When it comes to acne, prevention is always better than cure. While it can be a frustrating and embarrassing condition, it definitely does not have to be a permanent one. Today on the blog, check out my nine effortless tips to prevent acne! I’m hoping that some of these will help clear up existing acne and prevent future breakouts.
- Keep your hands off of your face.
Your hands and fingers carry a lot of germs and bacteria, which can be transferred to your face each time you touch it.
2. Clean your cell phone screen and home telephone regularly.
Each time you talk on the phone, you transfer dirt, oil and makeup to the phone. If you have a smartphone, your fingers (which are covered in bacteria) are all over the screen. Clean this often to reduce transferring that dirt and grime back to your face.
3. Use natural cleansers.
Use a gentle cleanser with soothing, natural ingredients instead of harsh chemicals. Look for products that contain witch hazel or tea tree oil to naturally break down oil on your skin.
4. Clean your skin twice per day.
Both morning and night apply cleanser and gently massage it into your skin without over scrubbing. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
5. Shampoo your hair regularly and keep it pulled away from your face.
Oily hair can cause breakouts when it comes into contact with skin. Wash hair regularly (daily if your hair is oily) and keep your hair pulled back from your face to reduce the likelihood of breakouts.
6. Drink lots of water.
Drinking plenty of fresh, natural water is the best way to stay hydrated and keep your skin looking its best.
7. Eat a balanced diet.
Research has shown that there is no link between eating chocolate or fried foods and breakouts. However, food allergies or sensitivities may cause breakouts for some people. If that describes you, then avoid eating the foods that trigger pimples. Eating a balanced diet helps your body function at its best, which also means it doesn’t have a lot of toxins to eliminate, often through the pores.
8. Exercise regularly.
Exercise helps you sweat, which eliminates toxins from the body. It also helps you look and feel your best. Exercise is a great stress reliever, which we’ll discuss next.
The hormone the body produces as a result of stress is known to trigger flare ups. So learn to manage stress and remain calm in order to help reduce the likelihood of breakouts in this way. Reading, talking to friends, and enjoying some (limited and safe sun exposure) are some great ways of relaxing.
I hope that by incorporating these tips into your lifestyle will bring some relief to your breakouts.
Looking for more posts on skincare tips? Be sure to check out some great rejuvenating treatments for every skin type here on the blog.
What are your favorite ways to prevent acne? Let me know in the comments below!