We live in a world where everyone’s on display at all times. Research suggests that it takes a couple of milliseconds to make a first impression on someone; that means that the moment people see you, they instantly make an opinion about you. In a time where everything depends on looks, it’s of utmost importance to keep your skin in check.
Little monsters called acne are always looking for chances to appear on your skin. One rookie mistake and you might end up with a massive acne scar on your face which will eventually leave a massive scar on your impression. Pimples occur when your skin’s oil glands are overactive and pores become inflamed. They can occur anywhere on the body and at any age. Even though there is no sure-shot way to prevent acne, there are certain measures you can take to ensure that your skin is always safe and beautiful.
Know your skin: Various skin types need various measures. It is very important to know your skin type because that will keep you from taking measures that will react adversely with your skin.
Wash your face: Pollutants and allergens are always lingering in the air. Even though there is no specified rule on how many times to wash your face, it is ideal to wash your face after exposure to sweat, sunlight, etc and before sleeping.
Note: Overwashing can lead to irritation and acne breakout.
Moisturize your skin: Moisturizing is a vital part of skin care as it helps loosen up the sebum that is built up in the pores. It also helps regulate the excess oil in the skin. However, it is ideal to choose a moisturizer depending on your skin type.
Don’t pop pimples: It’s no news that popping pimples is not the right thing to do. No matter how bad the pimple is, if you pop it, it will only get worse and then your mistake will be forever engraved on your skin in the form of a scar.
Stay hydrated: When the skin is well hydrated, it looks more clear and vibrant. In addition to that, water keeps the skin healthy and makes it less prone to pimples and other forms of skin problems.
Exercise: Stress can lead to acne breakout. That being said, research has proved that exercise helps reduce stress by releasing feel-good chemicals in the body. Therefore, exercising is beneficial for both your body and your skin. Win-Win!
Stick to minimum makeup: Beauty products consist of various chemicals that can react with the oils in the skin and cause acne. However, if you have to apply makeup, ensure that you clean it properly once the purpose is served and wash your face properly.
Avoid junk food: Fried items and fast food do not work well with the stomach and it is evidently visible on your skin. If you notice that certain food items are leading to acne, it is best to avoid them.
Avoid tobacco and acne: Studies from all over the world have shown that toxins like tobacco and alcohol lead to acne. If good skin is your priority, it is recommended that you get rid of these bad habits.
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