How to Treat and Prevent Acne Breakouts

Acne is a very problematic word for many. It is safe to say that not anyone would wish to have them on their skin. But acne can happen to anyone; not just to teenagers but even to adults. The good news is there are plenty treatments available for acne and there are things you can do to prevent your acne from worsening.

Anti-Acne Tips

  • Hands Off Your Face
    Your acne will only get worse if you keep touching your face. This sounds simple enough but not many of us can actually follow this good advice. You probably are not aware just how often you touch your face. Our hands come in contact with so many things and surfaces every day and somewhere along the way they pick up dirt, grime and oil plus bacteria and viruses. All of these things that your hands pick up can only worsen your acne. So hands off your face please.
  • Wash Your Face
    If you want to get rid of your acne faster, make it a habit to wash your face twice a day daily. This is a very simple thing to do yet one of the most effective acne remedies. Every day your face gets exposed to smoke from cigarettes, dirt and air pollution therefore grime and grease build up is inevitable. So wash your face once in the morning and once before hitting the sack to keep the skin clean and therefore prevent breakouts.
  • Go On and Work up a Sweat
    Regular exercise does not simply improve your physical, mental and emotional health. It also improves your skin’s appearance. Stress triggers your skin to produce more oil or sebum. The acne-causing bacteria that naturally live on your skin feeds on sebum therefore overproduction of sebum or your skin’s natural oils makes your skin an ideal environment for them to thrive. Exercise, any form of it that you love doing is a great stress buster. You can do yoga, hit the gym, ride a bike, swim or simply take walks. Working out also helps in restoring order to fluctuating hormone levels which also decreases sebum production. When you sweat, your pores are cleared out since dead skin cells are pushed to the surface. Aim to exercise at least half an hour three or four times a week. Remember though to wear loose clothing when working out as friction, heat and the constant rubbing of your skin against fabric can also trigger acne. This is referred to as acne mechanica.
  • Shower After Working Out
    A shower or a bath is a must after working out. Aside from taking dead skin cells to the surface, which is a good thing, sweat also leave behind salt on your skin. You need to wash them off right away as having a build-up of dead skin cells and salt on your skin’s surface can lead to clogging of recently unclogged pores. It is best to use a moisturizing wash for your shower so that salt is effectively cleaned out plus the skin is moisturized.

These are just some of the things you can do to treat and prevent your acne from worsening.

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