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6 Common Mistakes That Can Make Your Acne Worse

Waking up in morning with a pimple on your face can be terrible, especially if you have a date in the evening! The easy way is to pop it out, right? Wrong! Popping the pimple or acne will cause the bacteria to move out and spread happily to other places on your face. So instead of hiding your face off that one zit by squeezing it - you are laying the ground for more! Besides popping and squeezing pimples, we do a lot of other common mistakes when it comes to acne. Read on.

Hiding the spots with makeup:

Do you believe that the only thing that can save you in the last moment is makeup because you feel it can hide almost anything? However, then you should know that certain cosmetics used over a long period of time can lead to acne. Cosmetics clog your pores, prevent your skin from breathing, and aggravate your acne. Therefore, we advise you to treat acne with homeopathy to get a permanent relief from the condition instead of hiding it with cosmetics. The best part about the homeopathic medicines for acne is that it has no side effects, and it can be safely taken for a long period of time.

Related: How Does Homeopathy Alleviates Acne?

Skipping the moisturizer:

Mostly, acne happens to people who are oily skinned. Hence it would make sense to avoid the moisturizer, so say the well-wishers! This is completely untrue. If you do not apply any moisturizer and use drying-out agents like soap, the skin will produce more oil to compensate the dryness. You will end up with a fresh sprout of acne.

Food habits:

There has been no proven record of foods causing acne. However, many people see an increase in acne after too much intake of spicy foods, caffeine, excessive sweets, alcohol, chocolates, red meat, corn, gluten, etc. Instead, opt for green vegetables and fresh fruits and nuts that are rich in antioxidants. Try to make these healthy foods a part of your daily lifestyle. They will not only help you in getting rid of acne but makes your overall skin and hair texture healthy.

Related: Is fried food the reason behind your pimples?

Washing the face too often:

Though it may be a good idea to rid your face of the excess oil and grime, be careful of not over-drying your face. The resultant dryness would lead to more oil production and new lesions developing. Make sure you avoid using harsh soaps on your face, go for gentle cleansers instead.

Scrubbing regularly:

Scrubbing regularly helps to open the pores and let out all the dirt and oil clogged inside. Do not rub on acne eruptions, though, as this may break open a pimple and let out the bacteria that will spread and create new eruptions. Also, scrubbing an acne prone skin too often will only activate the oil glands more and lead to more oil production.

Too much of Stress:

Stress can manifest in a myriad of ways – whether it’s hair loss, sleeping problems or skin problems like acne. In the majority of cases, it’s difficult to pinpoint, whether it's the underlying cause or the things you do in response to the stress. E.g. if you are stressed, you’re likely to have insomnia, which is again associated with acne.

Related: Effects of stress on your health

Your best bet is to visit a dermatologist who will combine expert skin care with an individualized diet plan. This, along with the knowledge of homeopathic medicines for acne by a doctor, will guide you better to cope with any acne type quickly. The best part of taking homeopathic medicine for acne is that it has no side-effects and it can be safely taken for a long period of time. At Dr Batra’s™, we have proven results for the homeopathic treatment of acne. Over 94% patients are satisfied with Dr Batra’s™ homeopathic treatment.

Read more: Acne causes, types, symptoms and homeopathic treatment

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