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7 Tips for Easy Acne Control

Posted by Ellen Ehrlich R.N. on 9/27/2019 to Skin Care Tips

tips for acne control

Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., although dermatologists say its severity can often be reduced with simple changes to a personís skincare routine.

Most commonly, people with an acne problem scrub their skin with harsh products, yet they don't know that doing this often makes acne worse. In order for acne to improve, you must be gentle when touch this skin and use gentle products without harsh alcohol. Alcohol can leech the moisture from the skin and will dry it out leading to flaky skin combined with acne. 

Fact: People with oily active skin often suffer from surface dryness.  The accumulated dry dead surface skin skin can block the natural oils causing clogged pores, blackheads or milia.



7 Tips to Help You Manage Pesky, Embarrassing Breakouts


Wash twice a day and after sweating.

Perspiration, especially after working out, or playing a sport can make acne worse, so wash your skin as soon as possible after sweating. Sweat dries and clogs pores with oil so it's important to clean up after exercising and strenuous activities. I also recommend taking damp cotton balls with  Hydrating Mineral Ginseng Toner in a small baggie for a quick wipe down

Use your fingertips to apply a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser.

Using a soft clean washcloth, or skin sponge in the rinsing process is fine. Do not use skin care products that irritate the skin. Dry, red skin makes acne appear worse.

Rinse with lukewarm water.

Do not use Hot water on your face. Tepid water is the way to go.    Remember to rinse in lukewarm water and use cool to snap those pores shut after you clean them out.

Shampoo regularly.

If you have oily hair, shampoo daily. The oils in your hair don't just stay on your head, they can seep down into your hairline, neck, and back. When you sleep on your pillow with oily hair, you're rubbing your face in it all night! So regular shampooing is important!

Let your skin heal naturally.

Stop picking! 

I realize sometime the temptation is out of control. Remember, you will regret it later. If you pick, pop or squeeze your acne, your skin will take longer to clear because the stuff that oozes out can spread to the pores surrounding that zit. You also increase your risk of getting acne scars because it scabs over and needs to heal. Picking increases your chances of hyper-pigmentation when the pimple finally heals.


Keep your hands off your face.

Hands off! Touching your skin throughout the day can cause flare-ups. If you find that you have breakouts in the same area, check your self to see if you're leaning on your hand or frequently touching your face. The oils and dirt on your hands will lead to acne. Carry Rxformula Blemish Control if you are in an active stage.

Stay out of the sun and tanning beds.

There is no such thing as a good tan! Tanning damages your skin. In addition, some acne medications make the skin very sensitive to ultraviolet light, which you get from both the sun and indoor tanning devices. Using tanning beds increases your risk for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 75%, and the risk increases with each use.
Use sunscreen with a minimum SPF30  every day!

RxFormula can help you with your acne concerns. Check out our specially formulated acne products. 


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