Bothered by acne that won’t seem to leave you alone? It’s a common problem and we totally feel your pain. Thus, for the third challenge of Teenage Gorgeous You! The Social Challenge 2016, we got our finalists to share their #SkinHacks so that you too, can combat acne like a pro!
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#1 Don’t squeeze, don’t touch
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You can’t see them with your naked eye but your hands are full of germs and bacteria, and trust us when we say that you wouldn’t want to touch your face with those yucky hands. Yes we agree that those pimples are eye sores but popping them might make your acne more inflamed plus leave an ugly scar, so leave those pimples alone!
We bet that you didn’t know honey has anti-bacterial properties which kills bacteria in the oil glands plus speed up the healing process while soothing the pimple. Dab the honey on the affected area, leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. This is effective only if you repeat the routine a few times a day.
#3 Banana peel
If you’ve ever tasted a banana peel, you’d know that it’s awful. But why waste the peel when you can use it to help reduce acne inflammation with all its antioxidant goodness. Simply rub the inside of the peel against the affected areas until the peel browns and wash any residue off with warm water. Like honey, the banana peel is no miracle treatment, so remember to repeat the routine a few times a day to see results!
#4 Ice ice baby
Ice cubes are great if you need a quick fix! Though it doesn’t remove the pimple, it reduces the redness and soreness and thus making it less visible. Just use the ice cube and rub gently on the affected area for 3-5 minutes and you’re done!
#5 Sufficient beauty sleep
We cannot emphasise how important it is to have sufficient sleep! Your body rejuvenates while you sleep so it is of absolutely importance that you get quality sleep. The best time when your body recuperates is between 10pm to 2am, so make sure you go to bed before 12am everyday!
#6 Drink lots of water
This is a no brainer. An average adult body is made of 60% water so it’s only natural that we need to replenish and hydrate ourselves. But, did you know that not consuming enough water can lead to you having acne? Basically, your body won’t be able to flush toxins out the usual way as there’s a lack of fluids. And eventually when your system builds up too much toxins, your body will expel it through the skin, thus leading to acne.
#7 3M Nexcare Acne Patch
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With all that said, how about just using the 3M Nexcare Acne Patch and let it do all the work for you? It’s so thin that you can wear it out without worrying about people noticing the patch(es). The patch absorbs oily secretion and pus with 3M’s own technology Tegasorb. It’s also suitable for all skin types plus a drug-free and non-drying method to remove excess sebum from your clogged pores. With minimal hand contact and no skin irritation, the 3M Nexcare Acne Patch clears acne effectively and efficiently without leaving any scars!
3M Nexcare Acne Patch is available at all leading drug stores and supermarkets.