It’s not easy struggling with zits. But it’s also necessary to know that it’s going to take its due course of time to disappear. There’s no overnight magic potion that will erase your acne breakouts. So if someone’s telling you how to make your pimple go away in a day, they’re simply lying. While it takes its time to heal, know that there are some ways in which you can make things worse for your face. Wondering what these are? Here’s a low-down...
Popping pimples
 

Popping pimples

We’ve already told you about what really happens to your skin when you pop your pimples. Not only are you spreading bacteria this way but you’re also causing your skin to get scarred. Of course, you will be irritable knowing that there’s a giant zit sitting on your face but also know that things will get worse if you pop your acne. Let it take its time!

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Using too many products
 

Using too many products

In the hope that things will get better for your skin, you try it all—from what your best friend gives you as a quick tip to banish your acne to abundance of toothpaste application. You then go ahead and use a series of exfoliants and face washes recommended by everybody around you. Using too many products on your skin will only confuse it further and make it all the more irritable. If an acne-fighting regime isn’t helping, it’s best to take it from your dermat.

Letting sweat settle on your face
 

Letting sweat settle on your face

Yes, you’re exercising and pushing your limits to make sure your skin gets better but the acne seems to have build a home in your face. Wondering what’s causing that? There’s nobody you can blame except yourself. While you bid adieu to your lazy side while working out, you often get lethargic once you’re back—something that allows your sweat to settle on your face. And you know what a greasy, sweaty face attracts? It’s a magnet for dirt! The bacteria is going to build up in addition to salt settling on your skin. The next morning? Clusters of acne!

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Over exfoliating
 

Over exfoliating

We’ve always counted exfoliation as a necessary skin care ritual. But your acne-prone skin can get further angsty when you tend you exfoliate every now and then hoping for the acne to disappear. If active acne wants one thing from you, it is to remain patient. Exfoliating over and over again can actually cause your pimple to pop and leave a permanent scar.

Using acne products only when you have a breakout
 

Using acne products only when you have a breakout

You have acne-prone skin but you resort to an acne-fighting skin care regime only when your acne has reached a troubling stage. So wrong! If you’re prone to breakouts, using an acne-fighting regime should become a way of life rather than a quick remedy. There are no instant remedies for acne. Besides, using an acne fighting product suddenly on your skin might make matters worse because your skin is already sensitive and needs its time to adjust itself to the products you use.

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What you need
 

What you need

If you’ve been fighting acne for a while, it makes complete sense to start with an acne-fighting skin care regime. We suggest using the Pond's Pimple Clear Face Wash as its Active Thymo-T essence works hard to stop pimples right from the beginning. For an effective way to moisturise your skin and keeping pimples at bay, we suggest using the Ayush Purifying Turmeric Soap. This one’s enriched with Nalpamaradi Tailam—an oil that reduces any skin irritability and draws out pollutants and toxins from the body. But if you want to get rid of the pesky spots that acne leave, we suggest you get your hands on the Fair & Lovely Anti-Marks Treatment that penetrates 3 layers deep into your skin and works right from the roots to reduce the scars!