Everyone knows that picking at acne is a terrible, terrible idea. Not only will it exacerbate the problem that’s bugging many teens and adults alike, but also increase one’s risk of nasty scarring that’s most likely to be permanent!
The moment that your acne bleeds because you picked on it or due to an accident (e.g. being snagged while putting on clothes or fashion accessories, aggressive use of an exfoliating agent, etc.) it’s a good idea for you to spring into action right away to have the bleeding put under control.
And also, it’s a good idea for you to do everything you can to keep an infection at bay. Otherwise, you can expect to have some of the most nightmarish bouts of acne on the face of the planet!
Here are some of the things that you may do to put that bleeding acne to an end and ward off an infection:
Apply Warm Salt Water
You can expect to encounter a lot of stinging sensation like hell if you follow this tip, but you can have peace of mind that the bleeding will come to a halt and also your risk of ending up with an infection can be considerably reduced. All you need to do is dissolve a teaspoon of sea salt in half a cup of warm water. Use a cotton ball to daub the solution onto your bleeding acne. Repeat for a couple of times and then allow acne to air dry.
Press Ice Cubes on the Trouble Spot
As soon as your acne bleeds, rush to the kitchen and head straight to the freezer. Grab some ice cubes and wrap them in a small piece of clean cloth. Place on the problem area for 5 to 10 seconds, lift and repeat. Keep on doing these steps until you notice that the bleeding has stopped. Ice cubes work effectively because the cold causes broken blood vessels to constrict or tighten, and this helps in controlling the bleeding.
Daub a Little Aloe Vera Gel
There are a couple of reasons why applying a little aloe vera gel is a smart move when your acne is bleeding. First, it has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that can put the bleeding to a halt. Second, it has superb antimicrobial properties that can keep an infection from striking. If you have no access to aloe vera gel, you may also rely on aloe vera juice provided that it’s 100 percent pure. Aloe vera juice fresh from the fridge works best.
Heal It With Honey
You may also try applying a little honey on acne that is bleeding. This is a wonderful idea because this thick and sweet-tasting syrup is capable of warding off an infection by zapping bacteria. Honey also possesses both healing and soothing abilities, and that’s why it is a common home remedy for a variety of skin issues. However, the best kind of honey for the job is one that’s raw and organic.
Don’t forget to have this article reposted on social media to let your family members and friends who are suffering from acne have an idea on what to do in case their acne bleeds!