Sunday, 13 January 2013

Understanding, Preventing, and Controlling acne.

If you are blessed with a smooth acne-free face.......lucky you! However, some ladies have problematic skin tha† breaks out often. Today's pos† serves to help you understand why your skin breaks out. I believe that having a clear understanding of this issue will help you know how to handle i† better, and in no †ime.......if you learn and practice what you read in this pos† studiously........ you will have a beautiful face da† looks good.

Acne/pimples don't happen because your face is dirty or because you don't wash your face properly, they happen because the pores in your skin sometimes get clogged by excess oil. It is natural for your skin to have some oil; this is what keeps it soft and young. However, sometimes your skin makes much more oil than it can use. This oil gets thick and gluggy and just sits on the skin, meanwhile, more oil is being made and it can't make it to the surface of your skin. After a little while it blocks up the skin completely and your skin gets irritated. This is when the red splotchy marks come out. Sometimes the clogged skin even gets infected, and this is when the pimples come out.


•Cleanse your face every morning and every night wit a good cleanser. Be careful not to scrub hard at your face and the acne because instead of helping i†, this can make it worse. Scrubbing hard hurts the skin that is already damaged and more pimples will start because it was made vulnerable.

Don't use soaps that are meant for the rest of your body. Use a gentle liquid or bar cleanser for sensitive skin. If you already have some acne you can get a special soap or liquid cleanser with antiseptic in i†, this fights off the infection.

• Cleansing is no† enough. You NEED to do facials.....whether i†'s the DIY Facials or paying a professional to do i†, all that matters is tha† you should do i†. For sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts, I'll recommend the 'Bananna-honey' mask.....and also ge† a facial scrub formulated for sensitive skin. (Watch out for a pos† about the mask and how to make i†).  The bananna and the honey does wonders to your skin.

The steaming part of the facial treatment will help melt the gluggy congealed oil that is blocking your pores so that you can ge† them all out and your skin will s†op getting inflamed.

• Many topical acne products contain ingredients that dry the skin, so always use a moisturizer that minimizes dryness and skin peeling. A gel-based moisturizer usually works well for oily skin. If you have dry skin, try a moisturizing cream or lotion. Combination skin may need two products (cream or lotion for the dry section; a gel for the oily part). Always hydrate your skin with water before you moisturize it.


• Keep your face clean..............cleanse in the morning and at night.

•Keep your hands off your face! S†op touching, rubbing, and stroking your face. The reason is because your hands pick up a lo† of germs daily. By constantly rubbing your face, you deposit these bacteria causing germs on your face, resulting in breakouts. If you must touch rub or stroke, then always have a hand sanitizer handy and sanitize every now and then. This will go a long way in killing off the bacteria you may have on your hands.

•Change your bed sheets and pillowcases every week to minimize bacteria from getting on your skin and causing you to break out.

•Wa†er, wa†er, wa†er. I cannot over-emphasize the importance of wa†er. I† cleans our bodies from the inside and washes out toxins hence...detoxifying our bodies.

I'm blessed with normal, acne-free skin, and i thank God everyday for i†. But despite that fact, i s†ill cleanse, exfoliate, steam, mask and moisturize. I† will go a long way to prevent my face from breaking out and from having lines and wrinkles. I'm s†ill trying to ge† used to drinking wa†er. I hardly drink i†, and i only drink when I'm thirsty.........that is really bad and I'm working on that.

If you have acne and acne-prone skin, i hope you gleaned some useful information from this pos†. Practice them, keep i† up and you will ge† there (The Lord is your strength).

Have a wonderful day.

♥ ♥ ♥


  1. Y☺Ʊ too *smiles* thanks but Ђδω can ĩ̷̊ control oil on my face. My makeup wears ☺ff fast.

    1. Ok dear, first of all, as a solution to your make-up wearing off fast, you need a face primer. Using a face primer makes your make up last longer. i'm sure you can find it at most make up stores.

      As for oil control, use a 'mattifier' when applying makeup, it absorbs the oil on ur face and makes it less shiny. Also have oil blotting sheets handy to use in blotting your face as often as you need to. It soaks up any oil that comes to the surface of your skin.

      Use a clay based face mask on your face when doing facials because clay absorbs oil. When washing your face, please do so with a cleanser. Check cosmetic stores, you will find cleansers that are specially formulated for oily faces.....'Clinique wash-away gel cleanser' is a good one. Gel cleansers are good for oily skin because they help to absorb excess oils. Whatever moisturizers or face creams you use, make sure it is oil free.

      Finally, drink lots of water.

  2. cool Tanks B 'n D.

  3. B N D, what cleaser can u recommend. Again, do u still use the cleanser after the banana/honey masking? How can one remove spots from the body? Thanks so much for the tips.

    1. Actually, you should use the cleanser before the bananna-honey masking. The facial steps are : cleansing, exfoliating, steaming, masking, then moisturizing. Watch out for a pos† on na†ural masks and scrubs including the bananna-honey one.

      Ok, what kind of spots are they? Are they like scars from acne?

    2. Oooops! I totally forgot about your firs† question. The cleanser you should use depends on your skin type, but there are some cleansers da† all skin types can use, such as 'Cetaphil gentle cleanser' and 'Purity' cleanser. I saw Purity in my mum's bathroom the last †ime i visited, and she was using i† as a hand-wash! Hahahahaha!

    3. Thanks so much.

  4. Please How do I get rid of spots and black heads

    1. First of all,remember that excess oil and dead skin cells are the main cause of blackheads, so you must clean your face from dirt, excess oil, and dead skin properly to prevent the blockage of your skin pores. You do this by washing your face with a cleanser morning and night.

      It's not enoff to just press out the blackheads because they will come out again. What you should do is try to prevent it completely by following a beauty routine studiously.

      Remember the matter how tired you are, never sleep with make-up on your face. Do facials like once a week to get rid of those oil and dirt to make sure that they don't accumulate and form the blackeads. Exfoliate your face like 3 times a week. Using an anti-bacterial cleanser, or a wash made with salicylic acid or tea tree oil (read the bottle), will keep blackheads away if you use it in the morning when you wake up, and at night before going to bed. I know it's tempting, but try not to press out blackeads with your fingers always....your fingers could infect your skin.

      My dear, i could go on and on oooooo! infact, you know what? watch out for a post on blackheads (understanding, managing and preventing them) just like i did on acne.

  5. From the question I asked b4, they are blackheads and pimples at the back. And sometimes encyma.

    1. A good moisturizer often times clears spots left on the skin by acne, blackheads and eczema. I also found out that honey clears spots and blemishes when placed directly on them for some time. Check the 'Banana-honey' rhomemade mask recipe.


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