Acne is something that I have always struggled with and I am not afraid to admit that. It happens to almost everybody. When a person experiences acne, they usually rummage through the cosmetics isle of their local pharmacy trying to find the perfect acne scrub or they go to their doctor for a prescription. This is what I call going out of your way to treat your acne. Some people may have a severe case and need professional advice, this I understand. But for everyone else, here are some easier ways to get rid of your acne using what you would normally use in the shower. It’s all about buying the right products for your skin type.
Wash your body with Dove soap. I don’t know what it is about Dove soap, but it has worked miracles for me and for many people I have spoken to. The first time I used it, I did not actually buy it myself. It was in the shower at my boyfriend’s house so it was what I had to use. I used to have acne on my back and chest and this soap cleared most of it up within a week! That was the fastest I have ever seen a product work. Daily use of this soap will help keep the acne away once you have gotten rid of it. You have to use soap in the shower to clean your body anyway so instead of buying some extra expensive acne soap, try using a bar of Dove soap.
Apply lotion after showering. I’m not sure why this works but it does. Right after my shower, I apply lotion to my entire body, including the areas where I have acne. I suppose it smoothes out your skin and allows the pimples to start disappearing. If you haven’t noticed, people with really smooth skin hardly ever get acne. So, keeping your skin smooth by applying lotion will help keep the acne away. If you also want to treat severe dry skin, you should try using cocoa butter. This product is like a waxy lotion and goes really deep into your skin to provide nourishment for your skin.
Wash your face three times a day. Most acne medications will tell you to wash your face with the product three times a day anyway. The reason they say this is because the cleaner your face is, the less likely it is that you will get pimples. Washing your face throughout your day will keep the dirt and oil out of your pores for as long as possible. And if you are using dove soap to wash your face, you should get even better results.
Most people with acne do not have it severely enough to need expensive treatment, even over-the-counter products. It really does happen to almost everyone and the majority of these people just need to maintain their cleanliness a little more and use the right products. These three things have worked for me and many others that I know, and it can work for you!