advertisement
Updated 20 July 2014

Zap those zits

Are zits making your life hell? Take comfort in the fact that many people share your agony – and that there are lots of ways of treating your acne.

0

Are zits making your life hell? Take comfort in the fact that many people share your agony – and that there are lots of ways of treating your acne.

Take action:
Follow these simple steps to prevent acne from getting worse: wash your face twice a day with a gentle soap – more frequent washing may irritate and dry your skin; avoid hot water when washing; do not use facial scrubs, astringents and masks, unless your doctor recommended them – these tend to irritate the skin and aggravate acne; do not squeeze, pick, scratch or rub your skin – squeezing pimples often leads to infections, worse acne and scars; avoid extreme stress – if necessary, seek counselling and follow a stress management programme; and consult a dermatologist if your acne problem persists.

Read more:
Why you shouldn't squeeze blackheads

 
advertisement

Get a quote

advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Live healthier

Strenghten your immunity »

Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity

5 immune boosters in your kitchen

You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen.

Depression »

Depression Depression and ageing Teen depression

Depression: do you know the signs?

One of the key roles you can play in the health of someone who is depressed or suffers from anxiety is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know.