Acne is the most common skin disorder that can cause blemishes on the face, such as pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads.
While acne is not a serious health threat, it can cause emotional and social stress. Having acne often makes you have less confidence, and it can affect your social life.
There are many things that a person can do to prevent acne.
Follow these tips to help achieve clearer skin and prevent acne breakouts.
1. Keep your face clean – Wash your face twice a day. It is important to remove dirt and oil from the face by washing regularly.
2. Keep your hair clean – excess oil in the hair can travel to the face, and it can worsen acne. Wash your hair regularly to stop acne breakouts, especially those that are close to the hairline.
3. Avoid harsh scrubbing – Some people use rough cloth pads or washcloths when washing the skin, especially the face. This can cause irritation and inflammation, making acne worse. Try using gentle cleansers on the face, using your clean hands, to help prevent acne and pimples.
4. Use moisturizers and sunscreens especially made for the face
Lotions designed for the body are heavier and can clog pores. Don’t use them on the face. Use creams with glycerin and hyaluronic acid, which are good for the face since they don’t cause acne. Also, you should always wear sunscreen.
5. Use water-based and oil-free makeup
Makeup is used to cover blemishes, but it can also make breakouts worse. Makeups that are greasy, with mineral oil or cold cream can aggravate acne.
6. Avoid touching your face
Every time you touch your face with your hands, you transfer dirt and oils. Wash your hands with soap and warm water frequently, especially after eating.
7. Don’t pop your pimples
Popping your acne and pimples increases the risk of inflammation and infection, and it can lead to scarring.
8. Change your sheets, at least once a week
If there is dirt and oils in your sheets, especially tour pillowcase since its where you rest your face, as it can rub off on your skin while you sleep.
9. Exercise daily
Regular exercise is good for you overall health, including your skin. Also, it is important that you bathe right after exercise.
10. Stay out of the sun
The sun’s ultraviolet rays increase the inflammation and redness and can cause dark discoloration or hyperpigmentation on your skin/face. Limit your time in the sun, even when you wear sunscreen. Wear protective clothing, such as broad-brimmed hat to protect your face from the harsh rays of the sun.
Improvements can take some time. If you have acnes that doesn’t get better after a few weeks or months, see your dermatologist immediately to get a proper diagnosis and a treatment plan.