How to remove acne?

How to remove acne?

Mar 26, 2024Al Ghurair Retail

Everyone has had acne at some point in their lives. It is an extremely common condition of the skin where small mounds break out, especially in areas where oil concentration is higher. Typically, beginning in puberty, these spots are generally seen on the face, chest, back, and neck. Aggravated acne during the teen ages can cause scarring and result in low self-esteem. 


There are various types of acne. Papules are small, tender, red, sore bumps, while pustules, which are almost similar to papules, have a white tip and build-up pus. Then there are severe acne spots called cysts, which are large, resemble boils, are filled with pus, and can leave permanent scars. Nodules are large hard lumps that appear right under the skin. These can be extremely painful. Blackheads are small black, yellow-colored bumps appearing on the skin. Its black color is primarily due to the lining of the hair follicle curled into it. Whiteheads, on the other hand, although resembling blackheads, are extremely hard and don’t go away even after they have been squeezed. 

Causes of acne

Hormone-influenced sebaceous or oil-producing glands become sensitive in people with acne, leading to the overproduction of sebum. As a result, dead skin cells that do not shed appropriately thicken the lining of the pores on our skin. With the accumulation of sebum and dead skin cells, the pores get clogged, forming blackheads and whiteheads.

Removing the acne

There are several things you can do to address the acne.

Avoid frequently washing the skin, which could otherwise lead to irritation and aggravate symptoms.

Use a mild soap or cleanser and lukewarm water to wash the area—using very hot or cold water could worsen it.

If you are someone who frequently uses makeup, remove it before going to bed.

Hair falling across the face can also cause acne bursts. It is best to wash and tie hair regularly.

More Effective Self-Treatments

Salicylic acid 0.5%:

Apply salicylic acid concentrate to clear pores and exfoliate the skin. It reduces inflammation, redness, and swelling. The acid is safe for use at least two to three times a day.

Panthenol & Glycerin:

Panthenol comes with anti-inflammatory properties and is a form of Vitamin B5. It helps reduce blemishes and scars, too. As a humectant, glycerin draws water and keeps hydrating the skin to treat acne.

Amino acids:

Amino acids are best when the skin needs increased hydration. They keep the outer layer of the skin nourished.

The Face Shop’s Dr.Belmeur Amino Clear Foaming Cleanser

Designed to minimize irritation on skin prone to acne, this cleanser contains high-quality, tested ingredients and the best blend of chemistry to provide you with clear, unblemished skin free of acne. 

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