Acne is a term that includes blemishes, pimples, zits, blackheads and whiteheads. Acne can effect anyone of any age. Acne can make the affected person feel less outgoing and less confident. Clear skin is a sign of healthy skin, and since skin is the largest organ, it is important to keep it healthy.
Clean your face and neck thoroughly. If you have sensitive skin, use whatever works best for you. A mild soap is usually all you need to remove dirt, oil and grime that your skin soaks up. Wet your face with warm water. Apply the mild soap to your face and neck. Use a soft washcloth to gently scrub your face using a circular motion. Rinse all of the soap off with warm water.
Sleep with a head wrap around your hair to keep it from touching your face. Even if you don't use any hair products, the shampoo and conditioner on your hair could cause acne.
Get at least eight hours of sleep. Remove your pillowcase and add a fresh one so you are not sleeping on old oil from your skin and other debris. Do not sleep with anything on your face such as a sleeping mask.
Drink plenty of water. If you must have something else such as juice, coffee or soda, keep it to a small amount. Avoid unhealthful foods and snack on fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, and dairy products instead. Healthful foods help your skin and body stay hydrated, which is important for clear skin.
Add a dot of toothpaste (not gel) to problem acne areas on your face and cover with a bandage so it doesn't smudge off while you are sleeping. If your entire face is covered with acne, you can try spreading the toothpaste all over your face, but some will probably come off while you sleep. You can also substitute shaving cream for toothpaste.
Crush one aspirin in a bowl and mix with lemon juice to create a paste, as another option to toothpaste. Apply this paste to your acne trouble spots or your entire face and leave it overnight. It will help make your skin clear, reduce redness, and get rid of acne fast.
Do not pop the zits! This will only spread the bacteria to a larger area of your skin, causing you to break out even more.