We know how troubling life can be when you have acne prone skin. But the ideal way to go about acne treatment is to understand the kind of acne you’re suffering from. You might have something mild once in a while in the form of blackheads and you might have something severe like cystic acne too. Once you know what type of a pimple it is, that’s when you need acne-fighting products specially targeted towards your type of concern. If you wish to know how to get rid of acne, here’s a low-down...

Your problem: Whiteheads
 

Your problem: Whiteheads

Whiteheads are tiny blemishes aka closed comedones that have oil and dead skin enclosed inside. They are caused by excess oil production that settles into pores. To get rid of acne like whiteheads, you must rely on oatmeal since its abrasive quality will slowly and surely help your skin get better with time. Just take 1/3 cup of oatmeal, ¼ cup brown sugar and ¼ cup honey. Mix it up and apply this to your face while leaving it for 3 minutes before washing off.

Your problem: Blackheads
 

Your problem: Blackheads

These are open comedones that have turned black due to exposure to air. What causes blackheads? They’re primarily a result of bad skin care hygiene and excessive dead skin buildup. What your skin is in dire need of is a scrub that will not only control oil but also get rid of the blackheads. You can rely on the St.Ives Fresh Face Apricot Scrub because this helps in buffing away dead skin. It contains apricot that soothes your skin. That’s not all, it also contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Vitamin E, all of which deeply hydrate your skin.

Your problem: Redness and inflammatory acne
 

Your problem: Redness and inflammatory acne

This is when your skin is inflamed and there are reddish pimples—a result of extremely sensitive skin. These kinds of acne are filled with bacteria and need something anti bacterial to soothe. We suggest going with a cleanser that’s infused with green tea that contains Catechins, which are antibacterial properties—agents that aid in killing acne causing bacteria. We suggest using the Citra’s Pimple-Clear Face Wash, which is infused with Japanese green tea that reduces pimples and oiliness from the skin.

Your problem: Nodules and cysts
 

Your problem: Nodules and cysts

Nodules and cysts are large bumps that are rather painful to touch. You might be tempted to pop this pimple because of how big it is but make sure you don’t do that because that would leave a bad scar behind. This is when you need to consult a dermatologist along with adopting a skin care routine targeted towards acne prone skin. We suggest using the Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash twice daily as its Active Thymo-T essence works towards controlling excess sebum production and hence, reducing pimples. To reduce the scars on your acne prone skin, we think going with the Fair & Lovely Anti-Marks Treatment might be a wise move. It penetrates 3 layers deep into your skin and works right from the roots to reduce the scars caused by pimple popping.

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