Dealing with acne problems is just part of being a teenager. Yes it makes us look funny and can be really embarrassing, but we get through it because we know that everybody else is dealing with it too. As adults we are supposed to have grown out of the frequent breakouts of our puberty years. Even random and small breakouts can freak us out when we are grown up because we thought we were over all of that nonsense! Even though our breakouts are not as severe, waking up to one can make us feel like immature kids who have to go to school looking weird. When you are an adult those few zits and pimples usually come with quite a bit of facial pain. No matter what number your age starts with, use these hints to help you deal with your next breakout.
Do you get enough of your daily vitamins and minerals? You might not know this yet, but not eating a balanced diet can cause some people to break out. Acne can be a symptom that some part of your body’s health is lacking in some way. Some people find that simply taking a multi-vitamin is all they need to correct this issue. Even though the multi-vitamin might not fix all of your nutrient deficiencies, it can do quite a lot to restore balance in your system. The reason you break out when you are malnutritioned is that your body starts producing more sebum which will clog your pores and make it easier for you to break out (and for bacteria to get in). This type of acne is easily beaten by eating a healthy diet and taking your vitamins every day.
Try not to touch your face. Have you ever thought about how often you touch your face each day? Letting your face rest in your hands is just one way to clog your pores. Think about this. Every time you touch something and then touch your face you are transporting some of that item into your facial pores. It is really easy to clog your pores with the oil on your hands when your hands serve as a resting spot for your face. This is one of the best ways for flu germs to travel–a sick person uses an object and then puts it down, leaving some germs behind so that when you then use the same object the germs are transferred to your hands and then later to your face when you touch your face with your hands! This is why you should try not touch your face with your hands.
If you are a habitual face toucher at least make sure that you keep your hands clean. Washing your hands often can help combat acne.
Learn to relax once in a while! Believe it or not, for many people, stress levels directly impact the size and scope of an acne breakout. It is important to take some time for yourself every day to lower your stress. Learning how to stay calm in high stress environments is a good idea. If your daily life is filled with high levels of stress you should consider changing your lifestyle. Finding time for yourself is imperative for your mental health and it is important for your skin!
There are plenty of ways to keep your skin healthy and acne free. Some manage to get by with just a quick washing routine a couple of times a day. Others use heavy handed oil and acne zappers. You might decide that your best defense against acne is a natural lifestyle and a regular exercise routine. Take your time to experiment and figure out what works best for you. The idea behind acne fighting is to try each acne fighting method for a while before moving on.
Nothing will work overnight so give all of your trials at least a week or two to start working before moving on to something new.