Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Acne often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and mostly appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne can be caused by different things including hormones, stress, germs, genetics or unhealthy diet. Acne is usually common among teenagers, but it affects people of all ages. They are as annoying as they come and sometimes, they affect our self-esteem and skin confidence. Now that we’re mostly at home, there’s the tendency to get lost in the moment and pay less attention to your skin care and diet. We don’t ask for Acne, but there are ways we can prevent and manage them so that we can have full confidence in our skin.
Wash Your Face Regularly
The essence of washing your face can never ever be over emphasized. It’s the most natural way to cleanse your face. Washing your face with WARM WATER rids your face off excess oil, dirt and sweat, daily. Rinse your face with warm water twice a day and pat dry with a clean towel. Apply mild and alcohol free cleansers - avoid cleansing your face with harsh cleansers so that your skin doesn’t dry out.
Over-The-Counter (OTC) acne treatments should be added to your skin care regime, to control pimples and outbreaks. These products should be used as instructed by the manufacturer, to avoid irritation.
Moisturizers are one of the most important skin care products that everyone should have. They hydrate the skin and keep it healthy and glowing. Read the ingredients on a product before you purchase and use moisturizers that do not contain ingredients that may irritate your skin, dry it out, break it or cause pimples. Use moisturizers after washing and patting dry your face to keep it looking smooth and vibrant. If you’re constantly in an air- conditioned room, that could be the reason for your dry skin; moisturizing is more than necessary for you. Greasy or oily shampoos and body washes or even shaving cream, also aid in worsening acne and pimples breakout.
It is important to know your skin type when choosing skin care products; because choosing the wrong products for your skin type may worsen your acne, instead of helping it heal. So if your skin care product isn’t helping your acne, it probably isn’t meant for you.
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Drink Water, Drink Water, and Drink Some More Water
Dehydration is one of the major causes of dull skin. When your skin is dehydrated, it’s prone to breakouts, cracking, acne, inflammation and redness, as a result of the excessive dryness. Drinking water moisturizes your skin from within. Drink at least eight (8) ounce glasses of water a day to stay hydrated- especially if you’re in a hot or humid environment (to replace the water lost when you sweat) or if you exercise.
Limiting your sun exposure goes a long way in keeping your skin hydrated; stopping your skin from producing more oils that can block the skin pores. It is more than necessary to wear an oil free sunscreen whenever you’re going to be in the sun, to prevent skin cancer.
Avoid Touching Your Face Frequently
The most vulnerable parts of your body to germs are your hands. They come in contact with germs every minute, which can be transferred to your face when you touch it. It’s quite difficult to avoid touching your face, we know. Every now and then, you might want to itch your eyes or nose, clean your mouth, or even rest your head on your hands- all of which lead to touching your face before you even realize it. This is why you should always wash your hands as often as possible, to reduce the possibilities of transferring germs to your face. If you have to, itch your nose; but your face would thank you if your touched it less often.
When we use make up, especially to cover up already existing pimples; we not only tend to touch our face more, but we also increase the chances of clogged pores and out breaks. Make up should be used minimally and avoided as much as possible. When using make up, avoid using heavy makeup and use products that are noncomedogenic, sheer and fragrance free.
Stop Popping Your Pimples
Yes! Stop popping your pimple; it doesn’t make it disappear. Popping your pimples may cause bleeding or scars which clog your pores and worsen your pimples. Tea Tree Oil is a highly recommended remedy for pimples. Applying Tea Tree Oil to the inflamed area reduces the pimple. Tea Tree Oil can be added to your moisturizer or cleanser for daily use.
Antibiotics are also sometimes prescribed to reduce inflammation and bacteria on the skin- they are usually prescribed for people with severe acnes that don’t respond to other treatments.
Have a Stress Relief Routine
Once again, the effect of stress on your skin cannot be over emphasized. Stress worsens acne, pimples and breakouts. It is necessary to learn to manage stress, for your mental and physical health. Massages are a very effective way to de-stress; nothing like relaxing and letting professionals pamper your body, mind and skin. A massage calms the nervous system, improves blood circulation, lymphatic circulation and relieves muscle pain, amongst other benefits. Massages refresh your mind and help you to rest, which helps your skin glow.
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Personal hygiene and the things we eat also play a huge role in how our skin looks. Ensure that you always wash and use clean bedclothes, as dirt and germs settle on them and can return back to our skin when we lay on them. Avoid junk foods as much as possible, they may cause acne and breakout. Eat more fruits and vegetables; Healthy foods promote healthy skin.
Patience and consistency is Key when it comes to matters of the skin. It might be effective immediately, or it might take a little more time and effort- it all depends on your skin type and the rate at which you maintain consistency.
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