How to Prevent Acne Breakouts

It has been said that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. We do not need much explanation as to why this is true. It is better to nip an illness before it even starts rather than scramble to find a cure for something that is already creating havoc in your body. Best to save yourself from all the trouble and suffering. This old adage applies even to acne.

What Causes Acne?

Although acne is not a life-threatening condition, it can have its strong negative impacts especially on one’s self-confidence. Acne primarily affects teenagers. However, just because you are passed your teen years, this does not mean that you are immune from ever having this skin problem. There are various factors that cause acne and some of these factors are beyond your control. Hormonal imbalance is one of the things considered to be a major player. Other things considered to play a role in acne are lifestyle choices, grooming habits and stress management.

Preventing the Onset of Acne

The great news is there are certain things that can help prevent the onset of acne. We have listed down some of the things you can do to avoid dealing with breakouts.

Remember to Clean Your Body Regularly

Acne can appear on any area of your skin but it is most prevalent on the face. To prevent acne breakouts, remember to wash your body including the face regularly. By washing your face and body, you are removing dead skin cells, excess oil and dirt on your skin surface. Grime, dirt, dead skin cells and other impurities make your skin a good breeding ground for the acne-causing bacteria that naturally live on the skin. In washing your face, it is best to use warm water and a mild facial cleanser. You should remember that the skin on your face and neck is more sensitive than the rest so avoid using loofah and strong soaps when cleaning as they can cause irritation.

Exfoliate Weekly

Why should you exfoliate weekly? When you exfoliate you are actually sloughing off dead skin therefore unclogging your pores. Don’t overdo exfoliation though. Just do this once a week. There are exfoliating products sold in many beauty stores and even in your local drugstore or you can easily make one yourself. You’ll see the drastic improvements on your complexion if you follow this tip.

Exercise Regularly

Exercising regularly brings a lot of health benefits. It keeps you in shape and strengthens your immune system and helps prevent the onset of various illnesses. It also gives you the energy to do your daily tasks and make you focus better. Exercising also helps beat stress and helps you get a good night sleep. But did you know that regular exercise can help prevent acne? When you give your body a workout, circulation is improved therefore oxygen and needed nutrients can reach the skin. However, you should remember to immediately wash your body and face after exercising as sweat can clog up pores which may contribute to the development of acne.

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