It can be really frustrating getting ready for a special event, or an interview, or even simply going out with friends when your face looks like you have been attacked by mosquitos. Sure make up can usually work wonders; however pasting make up over them only hinders their recovery time. Besides, pimples can be painful as well as an eyesore!
Unfortunately for some people. acne is just part of life. However there are some simple ways in which you can not only reduce acne outbreaks, but also actually prevent pimples from occurring.
How clean is clean? The skin on your face can be very temperamental. It is important to keep it clean, but not to over wash it either! Using a gentle cleanser in the morning and evenings to remove grime, dead skin, excess oil as well as makeup is important so that the pores of your skin can breathe. Any more than twice a day will interrupt the natural pH balance and can actually work against you by causing pimples to form.
Don’t touch! Your hands might seem clean, but they contain oil, bacteria and dirt that will irritate your skin and work to cause pimples. So try to avoid touching your face or propping your face up with your hands. Avoid popping your pimples with your fingers because that can lead to scarring!
Slip Slop Slap Your face is the one part of your body that doesn’t usually get covered in clothing, no matter what time of the year it is. Sunlight contains harsh UV rays that work to irritate and inflame the skin, so try to wear sunscreen (skin cancer council is great, because it also contains less chemicals), wear glasses and wear a hat to help keep you skin protected.
Choose your items wisely! The skin on your face, like the skin all over your body, is porous, which means that anything you put on it will be absorbed into your body. However your face is more sensitive than other areas of your body and needs to be treated with care. Opt for cleansers, moisturisers and make up that are free from harsh chemicals such as SLS, sulphate, parabens, triethanolamine, EDTA, SLES and harsh detergents.
- Ask your doctor. Severe acne can be really uncomfortable and impact on your confidence, so if you feel that you are experiencing unusually bad cases of acne, then talk to your doctor about what treatments you might be able to undergo to help ease the problem.