1. Keep your face clean. Whether or not you have acne, it's important to wash your face daily to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and excess oil from the skin surface. Use warm, not hot, water and a mild facial cleanser. Using a harsh soap (like deodorant body soap) can injure the already inflamed skin and cause more irritation.
Avoid scrubbing your skin harshly with anything. Gently wash it with your clean hands or a very soft cloth. Always rinse well, and then dry your face with a clean towel.
2. Use makeup sparingly. During a flare-up, try to avoid wearing foundation, powder, or blusher. If you do wear makeup, wash it off at the end of the day. If possible, select oil-free cosmetics without added dyes and chemicals. Water-based cosmetics are available. Read the ingredients list on the product label before buying.
3. Be careful about what you put on your hair. Avoid using fragrances, oils and harsh chemicals on your hair. These ingredients can drip on the face, blocking the skin pores and irritating the skin. Stick to a gentle shampoo and conditioner. Oily hair can add to the oil on your face, so wash hair often, especially during an outbreak of spots. If your hair is long, keep it pulled off your face.
4. Keep your hands off your face. Avoid touching your face or propping your cheek or chin on your hands. Not only can you spread bacteria, you can also irritate the already inflamed facial skin.
5. Treat acne as soon as it develops. The most effective way to avoid acne scarring is by preventing acne from developing into a more severe form. Don't wait to see if acne will go away on its own. Begin treatment right away, and see your doctor if your acne is unresponsive to over-the-counter treatments.
6.Avoid inflammation, if possible. Inflamed acne lesions are much more likely to cause scars than non-inflamed lesions. Avoid doing anything that may further irritate your skin. This may include aggressive scrubbing, harsh skin care products, etc.
7.Don't squeeze, pop, or pick at pimples. Squeezing a pimple can force debris deeper into the follicle, spread infection, and worsen a blemish. When you pick at the skin, it can cause acute inflammation and seriously damage the skin's tissue. Remind yourself that "popping" that pimple can extend the healing time and may cause a permanent scar. Allow the blemish to heal on its own.
8. As soon as you see the smallest sign of acne, apply toothpaste to that area and leave for 1 hour or whole night.
9. Rubbing ice cubes soothes skin and controls acne and prevents scarring.
10. Eat healthy.
Apply natural aloe Vera gel on the problem areas as soon as you get any type of acne showing up. This will help the area stay moisturized and assist the area in healing during the acne cycle.
Again, Make sure that your acne gets treated as soon as any type of acne appears. The sooner the acne is dealt with, the less chance for any type of marks being left behind.
Make sure that a separate towel is used for your face after cleansing. When you have acne, the bacteria that is naturally all over your body could make acne worse if rubbed on your face, so using two separate towels will eliminate this from becoming an issue.
Follow a healthy diet that is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and zinc. This combination of vitamins is going to help your entire body stay healthier, heal faster, and regenerate new skin cells more quickly.
Disclamir: These are not my tips, except one or two.