Did you know that acne is the most common skin issue in the US? Over 90% of people experienced an acne breakout at some point in their life. It can worsen in times of hormonal changes or stress (even before an important job interview or a big date), but there are definitely a few ways to minimize and prevent the breakouts.
- Drink a lot of water. Water keeps the skin hydrated and lowers toxins levels, which is great to prevent acne. So, make sure you drink plenty of water, even when it’s not hot or you don’t feel thirsty.
- Avoid from touching your face and greasy hair products. Pay attention to what you do with your hands, and try not to touch your face (a lot of people do it without noticing). Do not pop pimples with your fingers – it can lead to infections and even scars. Also, avoid oily hair products that can touch your face, and if you have long hair, keep it pulled away with a pony-tale.
- Use a proper moisturizer. Acne treatments and products usually dry the skin, so it’s important to use a moisturizer to hydrate the skin. But be careful not to use oily moisturizer as it can induce breakouts. Look for non-comedogenic products which are best for oily or combination skin.
- Keep your face clean. It’s important to wash your face twice a day to remove dirt, oil accumulation and dead skin cells. Wash your face gently, with a mild cleanser and warm water. Do not scrub your face with harsh cloth or loofah, but simply with your hands. Make sure you rinse well and remove all soap or cleanser leftovers, and wipe with a clean towel.
- Do not wear too much makeup. It’s quite impossible for many women to not wear makeup at all, so at least try to use it as little as possible. Use oil-free makeup and make sure you take it off at the end of the day with a special makeup remover.