Caring For Your Face When You Have Spots

To understand how to get rid of your zits you have to understand what causes spots in the first place.


Zit bacteria gets trapped inside a skin pore (which is a hair follicle) and the bacteria then feed on the trapped oil (sebum) in the pore, multiply quickly and cause an infection. Firstly: Destroy the bacteria.


Secondly: Reduce the oil on the surface of the skin because the oil can block up the skin pores and gives “food” for the bacteria to thrive on; less oil means less zits.


Thirdly: Stop the skin pore from getting clogged again. Keep the dead skin cells from blocking up a pore, and you will reduce the number of zits.


1 – Wash / Cleanse Your Face


This first step will accomplish several things: remove excess oil from the skin surface, kill the bacteria on the skin surface and remove the dead skin cells that normally accumulate on the skin surface.


Wash your hands. Splash your face with warm water. Rinse the cleanser from your face and gently pat the skin dry with a clean towel - do not rub it.


2 - Benzoyl Peroxide is a very common over-the-counter zit treatment product. BP as it also known works by creating an oxygen rich environment within the skin, interrupting the metabolic process of the zits bacteria causing the bacteria to die off. Apply it gently to your skin after cleansing. 3 – Salicylic Acid is a beta hydroxyl acid, meaning it is an exfoliate and will help your skin to shed dead skin cells faster, preventing the dead skin cells from clogging inside the pores and hence trapping bacteria that then leads to zits forming. After the benzoyl peroxide has dried, gently apply the salicylic acid.