Here at Skinstation we are renowned for combating acne thanks to our products such as Lustre Pure Light. As a great deal of our products treat acne, we can safely say that we are experts on this subject. If you do suffer from acne then you should be aware of the common mistakes that acne sufferers make. In this blog, we will be looking at what you should be wary of.
Our mothers have told off most of us at some stage in our lives because we have been popping our spots. But is popping spots really that bad for our skin? Well the answer to that is a resounding ‘yes’. Spots occur when the pores of your skin become inflamed with dead skin cells and bacteria. Squeezing a pimple can force the debris from the pore into the follicle. On some occasions, this causes the follicle wall to rupture which can infect the inner sections of the skin.
As a result of this, you run the risk of scarring your skin permanently and worsening the blemish. Even if you get rid of the debris from opening the pore, infections can still spread from the dermis below. The spread of this infection can lead to serious forms of blemishes, which are called cysts. Cysts are extremely painful and develop when a membrane forms around an infection into a fluid filled lump. If the infection gets to this stage then a doctor must treat it. To put it simply, do not pop your spots.
Avoid touching your face. If you do touch your face then it increases the oil production, so the chance of you getting more spots will amplify. Your hair should be kept completely clean too. Of course, keeping your hands off your face is easier said than done. However, you will be pleased to know that most types of acne won’t cause scars if they are left untouched. To stop touching your face you should identify when you touch your face most often.
Are you an unconscious picker and touch your face idly whilst watching the television? Or do you mess with your face out of boredom whilst waiting for a bus? Once you are aware of when you touch your face you can put a plan into place. For example, try to wear gloves regularly, keep your hands busy by doing a crossword and get friends involved to tell you off for any lapses.
It is a natural reaction to wash your face more than usual if you have a breakout. However it is a myth to believe that a dirty face is the cause of acne. Washing your face too much can strip your skin of oils. When this happens, the skin produces more oil, which can ironically lead to further spots. Aim to wash your face around twice a day, and do not use a previously used washcloth because it will contain bacteria from previous use.
If you are suffering from acne then it is well worth following the above tips. In addition to this, investing in our Lustre Pure Light treatment will bring about great results. The technology behind Lustre Pure Light works by harnessing the safe and natural blue aspect of the visible light spectrum. It uses proven technology to eliminate spot-causing bacteria, whilst always remaining gentle on skin.
For more information on this product you can call us on 01481 736699 and we will be more than happy to help you.