Treating & Preventing Acne
HOW DO I GET RID OF ACNE?
If you have an acne breakout, don’t panic! An over the counter treatment featuring benzoyl peroxide—which kills acne-causing bacteria — can often clear up your skin faster than you may think. For especially quick results, try a “leave on” option such as OXY® Maximum Strength Rapid Spot Treatment.
OXY® Maximum Strength 3-in-1 Acne Pads unclog pores with the exfoliating help of salicylic acid. And you’ll want to make sure that you’re keeping your face clean using a gentle soap or skin cleanser (just don’t wash so much that your skin becomes irritated).
Of course, if your acne won’t go away, you have a severe case of acne, or your blemishes become infected, you should see your doctor.
HOW CAN I PREVENT ACNE?
The best way to deal with acne is to avoid it entirely. And there are several steps you can take to do just that. Clear, healthy skin starts with a healthy you, so make sure you’re getting enough sleep and eating a balanced diet.
Skin care products that use salicylic acid can help keep your pores free from clogs so acne doesn’t get a chance to start. OXY® has a range of products featuring salicylic acid, including cleansing pads you can use virtually anywhere, a blackhead removing scrub, and fantastic skin clearing facial cleansers you can wash with every day.
There are also a few things you should avoid if you want to keep your skin acne-free. Don’t use skin care products that are excessively greasy. Don’t wash your skin so much that it becomes irritated. And, as much as possible, avoid wearing things that are tight on your skin or that rub against it, such as headbands or helmet chinstraps—especially if you sweat while doing so.
HOW CAN I REDUCE THE SIZE OF A PIMPLE?
If you’re looking to shrink your pimples down to size, you need to attack the bacteria that’s causing them. Try a “leave on” spot treatment featuring benzoyl peroxide like our OXY® Maximum Strength Rapid Spot Treatment. It visibly reduces redness in just four hours.
HOW DO I PREVENT SCARRING FROM ACNE?
The best way to avoid acne scarring your skin is for you to avoid picking at or squeezing your pimples. Picking at your skin can lead to more inflammation and damage, while squeezing your zits can force pus and bacteria deeper into your pores, increasing the potential harm to your skin.