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

Watch what you're drinking! »

What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Sugary drinks like liquid candy Why soda is bad for you

Do you consume Coke often?

Coca-Cola works with dieticians who suggest the sugary drink is a good idea for a snack.

Drinks for dieters »

Are low carb diets effective? What Tim Noakes eats 10 golden rules of Banting

Low-carb drinks for Banters

Trying to lose weight doesn't have to mean cutting out alcohol, just watch what you're drinking