Tips to Avoid Acne

According to research from Brown University, approximately 17 million in the U.S. have acne. With a number that high, it may seem impossible that anyone is able to avoid acne. Hey, I guess they say it happens to the best of us, right? We’ve put together some helpful tips that may help you avoid being another statistic. View image | gettyimages.com Cleanse. It doesn’t matter if you have acne or not- everyone needs to wash their face. Your face may not even seem dirty, but over the course of the day oil, dirt, and bacteria build up. Start every morning with a fresh face and don’t go to bed before taking everything off. Use a mild cleanser, warm water, and a fresh clean towel- using an old towel will spread bacteria. Overwashing may be harmful, so try to keep your routine to twice a day, or after activities like going to gym or cooking in a hot kitchen. Moisturize. “Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!” Some people think moisturized skin will lead to acne- but that is not the case. Keeping your skin well moisturized maintains oil balance and prevents breakouts. Look for an oil free or “noncomedogenic” (which means, unlikely to cause acne) moisturizer. Prevent. Only you can prevent breakouts! Look for products that contain benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or lactic acid, which curb bacteria and dry excessive oil from skin. Start with a small amount at first. Use these products with caution if you have sensitive skin. Makeup. Cake is for eating- it is not a makeup technique. Avoid caking the makeup over a breakout- this may worsen...

Banish Acne! 10 Tips for Clearer Skin

If you have been struggling with acne for some time now, this post is for you. It’s time to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH to acne and hello to clearer, healthier skin. Okay… this may be easier said than done. While results take time, it is important to start somewhere. There are a number of tips and tricks that can help you to achieve the complexion you have always wanted. Let’s take a look at 10 tips that can help you banish acne. #1: Keep your hands, fingers, and palms off your face! This is a bad habit that is hard to break, but trust us… it is an important one to conquer. Bacteria, germs, and dirt can make your skin problem much worse. #2: Clean your cell phone at least once a week. All that chatting is fine, but having your face pressed against the phone is not good for your skin – especially your cheek and chin. #3: Change your pillowcase at LEAST once per week. It is a bacteria breeding ground and if you don’t clean it, guess what you are lying face first in? #4: Always wash your face at night. In fact, you may want to establish a nightly skin care routine. #5: Dry your face with a soft t-shirt versus a towel. Truth be told, some towels may be too harsh on skin and could cause cuts. Bacteria can enter the body through these cuts. #6: Got “bacne”? It may be your shampoo or conditioner that is causing it. Always make sure to rinse your hair completely. Once done, wash your back to ensure that no residue is left to clog pores. #7: Try eliminating both sugar...

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