Most people have a lot of acne outbreak at some point usually during their adolescence when they go through puberty, whether it’s due to hormones or stress. Pimples don’t necessarily mean your skin is dirty or unclean — in fact, over-cleansing can irritate your skin even more. However, hormones aren’t uncontrollable, and there are simple changes you can make to eliminate your breakouts. You can have your glowing, healthy, and pimple-free skin back in no time.
- Exercise regularly
Exercising does a number of things to help reduce your acne. It releases endorphin which lower stress levels and therefore reduce oil-production and also makes you sweat which cleans out dead skin cells. Exercise on a daily basis for a minimum of thirty minutes to help reduce your acne not only on your face, but also on your chest, shoulders, and back.
2. Don’t touch your face often
This is incredibly difficult, as people are prone to touching their faces on a regular basis. Be careful about scratching your face, resting your face on your hands, and picking at pimples. And most importantly, never pop your zits or squeeze at pesky blackheads, as it will only introduces more bacteria to your skin and will make your acne worse.
3. Eat healthy and avoid junk food
Foods that are highly processed and contain a lot of oils greatly increase the amount of acne on your body. Getting the proper amount of nutrients from whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and protein help your skin to regenerate faster and limit unnecessary oil production.
4. Shower very often or wash your face frequently
Showering regularly helps to keep oil production low, kill bacteria, and rinse away dead skin cells. Wash your entire body with a mild cleanser and use shampoos that limit oil production in your hair. Be sure to wash your face often too with a good cleanser.
5. Drinks loads of water
The solution to many problems! Although we’ve all heard to drink eight glasses of water a day, there isn’t a set amount on how much water you should consume. Water helps to detoxify your body and purify your skin, so make sure you drink water often throughout the day. Water is the key.
6. Use make-up that’s oil free
If you wear makeup, you may be stuck in a vicious cycle of covering up acne while simultaneously causing it with your cover-up usage. Find acne-fighting oil-free mineral makeup to help prevent worsening your acne while simply trying to hide it. When possible, avoid wearing make-up at all though as it clogs your pores over the course of the day.
- Regularly clean make-up brushes to prevent bacterial growth.