How to Prevent Acne

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Prevent Acne

Acne is a common skin condition which appears in the form of blackheads, whiteheads or pimples. According to dermatologists, if skin produces too much oil, then it is more prone to acne because oil clogs pores. They also suggest that dead skin cells build-up contributes to the development of acne, as does the presence of the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria in the pores and inflammation of the skin. While dermatologists can identify the cause of acne on your skin, you can certainly do a lot to try and prevent them instead of having to deal with them.

Wash your face thoroughly

Good hygiene is essential if you want clear skin. Namely, washing your face thoroughly twice a day is a minimum and it will prevent all the bacteria from lodging into your pores. Removing your makeup before going to bed and thorough skin cleansing and washing are vital if you want to have acne-free skin. Makeup and all the dirt that’s been accumulating on your face during the day prevents your skin from breathing, and once all that gets mixed with the natural oils your skin produces, it creates a recipe for disaster. Therefore, make sure you remove all the makeup before bed, using makeup removers that suit your skin type. Wash your face with skin cleansers, be it micellar water or a cleanser in foam, and apply a serum to keep the skin hydrated during the night.

Don’t touch your face too much

Your hands come in contact with various objects and surfaces during the day, and they’re all covered in germs that can wreak havoc on your skin. Therefore, try to refrain from touching your face too much during the day. Avoid leaning onto your hand when you’re reading something online at your desk, and never touch your face unless you’ve washed your hands well first. This is especially important if you’ve taken the bus home, or touched too many door handles and other objects that too many people have come in contact with.

Microdermabrasion

According to statistics, acne affects 85% of Australians aged 15 to 24 years and can cause permanent scarring. A facial treatment at the beauty clinic is a good solution to treating and preventing acne, and many Aussies opt precisely for that. With microdermabrasion, you can control the excessive oil production, and prevent pore clogging which is one of the main causes of acne. If you’ve already dealt with acne and you need to treat post-acne scars, a microdermabrasion treatment at a beauty clinic will take care of that perfectly as well. Microdermabrasion will also trigger increased levels of collagen and elastin allowing for better absorption of skincare products.

Keep your makeup tools clean

If you’re a makeup lover and you own plenty of makeup brushes, beauty blenders and other makeup tools, you need to take care of them properly and wash them regularly. Allowing blush, bronzer or setting powder residue to build up on the brush and letting the brushes sit on your desk uncovered and accumulate dust is the perfect way to causing major skin problems. Therefore, make sure you wash your brushes at least once a week if you apply makeup every day. If you notice that the build-up has accumulated quickly, wash them even more frequently, by using lukewarm water and mild soap. Don’t forget to always keep the beauty blenders clean because they can also be a source of dirt and grime that you do not want to transfer onto your face.

Wash the pillow cases regularly

Pillows and sheets are filled with dead skin cells, which is why it’s vital that you change and wash them frequently. Change your pillowcases at least once a week to prevent acne from breaking out. This is especially important if your skin is oily, because in that case the pillowcases will need to be changed even more frequently so that you don’t keep coming in contact with oil, dirt, grime, and dead skin left on the fabric. Detergents with fragrances and dryer sheets can trigger acne for some people so it would be best if you avoided them.

Acne is a frequent skin condition that can potentially cause serious self-esteem problems if not treated properly. So, if you have acne-prone skin, try to use some of the above-mentioned tips and prevent acne altogether.