How To Control Acne
Here is 10 Tips to control your acne
1) Don’t touch your face
Your fingers are dirty! It’s almost impossible to keep them completely free of bacteria or oils that can make your acne worse.
Try to avoid touching your face – it can be hard to get in the habit at first but it will pay off dividends. Simple things like leaning your chin on your hand or rubbing your forehead can play a big role in creating new acne.
You may also want to use an antibacterial hand gel that you can use every now and then in order to kill off bacteria build up on your hands.
2) Don’t Scrub!
When you are washing your face (hopefully with a proven acne fighter!), don’t scrub or rub too hard. Some people rub extra hard thinking that it will help their skin absorb your product more. Don’t do this!
This type of scrubbing will lead to irritated skin and inflammation, two conditions that acne thrives on. Wash your face gently at least twice a day and avoid being rough with your skin!
3) Have a Healthy Diet
You might have heard that chocolate or other specific foods cause acne. That isn’t the exact truth, but your diet has an affect on your whole body – including your skin! Make sure you get enough vitamins, minerals and supplements that have been known and recommended to prevent and help conquer acne breakouts. These include
* Vitamin A or Retinol
* Vitamin B Complex
* Vitamin C
* Vitamin E
Look for a good quality multi-vitamin to make sure your body gets what it needs to be in top-notch shape. Not only will it help with your skin, but your entire body will thank you!
Also, drink plenty of water throughout the day and try to choose good wholesome foods. It’s ok to eat junk every now and then – just try to get your veggies in every day!
4) Use quality skin cleansers that have proven acne fighters.
Many of the products you find in the stores have only one ingredient that just isn’t enough to fight off your acne. The companies do this so they sell a whole bunch of products seperately. Unfortunately it isn’t hard to spend a fortune on these products and see minimal results.
Stick to products like Exposed or ClearPores that are proven and come with full money back guarantees. Not only will your acne get better, but it’s nice to know you can get your money back if you don’t see the results you want. Check out the Acne Treatments Page for more information.
5) Wash your hair frequently
Your hair is one of the dirtiest parts of your body. It isn’t hard for oils and bacteria to be transferred from your hair to your forehead or face. Make sure you keep your hair clean to avoid this. It’s always a good idea to style your hair in a way that prevents it from touching your face – give it a try!
6) Look for ways to avoid stress
Now I know this might be a little harder to do than other, but stress can play a role in your acne. I especially noticed acne flare up during stressful times. Stress leads to certain hormonal changes in your body that can play a role in acne formation.
First, try to find some time to exercise. This is a great way to combat stress and improve your overall health. Not to mention your confidence will increase as your body image improves.
Also, make a point to cleanse your skin more often during times in your life that you knoqw are stressful. For example, if you are in the middle of exams use a quality acne product like Exposed or ClearPores three times a day instead of only two. This will help to fight off the extra oil that your body is producing.
7) Wash your pillowcases and face towels frequently.
Your pillow and towels can be breeding grounds for bacteria so make sure you wash them frequently.
8) Just say no to popping or picking your pimples!
This one is tough – especially when you get a big one that is just begging you to pop it. But popping zits leads to the bacteria spreading and actually increases sebum production. This leads to more acne! Just say no!
9) If you wear makeup, make sure you take it off before bed.
10) Make sure to cleanse your skin quickly after excercise or working out.