Nobody likes having bad skin. Many of us equate bad skin with bad personal hygiene even though someone who suffers from acne might have impeccable grooming habits. Here is the truth: everyone deals with acne.
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. Adult breakouts do happen every once in a while and even though they might not be as dramatic as the acne we had as teenagers, part of growing up is learning how to properly take care of ourselves, which includes learning a proper skin care regimen. Here are some tips to help keep your skin clear and acne free.
Wash your face gently. Scrubbing is bad for you! Scrubbing your face too hard can cause damage and make it more susceptible to breakouts. Putting too much pressure on your skin when you wash your face can injure the sensitive skin you are trying to keep clean and can leave it more damaged than anything else. Nobody wants to have scars from scrubbing. It is important that you learn how to wash your face gently but firmly. Don’t stress out, this is something everyone can learn! Here is a hint: if you have a bright red face after you finish your skin care routine, your routine is too harsh. Bright red is not okay, but you do want to have a little bit of a flushed look. Go for the glow, not the stoplight effect.
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. Acne issues can partly be blamed on how much time people let their hands rest on their faces. Think about it for a minute. Touching your face after you touch an object is sort of like resting your face on the object that you touched. 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 partly what makes it so easy for you to catch the flu: you pick up something that has been touched by someone who is sick and then later brush something off of your face and transfer the germs right onto your face where they have easy access to your nose, eyes, mouth, ears and pores: all places to infect with the flu! This is why you should try not touch your face with your hands.
If you find that you can’t help but touch your face, make sure that your hands are always clean! To keep the breakouts to a minimum keep your hand clean by washing them often.
Keep your hands away from breakouts that do happen. Acne needs to be left alone to heal. It is always better to leave a breakout alone. It is all right to wash your face and treat your breakout with some acne fighting cleanser but never ever pop or pick at your zits. When left to heal naturally some breakouts might stick around for a day or two. What would you rather deal with? A couple of days sporting a few spots or decades sporting spot scars?
Getting rid of your acne does not have to be complicated or cost a lot of money. The best way to stay acne free is to simply keep your face clean. Remember, though, that your face is sensitive so be gentle with it! You can give your face a great cleansing without damaging your skin!
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