7 Tips to Avoid Acne and Pimples

Acne and Pimples

Who doesn’t love flawless skin? Who doesn’t love charmingly glowing skin? Although having a pretty structured face sometimes we fail to glow just because of acne. 

I know how it feels when you have an auspicious occasion and then a pimple pops out, pulling down our confidence to slay.

 So here I am with tips to follow to avoid unnecessary acne. But let us first understand what acne is and how it is caused. 

What is Acne?

Acne is a common condition that affects the skin. It is the result of the pores in your skin becoming clogged with dirt and oil. Acne can affect anyone, but it is more common in people who have oily skin, have large pores, or produce more sebum. 

Acne or pimple is a kind of skin disease that is common in teenagers and young people. It is a fact that acne can affect our beauty and confidence level. Acne can occur in any part of the body, but mostly it occurs on the cheek, neck, forehead, back, and chest.

How is acne caused? 

Acne is a skin condition that occurs due to a buildup of bacteria that leads to a variety of skin disorders. With the help of this blog, we can figure out what causes acne and how to treat it. Acne can affect anyone and everyone. Acne develops when the pores of the skin become clogged, and the oil build-up gets trapped leading to the formation of acne. 

The blockage can be caused by bacteria and can even lead to pus formation. The acne can be very painful and discomforting and can cause permanent damage to the skin. To prevent acne, we need to understand what causes acne and try to avoid those causes and follow some tips and tricks to prevent acne and its damages. So without wasting a minute let’s move on to the tips!

1. Wash your face twice a day

No matter whether you have acne problems or not it is always necessary to wash your face at least twice a day to keep it clean and away from impurities, dead skin cells, and extra oil that your skin produces. 

Try to use warm water or slightly lukewarm water with mild organic face washes. Don’t use harsh soaps as they can inflame your skin and cause more irritation increasing the chances of acne. Also, it is not recommended to wash more than thrice a day because washing a lot can do more harm than good. It makes your skin dry and refrains it from moisture. 

2. Use oil-free moisturizer

If your skin is acne-prone and you always face acne problems then this is something that you really need to take care of. As we know that acne can be caused due to excess oil production by your skin, and using moisture that also contains only can be double damaging for your skin. 

Also, it is to be kept in mind that if you use acne products then you must moisturize your skin regularly because most of the acne products contain ingredients that dry the skin to minimize the natural oil production by your skin. You must look for a “non-comedogenic” label on the product which means that it will not cause acne. 

3. Avoid using makeup

Makeup is not good for acne-prone skin. Or even if you have a few breakouts then you must avoid wearing makeup including foundation, primer, blush, powders, etc., as these products clog your pores increasing acne chances. 

If you can’t totally avoid makeup, try to use sparingly and choose oil-free cosmetics. You should always play for cosmetics without added dyes and chemicals. Also looking for a “non-comedogenic” label should be your first priority while choosing your makeup. This term means that the product will not cause acne. 

4. Avoid extra oily hair

If you experience regular acne then you must avoid extra oily hair and wash them often. Now you may wonder what is the relation between acne that is caused on the skin and hair on the scalp. Well, both have a pure relation. Putting oil on your head can add to the oil on your face. It may sound rubbish to you but it is the truth. 

Regularly shampoo your hairs and keep your scalp clean from dirt and excess oil production from your hair glands. Wash off your hair whenever you feel it is greasy to avoid acne. 

5. Protection from Sun

The harmful UV rays from the Sun can increase the severity of acne when you have acne-prone skin. It can also increase inflammation and redness causing more irritation that can lead to breakouts. 

Avoid exposure to the Sun between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and try to protect your skin by wearing full-coverage clothes. No matter whether you have acne or breakouts it is a must for everyone to always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Sunscreen helps a lot in preventing acne and protecting your skin against harmful UV rays that can cause severe problems other than acne. 

It is advisable to use good sunscreen at least with SPF 30 or more 20 minutes before sun exposure. Also, try to prefer an oil-free or gel-based light sunscreen that has a label of “non-comedogenic” on it.

6. Don’t use Harsh scrubs

It is recommended to scrub your skin once a week that helps you to get rid of excess dirt and clogged pores, but it should be kept in mind that you should never use harsh scrubs that can do more harm than good. Scrubbing is good if done in a proper way and with the proper product.  

But if you ask someone who always experiences breakouts and has sensitive skin then it is not recommended to scrub your face using any harsh scrubs to open your clogged pores. This can lead to inflammation, redness and can irritate your skin that can be the cause of acne. Also if you already have acne then it can increase the severity of your acne. 

7. Never pick or pop your acne

I know it’s so tempting to pick for pop acne, but picking or popping your acne can only leave a dark scar on your skin that’s too tough to get rid of. Popping a pimple can cause bleeding and clog pores around it. It can also increase inflammation and redness that can lead to more acne. So please don’t be a popper who can just worsen your acne problems. 

8. Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliating can actually help you to prevent acne as they are caused due to clogged pores with oil, dead skin, and bacteria. Exfoliating helps to keep the skin clean and free of excess oil produced by the skin. Beyond just washing your face with water, you can use a good expo l from top brands that contain ingredients like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and lactic acid that helps you to get rid of dead skin cells and open clogged pores. 

9. Clean surfaces

Just keeping your face clean is not enough to prevent acne. Your face comes in contact with hundreds of things throughout the day that may contain dirt and bacteria. You touch a lot of things right from your pillowcase to your cell phone with your skin. Make sure you clean and make all your stuff bacteria-free by disinfecting these regularly. Also, remember not to touch your face with dirty hands as this can also increase the chances of acne.

10. Healthy diet

Your diet can decide how your skin looks! Yes, your skin is indeed a reflection of what you are doing with your diet. A healthy diet can be a reason for glowing skin while an unhealthy diet can be blamed for suffering skin. 

It has been seen that foods with high carbohydrates and sugar are more likely to cause acne in certain people. Also, refined grains and dairy products can even be the cause of acne. Although remember that everyone has different skin types, so eating something may cause acne to you but may not affect other people eating the same. Before eating anything or before completely cutting out food from your diet, remember that everyone’s skin reacts differently. 

The takeaway

Acne can be a severe problem if not taken care of properly. Many people are dealing with this issue and finding ways and treatments to get rid of acne forever. Sometimes it’s not possible to treat acne totally because it can be something related to your genes or hormones. But following these simple tips, you can avoid your chances of acne and show off flawless glowing skin.

Share it with someone who is dealing with acne as it can make their day!

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