Nobody wants to have acne. Most of us find acne embarrassing. Acne, zits and breakouts are all things we hope to leave behind once we are all grown up and finished with puberty. Taking care of your skin is the only real way to keep your pores unclogged and to keep acne at bay. You might not want to believe this but there are plenty of adults who still have the same acne problems they had as young teenagers. Here are some tips to help you keep the most zits and breakouts from happening. This article will teach you how to combat acne and breakouts.
Wash Linens Regularly
Make sure your pillowcases, blankets, and sheets are clean. It might surprise you to learn that there are some people who choose not to wash their linens regularly. 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. Dirt and other pore clogging debris can get into your face while you sleep and keeping your linens clean helps to prevent this. Make sure you always wear clean clothes and pajamas. Even though it seems extreme, even pulling yesterday’s t-shirt down over your face could deposit enough debris in your pores to cause a breakout.
Choose Beauty Products Carefully
Keep an eye on how much oil is contained in your beauty products and makeup. Believe it or not sometimes even your facial cleanser has oil in it! Oily pores are the reason you are taking steps to clean your face! Take some time to read the ingredients of every facial product that you think you might purchase. Powder bases are better for your skin because they contain less oil (or none at all) than the liquid based cosmetics on the counter. Choose light cleansers instead of heavy cleansers that start out as solid bars or are almost syrupy in consistency. Use common sense and be careful!
The sun is not your friend so protect your skin against it! Smearing heavy sunscreen on your skin probably seems like a bad idea, especially for people who do not want to clog their pores. Today there are plenty of oil free sunscreens available.
Protecting your skin no longer means spreading heavy layers of cream all over it. Now sunscreen is light and can be sprayed on! More importantly, most lotions and makeup products already contain sunscreen so you don’t have to put multiple layers of product on. Just remember: tanning does not keep pimples away. It just puts you at risk for skin cancer. Keeping your hands to yourself and making sure to keep your face clean are two of the most basic and most reliable ways to cure an acne breakout. Other breakouts will require you to use something a little bit more powerful than a basic cleanser. No matter what your age might be, there is a product on the market that will help you cure your breakouts.