Top Tips to Avoid Pimples and Acne
Acne occurs most commonly during adolescence, affecting more than 96% of teenagers, and often continues into adulthood. While everyone’s going crazy finding solutions to disturbing pimples and acne, here are some tips to get rid of them:
Rinse your hands frequently.
While contact is the fastest way to spread microorganisms, hands per se is the body’s most use part during interaction (whether we pick up things, open door knobs, etc.). Hence, many of us are not aware of how many times we touch our faces per day. Either we scratch our ears, relieve itches, or wipe our lips, making such actions promote thriving of bacteria causing pimples. Needlessly touching your face at some point in the day is inevitable, so try to wash your hands throughout the day as well. Don’t ever pinch, squeeze or pick at a pimple, this will only make the situation worse as it causes redness and inflammation leading to development of unwanted scars.
Wash your skin twice a day.
Washing your skin at least twice a day is the simplest and most effective way to prevent development of any disturbing dermal problems. As you are often exposed to the city’s dust and heat, dirt and greases build up on your face throughout the day. Taking a moment to thoroughly (but gently) wash your face is advisable to help prevent pimples and acne. A combination of warm water and mild soap (or cleanser) will help you strip off dead skin cells and bacteria.
A great way to improve your skin’s appearance (not to mention your physical, mental and emotional health) is committing to a regular exercise. Working out restores order to fluctuating hormone levels, which in turn reduces sebum production in the follicles. Sweating helps clear out your pores, ushering those dead skin cells to the surface where they can’t cause as much trouble.
Loosen up things and avoid skin friction.
Acne mechanica (acne caused by friction,) is an effect of hot weather and constant contact between skin and clothing or anything that causes friction. Headbands and helmets are likely to cause acne on the hairline. It is advisable to loosen up such equipment or perhaps remove them if not in use.
Choose what you eat.
Vitamin A rich foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes and broccoli, if eaten frequently, has shown to act like the powerful drug in lessening occurrence of pimples. Avoid nuts and other greasy products as it triggers pimples to pop out.
Wear the right makeup.
Wear oil-free makeup whenever possible. These types give you less chances of having clogged dirt on pores that result in blemishes. Be sure to remove your makeup nightly and cleanse with an acne-fighting solutions to help your skin be at its best.
Stress prompts your skin to crank up oil production, so anything you can do to reduce stress (taking a yoga class, for example) helps with breakouts. Stress behaviors like lack of exercise, not bathing or maintaining proper hygiene and maybe even poor diet can certainly contribute to occurrence of acne.