Dealing with acne problems is just part of being a person, even for adults sometimes. Part of what helps us deal with acne as teenagers is knowing that everyone else in our age group is going through the same problems. Even random and small breakouts can freak us out when we are grown up because we thought we were over all of that nonsense! Nothing makes us feel like kids again more than waking up to find that we’re sporting some new spots and bumps. When you are an adult those few zits and pimples usually come with quite a bit of facial pain. It does not matter what your age is, the tips in this article should help you out.

Be gentle when you wash your face! Don’t scrub! Putting too much pressure on your face when you wash can take off layers of the skin and leave it vulnerable to oil and breakouts. Scrubbing might feel good initially but it actually does quite a lot of harm to the very sensitive skin on your face! Do you really want to have a face full of scars from scrubbing? You need to have a firm but gentle touch when you wash your face. Don’t worry–it can be done! A bright red face is not the goal! Bright red is not okay, but you do want to have a little bit of a flushed look. A healthy sheen is a good goal, but don’t’ make yourself look like a shiny beet. If you are a fan of makeup either try to wear less of it or try to find makeup that is lighter on your skin. Cut down on the number of products you cake on your face by buying a foundation and other types of makeup that have sunscreen in them. Consider choosing makeup that has had vitamins and nutrients added to it so that you are helping your skin when you put it on each morning instead of potentially damaging it. Just because one brand costs less than the others does not mean that that is the brand you should choose. Do not cake the makeup on. You want to make “less makeup” your goal. Don’t fret; you can still look amazing without caking layers of stuff onto your face! It is incredibly important for the health of your skin that you go to bed with a clean (and makeup free) face. Leaving it on overnight is almost guaranteed to cause breakouts and acne!

Learn to relax once in a while! Did you know that stress can have a direct impact on your acne issues? Lowering your stress requires you to make some time to calm down every day. Have someone teach you some techniques for relaxation that you can use to keep your stress in check. If your regular lifestyle is highly stressed, think about slowing it down a little. When you let yourself relax you should find that your acne gets better (as does your overall outlook on life)!

Keeping your pores clear and your skin clean does not have to be difficult. Washing your face in the morning and evening might be all you need to do. Others use heavy handed oil and acne zappers. There are also people who choose to fight acne with diet and exercise. Be patient and explore your options–there is no universal acne cure. You need to go slowly–try each acne fighter for a while.

Don’t give up too quickly–many acne fighters take a while to start working properly so give each method a few weeks to do its job before deciding that it doesn’t work.