Acne Free – Daily Skin Care: Back to Basic

Thousands of people from all over the world suffer from acne, the skin disorder that affecting 70 to 95% teenagers during puberty period. Sadly to say this skin disorder not only affecting teenagers but also adults between the age of 20 to 50. Imagine if you suffer this skin disorder endlessly until your adult life. It cost you a lot from swollen and sore facial skin, feeling unhappy, gross, depress, less confidence and spending lots of money for skin care product and treatment.

Acne is a skin problem that affects most people during puberty when the hormonal changes occur. A male hormone called Testosterone in both men and women, and insulin-like growth factor are the two hormones most closely linked to acne. Testosterone stimulates the sebaceous glands of the skin to enlarge and produce oil called sebum. Too much sebum and dead skin cells often form a plug, block the pores and provide a breeding place for bacteria causing redness, swelling and bulges out from the skin.

Other factor that cause acne indirectly includes: dust, air pollution, stress, blood impurities, healthy diets, sleep deprivation, organ malfunction, lack of exercise and of course daily skin care habit.

The place where you live might also responsible factor that affecting your skin. When you live in a sub-tropic area or in a four season country, your skin might look better than those who live in a dessert or tropical region.

People who live in a dusty and highly polluted air region tend to suffer moreacne as if you don’t clean your face often, a heap of dirty air particles flying around the air and settling on the skin.

Moreover, dust and air pollution also bring the bacteria. Whenever the pores are clogged with sebum (excess oil) and dead skin cells, bacteria seize the chance and start harvesting in the sebaceous follicle. Before long, the follicle turns into a blackhead or whitehead (in mild cases), or even into pustules or papules (in severe forms of acne).

If you know the trick, having a great skin does not require a lot of time and money. Start with the basic daily skin care routine such as washing your face, hair and body everyday. Choose the right product that matches your skin type.

Most acne-prone skin type is categorized under an oily or mixed skin type. For this type of skin choose a mild liquid soap or for women a cleansing milk with no alcohol and fragrance content. The alcohol and fragrance might irritate your skin and makes your acne worse.

Try using a natural aromatherapy skin care products such as Eucalyptus shampoo, Eucalyptus shower or body gel and/or Eucalyptus body milk if your skin became so dry especially during winter time.

Apply a collagen mask at least twice a week or if you are experiencing severe acne do it three times a week. Make sure that you wash your face first prior applying the mask and set aside the collagen. Don’t waste the collagen as you can apply them to your breast (for women) to keep it firm and soft and other part of the body that tends to dry easily such as your elbow or your heel. The pimples will be dried off and left no scar on the skin, and you will also having a firm and healthy glowing skin.

You can also use a mild soft scrub lotion to clean all the dead skin that might accumulated on the surface of your skin at least once a week. This step is not recommended if you are having severe acne such as pustules or papules as the scrubbing might irritate your skin more and causing more breakouts. Do the scrubbing only when your skin is neither red nor swollen to get rid off your dead skin cells and the deep scar left by the acne.

There is a natural product out there (ESTEBEL) that works wonder and can help you clean your pimple/acne away from your face and body. Other than skin care products you can also do the detoxification program as recommended from one of the famous e-book: Chris Gibson acne free in 3 days. Though the title seemed to good to be true for those of us who suffers from severe acne and scars, however all the steps mentioned in these e-book make sense and easily to follow, at least within 3 days of practicing the steps you will see the difference on your skin.

