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. Anybody can experience a breakout.
There is no single cause for acne, which is the reason that everybody gets it. 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.
Take steps to ensure that your all of your bedding is clean. Would you believe that there are lots of people out there who take a long time to change and clean their bedding? If you are constantly experiencing breakouts, try not to be one of these people. It is especially important that you keep your pillowcases as clean as possible. This will help you keep your face as clean as possible while you are sleeping. Don’t wear dirty pajamas or clothing. Something as seemingly benign as wearing last night’s pajamas could be just enough to clog some of the pores in your face and cause new pimples to form by morning.
Keep an eye on how much oil is contained in your beauty products and makeup. Be vigilant with your facial cleanser as well since it could also contain oil! Your biggest motivation for washing your face is to get the oil off of it and out of your pores! While you are shopping be sure to check for oil before you buy any beauty products, cosmetics or cleansers. Powder bases are better for your skin because they contain less oil (or none at all) than the liquid based cosmetics on the counter. A facial cleanser should be light and feel more like lotion than soap, so stay away from super heavy liquids or cleansers that start out as solids. Be careful and use your common sense!
What about the natural products that are already in your kitchen and bathroom that could help you combat those zits? Have you ever tried using toothpaste on a zit before? An overnight spot treatment of toothpaste on a zit might cure it. Lock the pets out of the bedroom overnight so that they won’t try to taste the toothpaste or lick it off of your face and in the morning your zit will be a lot smaller than it was-it might even be gone! You might also try using egg whites in your facial cleanser and as a zit reducer. 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.
Keeping acne away does not have to involve expensive or complicated facial care routines. The best way to stay acne free is to simply keep your face clean. 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!