Preventing Acne TODAY!
- Keep your face clean. Whether you have acne or not, it is important to wash your face twice a day to remove impurities, dead skin cells and excess oil from the surface of the skin. Washing more than twice a day is not necessarily better; It can do more harm than good. Use warm and non-warm water and a mild facial cleanser. Using a harsh soap (like a deodorant body soap) can damage already inflamed skin and cause more irritation.
Avoid rubbing your skin with a cloth, an exfoliating glove, or a loofah (a thick-textured sponge). Wash gently with a soft cloth or you can use your hands. Always rinse well, then dry your face with a clean towel. (Pull the towel to the laundry basket as the dirty towels disperse the bacteria). Also use the cloth only once.
- Hydrate. Many of the acne products contain ingredients that dry out the skin. Therefore, always use a moisturizer that minimizes skin dryness and peeling. Look for “non-comedogenic” on the label, which means it should not cause acne. There are moisturizers for oily, dry or mixed skin.
- Try an over-the-counter acne product. These products for acne do not need a prescription. Most of them contain ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid or lactic acid, which inhibit bacteria and dry the skin. They can cause dryness or peel, start with a small amount at the beginning. Then you can adjust the amount you use and how often. Another option is a new topical retinoid gel available without a prescription. Actually, it works to prevent the formation of acne. Use these products with carefulness if you have sensitive skin.
- Use makeup in moderation. During an escape, avoid using bases, dust or blush. If you use makeup, rinse it at the end of the day. If possible, choose oil-free cosmetics without dyes or added chemicals. Choose a makeup labelled “non-comedogenic,” which means it should not cause acne. Read the list of ingredients on the product label before buying.
- Look what you put in your hair. Avoid the use of perfumes, oils, ointments or gels in your hair. If they enter your face, they can block the pores of your skin and irritate your skin. Use a mild shampoo and conditioner. Oily hair can add oil to the face, so wash your hair often, especially if it breaks. Do you have long hair? Keep it away from your face.
- Keep your hands on your face. Avoid touching your face or resting your cheek or chin on your hands. Not only can you spread the bacteria, but you can also irritate the already inflamed facial skin. Never pick up any pimples with your fingers, as this can cause infections and scars.
- Stay away from the sun. Ultraviolet rays from the sun can increase inflammation and redness and cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (dark discolouration). Some medicines for acne can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun, especially between 10 am and 2 pm, and wear protective clothing, such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, and a wide-brimmed hat. Whether you have buttons or not, always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more at least 20 minutes before sun exposure. Look for “non-comedogenic” on the sunscreen label so that new buttons are less likely. Read the ingredients on the product label to know what you are putting on your skin.
- It nourishes your skin. Most experts agree that some foods, like chocolate, do not cause pimples. Still, it makes sense to avoid fatty foods and junk food and add more fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains to your diet. Dairy products and foods high in processed sugar can magnify acne. Avoid these
- Exercise every day. Regular exercise is good for your whole body, even for your skin. When exercising, avoid wearing clothes or using an exercise machine that rubs the skin and can cause irritation. A shower or bathe immediately after exercise.
- Relax! Some studies link the stress and severity of pimples or acne. Ask yourself what made you.
Do not feel stressed to look for solutions, you can make use of this product. If in doubt, consult a dermatologist if you need more treatments to prevent or stop acne.