Step by step guide to clean/scrub your face:

Clean your face at least twice a day in the morning or night time. Do more if necessary

Men:

    Use a liquid Face wash or gel
    Pump the gel/face wash onto your palm, add a little water and mix it together
    Apply onto your dirty face, never scrub your face to hard
    Simply move your index finger or hand on top of the skin with a “flying” motion (if you do it right, you can feel that your skin is not moving. You actually barely touch the skin surface to take off excess oil and dead skin cell). If you push your hand too hard the skin will be irritated more and causing more acne
    Use a circular spiral movement upward from the middle of your chin to the lower part of the ear. Circular spiral movement upward from the tip of your lips to the middle part of the ear. Circular spiral movement upward from the tip of your nose to the temple. Circular spiral movement from middle of your forehead to the temple. Concentrate more on the area with acne (making sure you only cleaning it with a “Flying” finger motion)

Cleansing Step by Step

    An inward circular movement around your eyes
    An up and down movement on your nose
    When done simply clean your face with a running water
    Pat it dry and let it dry naturally (avoid using towel, or if you need to use a fresh clean towel)
    Follow with a skin toner to get back your skin acidity

Note: The step will also make your skin wrinkle-free.

Women:

    Use a liquid Face wash or gel or cleansing milk.
    If you use a liquid Face wash, follow the step as in Men, if you use cleansing milk than follow the following steps.
    Pump enough cleansing milk onto your palm, make sure your hand is not wet and you have not wet your face with water. Remember oil and water does not mix together.
    Apply onto your dirty face, never scrub your face to hard.
    Simply move your index finger or hand on top of the skin with a “flying” motion (if you do it right, you can feel that your skin is not moving. You actually barely touch the skin surface to take off excess oil and dead skin cell). If you push your hand too hard the skin will be irritated more and causing more acne.
    Use a circular spiral movement upward from the middle of your chin to the lower part of the ear. Circular spiral movement upward from the tip of your lips to the middle part of the ear. Circular spiral movement upward from the tip of your nose to the temple. Circular spiral movement from middle of your forehead to the temple.
    An inward circular movement around your eyes
    An up and down movement on your nose

Cleansing Step by Step

Take away the cleansing milk using a facial tissue downwardly without making any pressure on the skin surface.

    Repeat the steps again until your facial tissue show no trace of make-up or dirt left on your skin.
    Wash your face with a running water
    Pat it dry and let it dry naturally (avoid using towel, or if you need to use a fresh clean towel)
    Follow with a skin toner to get back your skin acidity

Note: The step will also make your skin wrinkle-free

Use a Facial scrub at least twice a week (not recommended for a red and swollen skin or skin with pustules or papules. Wait until all the severe acne gone and you can start using the facial scrub

Step by step guide how to use the collagen mask for Acne-prone skin:

    Clean your face accordingly (Follow the step by step guide to clean/scrub your face)
    Open the collagen mask
    Set aside the thick collagen from the mask, you can apply them onto the most dry skin part in your body such as heels, elbow or for women you can apply it to your buttock or breast for a smoother supple skin
    Put the mask onto your face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes
    Cover your eyes with sliced cucumber
    After 15-20 minutes, take off the mask
    Clean your face with a running water
    Pat it dry and let it dry naturally (avoid using towel, or if you need to use a fresh clean towel)
    Follow with a skin toner to get back your skin acidity

Note: Use the collagen mask twice a week and your acne will dry off faster and be gone without leaving any scar.

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The Author:

Irwan Librata, an entrepreneur who turned his hobby into his business and blog owner of Powerhealths, GojiHighlights.com and Immune-boost.com. Irwan graduated with a Bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering from one of prominent University in US - Case Western University. Since graduation various work experience in the field that are related to his background in the field of Medical technology to unrelated field of CAD/CAM &GIS;Engineering software, CMMS (Computer Maintenance and Management System) Software and Batik cloth manufacture. His passion in Health and Fitness are tremendous. For the last four years he is passionately learn the correlation between natural products and its affects to human body. He also learns how the never ending air pollution is affecting human’s health and how to anticipate the situation by using a non-harmful natural product available in the market today. The health of one’s body and mind is the latest issue that Irwan took a passion in. Do come and visit regularly as we will keep update information on Health related issue, Fitness & Yoga, best natural nutritional supplements, as well as motivation stories.

1 Response

  1. Back acne

    Does this work for back acne also?

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