Most people would agree that dealing with acne is a pain. Having a giant zit embarrasses most people. Most of us feel like pimples and acne are things we should have grown out of when we left our teenage years. If you do not pamper and take care of your skin, you can count on acne coming back for decades into your adulthood. There are even some grownups whose acne is so severe it resembles the massive breakouts experienced by kids going through puberty. Here are some tips to help you keep most zits and breakouts from happening. Keep reading to find out how you can keep your face clean and clear!
Keep your hair off of your face.
The reason your hair should stay away from your face is that your scalp produces oil which gets transferred to your hair which can then clog your pores if your hair is in your face. When you have long hair it has a way of falling in your face whether or not you want it to, which is how so many people end up with clogged pores, even as adults! Yes having long hair and bangs is fun, but preventing breakouts means keeping that long hair and those bangs off of your face. Use a headband to keep your hair back or pull it back into a braid or ponytail. Your face will thank you! If you wear makeup regularly try switching brands to something lighter or simply wearing less of it each day. Buy makeup that has sunscreen in it instead of buying separate products and putting more clogging materials into your pores. You might even choose makeup that is made with minerals included so that the products help your skin instead of simply clogging it. It is not a good idea to choose your makeup because it is the cheapest brand on the shelf. Don’t cake on your makeup. You want to wear as little makeup as possible. You can look great without caking on a bunch of extra makeup! It is incredibly important for the health of your skin that you go to bed with a clean (and makeup free) face. Leaving it on overnight is almost guaranteed to cause breakouts and acne!
The sun is not your friend so protect your skin against it! For people whose goal is to keep their pores free of clogs, spreading on thick sunscreen probably seems counterintuitive. Thankfully there are lots of sunscreens that are not oily.
Happily, you are no longer forced to choose between super oily sunscreens when you want to protect your skin. Sunscreens are now lighter and many of them can be sprayed on instead of smoothed on. You no longer have to layer on the product because most makeup and lotion already contains sunscreen. Just remember: tanning does not keep pimples away. It just puts you at risk for skin cancer.
Keeping acne away does not have to involve expensive or complicated facial care routines. Keeping your face clean is the best way to fight against breakouts and acne. Remember, though, that your face is sensitive so be gentle with it! A thorough cleansing is possible without having to resort to heavy scrubbing!