help them heal and disappear quickly. First, we have to identify the kinds of acne so we know how to treat them. Here are the most common types:
Whiteheads and Blackheads
The kind is very common and just about everyone can get these. Whiteheads appear when the pores get clogged with dead cells or dirt, thus forming a white, circular bumps on the skin. The most common causes include a buildup of oil and dead skin cells. The best way to treat whiteheads is to avoid trying to extract them by yourself to avoid scarring. Second, is to keep the area around them free of germs and dead skin. They will naturally disappear in a week or so. Blackheads on the other hand, are usually caused by clogged pores and excess oil production due to hormonal changes. Blackheads are left uncovered and exposed to air, which causes them to have a dark appearance which makes them different from whiteheads. There are many extractors that are available in the market but it is highly suggested that you let a dermatologist treat them to avoid the spread of bacteria and scarring. As for managing them at home, we suggest LeiaPure Fruit Enzyme Clay Bar and Purifying Tonic to help diminish the appearance of these blackheads and whiteheads overtime.
The T-zone parts of the face are the oiliest therefore the most prone for breakouts. These can be found across the forehead, nose, chin in a T-shape formation. It’s often caused by
excess sebum, dirt and dust mixed with bacteria. It’s best to wash the skin twice a day with a mild, non-stripping soap like LeiaPure’s fruit enzyme soap for perfect cleansing.—-best for oily skin—- This will help dry out the pimples as well. Next, is to put some LeiaPure Acne Spot Corrector that has tea tree oil, niacinamide, aloe vera, and willow bark. These have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to help sooth and heal pimples quickly.
Hormonal acne isn’t just for teenagers but this also happens to adults. This type of breakout happens due to the excessive oil production due to hormonal imbalance. That excessive oil on the skin’s surface gets mixed with bacteria and dirt thus forming massive breakouts. The best way to manage this is to see a doctor. Oral contraception is usually advised to help balance hormone levels plus antibiotics. Again, the usual skin regimen must always be practiced to ensure that breakouts are minimized.
Pustules and Papules
Pustules are pus-filled pimples on the skin that are the result of bacterial infections in the pores. The best way to manage is to seek help from a doctor. Usually, a combination of oral and topical antibiotics will be suggested to treat pustules. Papules on the other hand, are small, red bumps on the skin that often appear in clusters and can be quite painful when you move your face or accidentally touch them. Again, let your dermatologist treat them as these need expert care and management.
This kind of acne is common in teenagers but may appear in skin of all ages. It starts deep beneath the skin’s surface and can be quite painful when touched or when you are moving your face. This type of acne appears when pores are clogged with oil and dead skin cells, but the main difference is that the infection moves deeper into the skin, resulting in big sized bumps that are usually very red and filled with fluid. A dermatologist should be consulted as soon as possible.
Nodules are another kind of severe acne that should be treated by a dermatologist. These are very persistent acne that may stay on the face for weeks or months if left untreated. Again, antibiotics and prescription-strength topical treatments will be suggested by a dermatologist and it is best to have regular consultations.
This type of acne occurs as the result of heat, friction and poor hygiene. Athletes or people who live very active lives usually get this type of acne due pressure against the skin or clothes that become damp with sweat which triggers irritation and excess oil that cause acne. To best way to prevent acne mechanics is by taking a shower right after sweating, and by not wearing damp and dirty clothes for prolonged periods of time. Cleansing is the best way to manage this kind of acne. Using LeiaPure’s Kiwi Yogurt Soap after sweating will minimize acne all over the face and body.
Knowing the kind of acne you have is essentially the key but also determining the severity is equally important so you can ask expert advice from your dermatologist. Again, the best advice is to avoid extraction because this may aggravate your condition by spreading the bacteria all over your face, not to mention the scarring that will eventually appear after picking on your face so avoid this at all costs. Just be gentle on your skin and take extra care in terms of the manner of how you wash your face and how you dry it. Pat in gentle strokes and use the softest towel to avoid irritation. Furthermore, start introducing the right skincare products that are not harsh. Pick ones that use high-quality, non-toxic ingredients. Taking care of your skin by always following a skin care routine such as cleansing-toning-treatment and sunscreen are your best defenses in managing acne. LeiaPure’s Acne Clear Set consists of a Fruit Enzyme Clay Bar, Purifying Tonic and an Acne Clear Cream that can address all your acne worries. Pair this with LeiaPure’s Beauty Balm with Sunscreen during the day for sun protection and you have a complete fool-proof anti-acne skincare regimen! And remember, imperfections are normal. Just be patient with the process and you’ll have better skin soon enough!