Acne and Unclear Skin

The skin problem most of us deal with - to a greater or lesser extent.

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Author Mads Timmermann

Mads has 14+ years of experience as a skin expert and has written/read this article.

No matter the severity, unclear skin is frustrating!

Almost everyone will experience unclear skin to a greater or lesser extent at one point in their lives. But what can you do when pimples, blackheads and whiteheads pop up at the most irritating of times? Read more here to find out.

7 common mistakes made by people with acne and unclear skin

Acne and unclear skin come with many myths and mistakes. Especially when the actual treatment of the problem is concerned. Here are 7 mistakes most people with acne and unclear skin make:

  1. Water and soap can get rid of acne
    One of the biggest misunderstandings about the treatment of acne is that water and soap alone can get rid of acne and impurities. This is not the case. Acne will not go away just by washing your face with soap and water. This will actually only serve to irritate your skin.
  2. A big problem calls for harsh treatment
    Too many people declare all out war in the fight against their pimples. This is a HUGE mistake! Acne should not be treated with harsh skin care products. And acne should never be treated with alcohol, deep cleansing, scrubs or other forms of harsh products.
  3. Deep cleaning is good โ€“ and necessary.
    What a load of nonsense! Acne should not be treated with deep cleansing. Itโ€™s actually not possible to deep cleanse your skin. But it sounds good, to be able to deep clean your skin and miraculously clear your acne up. Sadly, it is too good to be true. Acne is a problem that occurs on the surface of your skin, so of course, the problem should be addressed there.
  4. Salon treatments are the best line of action
    Many mistakenly believe that salon treatments are better for your skin than daily at-home care. Maybe this is because these treatments are more expensive, and we have some idea that high prices equal high quality treatments. The truth is that salon treatments are a quick fix for the lazy. Daily skin care is much better, and can be likened to eating healthy every day. We all know that a good daily diet is much better for you than just eating healthy every 4 or 6 weeks โ€“ the same is true for skin care.
  5. The more products, the better
    A lot of people with acne and unclear skin quickly establish a skin care routine made up of a ton of different products. This might have been necessary ten years ago. Today, several products, and several ingredients can easily be combined in one product. This way, your routine will be much easier and less time consuming. For example, your day cream can easily contain the necessary ingredients so that you only need to wash your face and moisturize in the mornings. You wonโ€™t need serum, boosters or toner.
  6. The search for the miracle ingredient
    One of the biggest mistakes many with acne and unclear skin make, is looking for that one ingredient that will help them with their skin problems. The truth is that there are many ingredients that help combat acne, and not just one. The secret to good skin care is combining as many of these ingredients as possible, so you treat and fight acne with more than one โ€œmiracleโ€ ingredient.
  7. Fake News โ€“ and bad advice
    Acne has to be the one skin issue with the most โ€œexpertsโ€. Lots if people have read about or heard of some great trick or other that helps skin problems. And of course, they all want to share their knowledge. The truth is that itโ€™s unlikely that your uncle, aunt, friend or parents will have the solution that really works for you.

The conclusion is that many of the myths that continue to abound about the treatment of acne and unclear skin are actually harmful to your skin. Including:

  • Washing your face with alcohol only creates more redness and more pimples, so please do not use rubbing alcohol to treat acne.
  • Sun exposure and tanning beds directly make your acne worse, although many believe it burns away impurities.
  • Toothpaste can cause an allergic reaction when used externally on skin. Do not use toothpaste on acne.

Andโ€ฆ These are only some of the myths about acne and unclear skin. You probably know many more yourself. Do yourself a favorโ€ฆ FORGET about them!

The challenge with acne and unclear skin

Besides the fact that pimples are incredibly frustrating to have, are unsightly, create scarring, redness and irritation. Well, besides that! The challenge is that most people make big mistakes when they treat acne and unclear skin.

A lot of people mistreat themselves. This mistreatment is the reason you get even more acne. Of course, no one does this on purpose.You donโ€™t either. But unfortunately, it happens frequently.

Many skin care brands are not up to date

Think of some of the big brands that came out 10, 20, 30 years ago. Their products are still the same โ€“ and Iโ€™m not afraid to say that within the last 10 years, there has been a lot of new research done on acne and unclear skin.

What can you do to keep acne and unclear skin at bay?

The fast answer is that you can forget about the skincare myths and mistreatment. Instead, start treating and caring for your skin correctly so that you can effectively and quickly get rid of your acne and skin impurities.

  1. Skin care should never hurt or be uncomfortable!
    If your skin care burns, stings, cools or warms your skin, something is wrong โ€“ and the product is too harsh.
  2. Get rid of skin care with fragrance and colorants
    And avoid skincare that contains ingredients like: menthol, mint, citrus, essential oils, et. al.
  3. Look for skin care with a long ingredients list
    That is, skin care that contains lots of vitamins, minerals and active ingredients, so that you can care for your skin with the help of many great ingredients instead of just one.
  4. Focus on just one skin care routine
    Water and soap alone is too simple, and wonโ€™t work. On the other hand, 8-12 different products morning and night is too much. 2-3 products in the morning, and 3-4 at night are more than enough.
  5. Forget masks, scrubs and monthly treatments
    Choose skin care that cares for and treats your skin daily โ€“ this way youโ€™ll get the most effective treatment.

Are you ready to fight acne and say goodbye to unclear skin? Are you ready to get beautiful skin, without acne or impurities? Then get started with the Danish Skin Care serie. Specially formulated for acne and unclear skin โ€“ get your skincare kit here

The saying goes:

Real beauty comes from within

And this really is true! Remember, smile and love yourself โ€“ even with your acne and impurities.

Speaking of within! Skin care isnโ€™t the only way to solve skin problems. Your nutrition and fitness also makes a huge difference in the treatment of acne and unclear skin.

A great tip when youโ€™re dealing with acne, is to avoid dairy.

Maybe you thought chips, sweets and fast food was giving you acne. And they may well be, but this isnโ€™t necessarily true for everyone. Research shows that milk is a direct cause of acne and unclear skin.

However, you should focus on healthy, varied nutrition.

Make sure your diet is mostly vegetable based, which is where you get most healthy vitamins and minerals for your body.

Make sure you get oils! Gladly from fish or nuts and seeds.

Olive oil, flaxseed oil, coconut oil and all the other great oils โ€“ that are also yummy โ€“ are really good for you, and help keep your body running like a well-oiled machine.

Exercise is also something you should consider.

Itโ€™s healthy to get your heart rate up, and in the fight against acne and unclear skin, itโ€™s great to sweat it out โ€“ just remember to wash your face afterwards.

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