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How to Erase Skin Blemishes That Are Hurting Your Self-Esteem

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Whether they’re friends, business associates, or new acquaintances, your face is the first thing people look at. If you have blemishes, however, you may feel a lack of confidence in presenting your face to the world. Frequent breakouts or long-term acne can deal a blow to your self-esteem. Luckily, there are some actions you can take that will make a difference.

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Maintain a Good Skincare Routine

A regular skincare routine will treat the blemishes you have and prevent new ones from forming. The key word here is regular—you must wash your face faithfully every morning and before you go to bed. A quick rinse in the shower isn’t enough. Your face needs a thorough cleansing.

Many cleansers specially made for acne are available over the counter, or your dermatologist can prescribe one. Look for one with salicylic acid as an active ingredient. Rinse carefully and apply acne medication if needed. Don’t overlook moisturizers; if your skin is too dry, your body will produce more oil in compensation.

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Look into Advanced Treatments

If you’ve been dealing with breakouts for some time, or if you’re experiencing redness and scarring, it might be time to seek advanced treatments. A dermatologist can prescribe topical medications and oral medications, or perform treatments such as chemical peels and light therapy. Laser treatments can help remove the worst scars and skin damage. These treatments use light to peel off the top layer of skin and encourage the growth of healthy cells. Studies have shown significant results in reducing the appearance of redness and bumps.

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Eat a Healthy Diet

You may have heard people say that eating certain foods will cause pimples. While most of these are speculation at best, there are some scientific studies that show a link between nutrition and acne. Specifically, foods high in the glycemic index have been associated with blemishes. This includes sweets, baked goods, white bread, and potatoes. A healthy diet is also related to hormone production, and hormones play a role in causing acne. A diet high in lean protein, cruciferous vegetables, and fiber can balance your hormones to the optimal level.

Blemishes have many causes that differ from person to person. It makes sense that you will need a multi-faceted approach in dealing with them. Once you find what works for you, you’ll not only look better but feel a boost in your self-esteem.

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