You’ve probably spent your whole life hearing about how good washing your face is for you. If you are like most of your friends, you don’t really care about washing your face every day–in fact, doing so feels like a chore! Most of us spent our teenage years stressing out over breakouts and acne and, even so, as adults we still grumble about washing our faces, especially in the evening. The problem is that, in order to keep your pores free of dirt, bacteria and other debris, you need to wash your face regularly. Are you prepared to be the only adult you know who still fights acne every day? Here is what you need to do to keep your pores free and clear.
Your face should not have hair hanging in it.
Throughout the day your scalp produces oil which gets into your hair and then gets transferred to your face if you don’t take steps to keep this from happening. Bangs are especially troublesome oil spreaders for people with acne problems so, if you want to keep your pores oil free, either grow your bangs out or keep them pulled back. We understand the appeal of long hair and bangs, but it is better to keep your hair off of your face. Use a headband to keep your hair back or pull it back into a braid or ponytail. Your pores will be grateful!
Take care to use beauty products that do not contain a lot of oil. Believe it or not sometimes even your facial cleanser has oil in it! The reason you wash your face with cleanser is to get rid of the oil in your pores! It is important to take a moment to make sure there isn’t any oil in any of the cleansers, cosmetics or other beauty products you think about buying. One of the best ways to do this is to opt for powder based cosmetics instead of liquid based cosmetics. When you purchase a facial cleanser, choose one that is not lotion-y and is more liquid than solid. Take your time instead of grabbing the first thing you see!
Have you thought about using natural products to help you fight your acne? Did you know that toothpaste might be able to cure pimples? Once a zit or pimple is completely formed, squeeze some toothpaste onto it and leave it alone overnight. You should see quite a bit of reduction in the blemish by morning (don’t do this if you have pets who sleep in the same room that you do–if they “taste” the toothpaste while you are sleeping they could get sick). Lots of people use egg whites to clean their faces and reduce their breakouts. You can either do spot treatment by putting some egg whites directly onto your pimples or you can use the egg whites to make a facial mask.
Since when do zits require treatment from super expensive creams and cleansers? Cleaning your face regularly will help you fight against acne. Don’t be too hard with your face because your skin is sensitive! You can give your face a great cleansing without damaging your skin!