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! Even after going through puberty and fighting daily breakouts and acne, washing your face probably feels like a chore–especially right before bedtime. Here’s the truth: to keep bacteria and other things from clogging your pores, you need to keep your face clean. Do you still want to be prone to breakouts in your thirties and onward? Here is what you need to do to keep your pores free and clear.
Take steps to ensure that your all of your bedding is clean. For some people, keeping their blankets and sheets and pillowcases clean is not a priority. When you suffer from regular acne problems, you cannot let yourself fall into this kind of bad habit. You will want to wash your linens, especially your pillowcases every few day or two. Keeping your linens clean is the best way to help you make sure that your face stays clean while you are sleeping. Your pajamas and other clothes should also always be clean. Pulling yesterday’s nightshirt over your face could deposit enough dander to clog a few pores and by morning you could be sporting some new spots.
Keep a careful watch out for oil bases when you buy cosmetics and other beauty products. 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! When you are shopping check the ingredients of the beauty products and facial products that you are buying. The simplest way to avoid putting extra oil onto your skin is to eschew the liquid based cosmetics and choose powder based cosmetics instead. When you purchase a facial cleanser, choose one that is not lotion-y and is more liquid than solid. Be careful and use your common sense!
Your face should get two washes every day. Your pores can become clogged even at night while you are dreaming. It is not hard to put together a skin cleansing ritual for the morning and another for the evening. Most people find that a quick wash in the mornings is all they need while the evenings require a higher level of attention and care. You’ll be glad you’ve taken the time for this! The best way to treat an acne breakout is also the most basic way to treat an acne breakout: wash your face and don’t pick at your zits. Sometimes you need something with a little bit more kick to fight your breakout. The good news is that, whether you are in your teens, twenties or sixties–there are plenty of ways to help you keep the acne at bay!