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A Quick Fix For Adult Zits

Written by KD Gates


Zits, acne, those annoying bumps underneath the skin that you can feel but can’t yet see all starts with a bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes or “p.acnes”. P.acnes, a gram positive bacteria, affects over 45 million individuals in the United States and is responsible for nearly 20 percent of all dermatology visits in the U.S(1). Left untreated, acne can leave you with unwanted marks, redness, facial scarring, and for many women, psychological issues. Fear not! There is a quick fix for that zit and it all begins with washing your face.

To zap that zit and those unwanted bumps underneath the skin, begin by washing your face with a water-soluble gel cleanser. Next, soak a cotton ball with a well-formulated toner and gently stroke over your entire face and neck. Once dry, apply a benzoyl peroxide gel with at least 2.5 percent benzoyl peroxide over the affected areas only. Because acne can be stubborn, if my recommended 2.5 percent strength does not work for you, upgrade to an acne medication with a concentration of 10 percent benzoyl peroxide.

With adult acne being a prevalent problem, many women are still unclear on what benzoyl peroxide is and why it’s such a vital ingredient in the treatment of acne. Benzoyl peroxide, an over-the-counter medication used to treat mild to moderate acne, has been around for decades and is one of the best OTC medications you can buy to win the fight against acne. If utilized properly, benzoyl peroxide will prevent acne from reoccurring. And because I too struggle with adult acne, the application of this medication is a common step in my daily beauty routine. It works! Keep in mind that utilizing benzoyl peroxide can be drying to the skin. To limit dryness and irritation, apply once or twice daily to affected areas. If irritation or dryness occurs, limit the application to once a day or once every other day.

Finally, once you’ve applied the acne medication, apply an appropriate moisturizer. If you’re completing these acne-fighting steps in the morning, apply a light-weight liquid sunscreen with an SPF of 25 or higher at least thirty minutes before sun exposure. If you’re completing these steps in the evening, apply a moisturizer to the dry areas of skin only. And because acne is a characteristic of those with oily and or combination skin types, a moisturizer may not be needed.

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Quick tip: All products applied to the face should be free of alcohol, citrus fruits & oils, dyes, essential oils, fragrance, mint, soap, and witch hazel.  NEVER pop your pimples.


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