A breakout normally occurs because of stress or hormones as well as because of a skin irritation. It is not known precisely why a breakout occurs but it is concentrated on a particular area of your skin. The good news is that it is possible to treat breakouts though do not expect results to show up overnight. What you do need to do in order to get rid of a breakout is treat the affected area gently.

Gently wash the face

The first thing that you have to do to get rid of a breakout is wash your face ever so gently. Instead of washing with a washcloth you should do the washing with your hands. Washcloths can cause irritation to the skin, which is why it makes more sense to wash with your hands. Be sure to use a gentle skin cleanser and wash in warm to lukewarm water. Cold water is not good for you because it can close the pores and further worsen the condition.

After washing your face with lukewarm water and a good cleanser you should then towel your face dry gently and then you should apply a good moisturizer to the face. Be sure to use a soft towel and use patting motions instead of rubbing the skin dry. The moisturizer will prevent the pores from clogging up.

Home remedies

To get rid of breakouts you should also try any good home remedy. Look in your kitchen for items that you can use to clear the breakouts. After trying a home remedy, be sure to check to see whether the skin is becoming irritated. If it does, then stop the treatment. Lemon juice is a good option. Dab a cotton ball with some lemon juice and apply some of it on the breakout spots. Allow the lemon juice to dry for about half an hour after which rinse the area with cold water. This will help you get rid of the breakout.

Honey

Alternatively, you can try applying honey because it has antiseptic as well as antibacterial properties. If you mix honey with milk and some applesauce and yogurt as well as Aloe Vera and apply the mixture to your skin and then rinse the mixture off with water you can get rid of the breakout.

Commercial products

If you want to use a commercial product then you can think about using products that contain benzoyl peroxide. This ingredient can help you get rid of breakouts in a month’s time. Alternatively, you can use a product that contains tea tree oil. This ingredient is milder and is effective in killing bacteria that would otherwise cause acne. However, before applying such a product make sure that you dilute it sufficiently.

If your breakout is not showing signs of disappearing then it may be wise for you to consult a dermatologist. Often, over the counter medications are not effective. In such a case, it makes sense to show your skin to a dermatologist. They can treat your skin condition and offer you different treatment options.

Dermatologists may recommend oral treatments or they may ask you to take antibiotics to treat the inflammation of a severe acne breakout. Alternatively, your dermatologist might recommend that you use oral retinoid or you may be asked to take Vitamin A derivatives that help in curing a severe acne breakout.

Skincare 101: Breakouts
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