Everybody can agree that having good skin is the goal. Many of us equate bad skin with bad personal hygiene even though someone who suffers from acne might have impeccable grooming habits. Everybody has acne at some point in their lives.
Acne is caused by lots of different habits and situations which is the reason that almost every person will deal with it at least once in life. While our breakouts might not be as severe when we are adults they do still happen from time to time and knowing how to prevent them and deal with them when they happen is just part of growing up! Keep reading to learn some tips to keep your skin clean and free of acne.
Be gentle when you wash your face! Do not scrub your face! Scrubbing your face too hard can cause damage and make it more susceptible to breakouts. The skin on your face is incredibly sensitive and easily injured so scrubbing is far more harmful than helpful. You could even scar your face if you scrub it too hard! It is important that you learn how to wash your face gently but firmly. It sounds difficult but it is very easy to learn. A bright red face is not the goal! You want it to be flushed but not bright red! Glowing is good but looking like a traffic light is bad.
Do your best to keep your hands away from your face. The majority of the population doesn’t realize just how much time they spend touching their faces every day. Letting your face rest in your hands is just one way to clog your pores. Think about this. Whenever you touch something and then, later, touch your face, it is sort of like rubbing that object into your pores. Touching your face is a great way to clog your pores with the oil and other things your hands have touched during the day. This is why it is so easy to catch the flu from other people because your hands touch objects that people with the flu have touched and then transfer those germs straight to your face when you rest your face on your hands! Keep your hands away from your face!
If you are a habitual face toucher at least make sure that you keep your hands clean. Keep those hands clean by washing them throughout the day!
Reduce your stress! Believe it or not, for many people, stress levels directly impact the size and scope of an acne breakout. It is important to take some time for yourself every day to lower your stress. Have someone teach you some techniques for relaxation that you can use to keep your stress in check. If your daily life is filled with high levels of stress you should consider changing your lifestyle. When you let yourself relax you should find that your acne gets better (as does your overall outlook on life)!
It is not that hard to fight against acne and keep your skin clean. A twice a day face washing might be all you need. Others will have to use more muscle against their acne. Some prefer to keep acne away with a healthy lifestyle. Be patient and explore your options–there is no universal acne cure. Keep with each method for a while.
Nothing will work overnight so give all of your trials at least a week or two to start working before moving on to something new.