Acne is one of the most frustrating and stubborn skin problems. It plagues people of all ages and affects both male and female alike. Below are a few tips that can put a permanent end to your struggle with pimples.
1, Prevention Is Key
Since pimples are caused by oil and bacteria that you need to keep from brewing into a blemish, prevention is key. On a daily basis, use an oil and alcohol free face wash to rid yourself of excess oil that can clog your pores and encourage the breeding of pimple causing bacteria. Also make sure you clean off all make-up before you go to bed. It is essential for your face to be clean when you go to bed so that your facial pores can breathe clean air and be rejuvenated.
2, Keep Your Hands Off Your Face
If you want the skin on your face to look lovely, stop touching it. Most of us aren’t aware of how often we touch our faces. We relieve itches, wipe our lips and scratch our ears. Hands are the body’s primary tool to interact directly with the world around us and the world is very dirty. Sweat and oil (not to mention bacteria and viruses) spread from person to person through use of frequently touched surfaces like door knobs and table tops. This dirt is constantly deposited on your face when you touch it and this can lead to a breakout. It is also not advisable to pinch your pimples or pick at them. This just makes the situation worse.
3, Get Some Exercise
A great way to improve your skin’s appearance — not to mention your physical, mental and emotional health — is to get some regular exercise. 30 minutes of exercise three to four times a week is preferable, but any amount is better than none. Exercise causes your body to release helpful chemicals called endorphins for the well-being of your mind, body and the skin on your face as well.
4, Use Benzoyl Peroxide
Many people who have had trouble with pimples have gotten good results from using benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide kills the bacteria that causes the inflammation which results in a pimple .It may take about three weeks for results to occur, so be patient.
5, Change Your Pillowcase Regularly
Depending on the severity of your pimple breakouts, you need to change your pillowcases very often. This is because oil and bacteria from your face accumulate on the pillowcase. If you wash your face but place it on a dirty pillowcase, the purpose will be defeated and you will be back to square one.