Do you hate the feeling of hormonal acne creeping up when you least expect it? Join the club. But honestly, there was never anything that you could do about it… until now.
Thanks to our bag of tricks, you’ll never have to worry about going on a date post–breakout again. Ready to dive in? Here’s what you should do about your hormonal acne!
Breaking Down Blackheads
Pimples are the great equalizer, torturing people of all ages, races, and genders equally. Not sure what type of acne you’re suffering from? Allow us to help.
Blackheads can affect absolutely anyone, no matter how flawless your 14-step facial routine is. Filled with oil and dead skin, you’ll know that you have blackheads because of their uniquely dark coloration. Of course, this is caused by the oxidation process.
It gets worse: if you have large pores, then your blackheads will show up even more prominently. But you don’t have to let blackheads blacken your day. All that you need is a great exfoliating scrub to get rid of them for good.
Better yet, grab a clean cloth, add your fave facial cleanser, and repeat daily. Just make sure that your cleanser has blackhead-banishing acid to get the job done. Oh, and lactic acid, glycolic acid, and fruit enzymes are going to be your best friends from now on!
Wiping Out Whiteheads
Interested in wiping out whiteheads? This is gross: whiteheads pop up when oil and dead skin get trapped beneath the surface of your face. Although exfoliating is helpful, you’re going to have to work harder than that when it comes to whiteheads.
Try a clay mask or spot treatment to bring out the bad stuff without peeling your face off. Pro tip: to make your life even easier, steam your skin for a much more effective mask treatment. When you’re done, remove the mask with warm water and a fresh washcloth.
Can’t be bothered to do your own skincare routine? Don’t fret – you can always hire a professional to give you a facial and extract your whiteheads for you. We promise that we won’t tell!
Clearing Cystic Pimples
Curious about clearing cystic pimples? Known as the worst of the worst type of acne, cystic pimples are hard to pinpoint because they’re rarely linked to any particular cause. To treat it, you’re going to want to focus on your stress, sleep, and diet.
That’s because cystic pimples really come from a hormonal imbalance inside of your body. Warning: don’t try and squeeze or poke this kind of pimple. If you guessed that this will make it worse than ever before, you’d be dead right.
Instead, keep your face as clean as humanly possible. Then, wrap an ice pack in a washcloth and place it on your face to lower your inflammation.
Have a dermatologist on speed dial? It might be a little pricier than other treatments, but cortisone injections work too.
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