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Tips For Eliminating Pimples

Pimples. Zits. Blackheads. Blemishes. Whatever you call them, they are the bane of many people's existence. Pimples aren't just a problem that people face in adolescence either. No, contrary to popular belief, skin problems plague people of all ages. The good news is that there are things you can do to prevent and get rid of pimples and other skin issues. You should always work closely with a cosmetic dermatologist when possible to find solutions that are tailored specifically to you and your skin. However, there are quite a few helpful things you can do in the meantime.

An Ounce of Prevention...

If you don't currently have a "pimple problem" or if your skin issues have recently gotten better, keep it that way! One of the simplest and most effective things you can do is to wash your face at least twice per day. Ideally, you should be using a face wash geared toward those with acne prone skin or, even better yet, one chosen for you and prescribed by your dermatologist.

And, while washing is a good thing, there is a wrong way to do it! Make sure that you don't scrub your skin too harshly. Wash very gently, using nothing but your hands or, if you must, a soft cloth. Always rinse thoroughly and completely each and every time you wash and only use moisturizer if your dermatologist recommends it.

Change Your Bedding Often

It might sound crazy but changing your bedding, especially sheets and pillowcases, on a very regular basis (at least twice per week) can really go a long way in preventing acne. What does your bedding have to do with your skin?

Well, quite simply, oils, bacteria, and other acne-causing matter can quickly and easily build up on your bedding. If you're putting your body and face on that bad bedding, that's practically a recipe for acne. Be a neat freak, and it will pay off big time!

Eat Right

Finally, make sure you are eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. If you eat a diet full of sugar, grease, fat, and oil, it's no surprise if your complexion suffers. If you're eating healthily, however, your skin should look great. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, and lean meats, and be sure to drink plenty of water. Not only will your skin look better, but you'll feel better too, so it's really a win-win situation.

As you can see, you have more control over your skin than you might have thought, so start exercising that control today! If you need professional help with your skin condition, visit a dermatologist in your area like Advanced Dermatology Care.