How To Treat My Acne? 5 Things To Try Now

Everybody can develop pimples and blemishes. Acne usually comes at puberty and can be there in adulthood too. Some typical acne-causing factors are genetics, stress, a poor diet, dirt particles, hormone changes, and infections. Despite not posing a substantial health risk, acne has profound emotional and social effects. The secret to managing acne is learning how to prevent breakouts from occurring.

Below are five things you can incorporate along with ZO Skin Health Acne Control; you can also treat your acne and reduce its occurrence.

1. Drink water

Drinking water helps in avoiding acne as it encourages optimal skin. Maintaining healthy moisture levels for your skin is crucial since dehydrated skin can cause overproduction of oil, resulting in acne. That is why it is essential to increase your water consumption, as it will keep your skin supple and smooth.

2. Tone

Toning with the right ingredients, like salicylic acid, ensures that the pores are deep cleaned and can prevent acne formation through its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. You can use the Obagi CLENZIderm Pore Therapy toner or ZO Skin Health acne oil control pads to get the ultimate results. This will lessen post-acne blemishes and noticeable redness while enhancing the skin's texture. 

3. Moisturise

Use moisturisers explicitly designed for the face. Body lotions are thicker and risk clogging your pores. Look for products with glycerine, ceramides or products that are "non-comedogenic," which means they don't promote acne and hold moisture in the skin. One such product is Obagi Hydrate, which provides 8-hour hydration, repairs the skin barrier and does not clog the pores. 

4. Don’t Pop Your Pimples

We know it is easier said than done. However, popping pimples can actually worsen the condition. While squeezing a pimple, you facilitate bacteria from your hands and from the environment to enter into the skin. This can lead to further infection. Besides, popping a pimple can sometimes push the contents deeper into the skin leading to inflammation. In that case, a more severe and noticeable acne may come back that can leave a stubborn scar on your face.

5. Manage Your Stress

Yes, you read it right. Reducing stress might do the trick for you if you are trying to treat acne. Under stressful conditions, your body releases hormones like cortisol and androgens. They increase the oil production in the skin, leading to an acne flare-up. Therefore, get a good sleep, exercise regularly, start journaling, talk to your friends and family and bring about a proper work-life balance to keep your stress under control. You might see the magic on your skin soon.


It takes persistence and patience to treat acne. Following the advice above will undoubtedly have a significant impact on your acne. Additionally, you'll obtain all-round protection from acne by combining these methods with a Retinol. However, you must give enough time for the product to take effect.


  1. Can I let acne heal on its own

You should not just let acne go away on its own. Acne without treatment may leave scars. The earlier you get treatment for acne, the fewer long-term issues you're likely to encounter.

      2. What causes acne?

Sebum is an oily fluid that lubricates your skin and hair, and dead skin cells clog hair follicles, resulting in acne. Bacteria can cause infection and inflammation, which worsen acne.

      3. What are the benefits of seeing an aesthetic practitioner for your acne?

Certain ingredients and products required are prescription-only. Book a virtual skincare consultation with our pharmacist independent prescriber, Kuljeet, to get access to these products. These will work to exfoliate dead skin cells to tighten pores, repair surface damage, and enhance the texture of your skin which will overall improve your acne. 

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