With the lockdown stress and the changing of the seasons it very normal for your skin to be having a minor meltdown. Whether your skin has been super dry or producing a lot more oil you can definitely guarantee a breakout. When there is a change in seasons it is important to alter your regime slightly. Of course, once you have figured out what needs changing your skin will worship you for it, but while making the changes, you will definitely be receiving one or two zits – this is normal.
So there’s good news and bad news.
The good news is that we all feel you when it comes to the struggle of figuring out our skin, the bad news is there’s nothing easy about getting rid of a spot. You can scrub, squeeze and carry on like a mad person but often you’ll find the situation has become worse than what you started with.
Degrees of acne are very broad that can vary from whiteheads and blackheads to pustules and nodules – see below how to tackle the 4 different types of spots.
These spots are very easily identifiable by their black colour and are often quite tricky to get rid of. Blackheads are often caused by blocked pores and can take some time to clear. Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) is recommended to breakdown and loosen blackheads.
Whiteheads are situated on the surface of the skin and are quite easy to manage. When your pores have blocked the oil that is produced by the skin, is trapped inside along with the dead skin cells. This forms a small white raised lump on the surface of the skin. However, these are very easily managed with gentle cleansing and exfoliation.
If you love squeezing zits then you’ll love a pustule. These are the most well-known zits. They are different from whiteheads because they are filled with pus and look very inflamed. In order to treat or get rid of these zits they can be popped but only when they are ready. Use a sterile needle, wrapping clean tissues around each of your index fingers and squeeze gently. Best done after a warm shower when the skin is softer. Note that if clear liquid or blood starts to appear, you need to stop squeezing.
Nodules are hard, painful bumps that sit under the skin. They often do not appear red and should never be squeezed because that could cause permanent scarring. With regards to treatment, it is best to go to the doctor and have a cortisone injection. This will help with the killing of bacteria and reducing swelling if there is anything.
There you have it rubies, the best ways to handle those spots.
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