Prevent Acne Breakouts with Skin Care Basics!

If you love beauty then you most probably are a firm believer of caring for the skin. Many beauty-lovers started looking after their skin early on and if you happened to just hop on board the beauty loving mantra, then welcome on board!

Acne and Its Negative Effects on One’s Self-Confidence

The appearance of one’s skin has a direct impact on one’s confidence. Well, for most people to say the very least. Teens feel their self-confidence slipping away as pimples start popping up and the same drop in self-confidence happens to many adults once they see a blotty complexion. There’s the fact that acne can bring in ridicule and teasing especially during teen years. For someone on the receiving end of all the teasing and ridicule, insecurities are most likely to arise and these insecurities can be haunting.

Starting to care for your skin early on is a great weapon against acne. But this is not to say that you will never experience having this skin problem once you reach your teen years or even in your adult years. Acne is triggered by many things, one being hormones, and when you reach your adolescent years, your hormones start going ballistic and this can trigger acne breakouts.

A Proper Skin Care Regimen

To get you started on the right track, remember the three words of proper skin care basics. Cleanse, tone and moisturize! On top of following a proper skin care regimen, you should also see your dermatologist at least once a year. Most of us would only visit a skin doctor when we have more serious skin problems but going to your skin doctor at least once a year can actually help prevent skin problems from arising. Plus your skin doctor will also check for symptoms of skin cancer. In general, skin cancer has a good prognosis if it is caught early. Consider these things seriously if you want to be set for life…skin wise that is!

Cleanse
Your skin doctor can recommend a cleanser suited for your skin type. But as a general rule, you should always stick with mild facial cleansers. Most cleansers today have labels indicating what skin type it is formulated for. You should also look into the ingredients of the cleanser. Avoid anything with parabens, fragrance, phthalates and other toxic ingredients as they can potentially harm your health. Cleansers with amino acids are ideal as they promote cell reproduction and keep your skin hydrated and radiant. Cleanse twice a day and remember to change your pillowcases regularly as bacteria can thrive in dirty pillowcases.

Tone
Skin toners are designed to cleanse the skin further and shrink the pores of the skin.

Moisturize
Argan oil is a great pick in moisturisers. The oil is absorbed quickly by the skin therefore it won’t leave a greasy residue and it won’t clog the pores. Acne is associated with overproduction of sebum and keeping the skin moisturized will prevent your skin from producing more oil. Essential fatty acids are also believed to help bring down overproduction of sebum to a manageable level and Argan oil comes with a high amount of essential fatty acids. This may be the reason why a number of Argan oil users say that the oil is helpful for their acne problems. However, it is important to note that there have not been much scientific study done on the oil’s effectiveness in fighting acne. The evidence at hands is mostly anecdotal or from what users of the oil are saying.

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