If you want to learn how to prevent acne, then you should continue reading on. Even though acne isn’t something you can control, it’s up to your genes, and of course it has a lot to do with puberty and part of growing up.
Sometimes acne appears for other reasons such as; overproduction of oil (sebum) and buildup of bacteria (from not washing thoroughly).
Knowing how to prevent acne not only will allow you to be acne free, but your skin will glow with health and not shiny and oily.
Acne usually occurs from hair follicles being plugged by oil (known as sebum to lubricate your hair and skin) and dead skin cells.
Bacteria usually thrives at environments that there is an excess amount of sebum and dead skin cells. When these two build up in hair follicles it will form a soft plug for the bacteria to grow.
Whiteheads and blackheads will usually form at this spot, with an infected raised red surface and the bacteria (white), in the middle.
All this can be prevented so you do not have to suffer with acne on your face, back or chest.
How To Prevent Acne
You should only use acne products that your caregiver prescribes you or recommends you on, most of the products out there will make your acne worse leaving scars behind so please talk to a specialist first.
In the mean time, you could take a few precautions and make a few small changes in your life so you can prevent acne.
How To Prevent Acne:
- Keep Your Hands and Face Clean
- Try Not To Touch Your Face Throughout The Day
- Don’t Spray Hair Gel On Your Hair (if you do, make sure your hair isn’t in contact with your face)
- Go Light On The Makeup
- Exercise (helps lower stress levels that can cause acne, but your body will also detox your skin cells)
- Stay Away From Greasy Food
- Don’t Stress, Stress Causes Acne Breakouts
- Stay Away From Hormone Medication
- Wash Your Face With An Acne Shop, and Rinse Well Twice a Day
- Eat Fruits and Vegetables (most help fight prevent acne and are healthy for you)
Keep Your Hands And Face Clean
Keeping your hands clean at all times will eliminate any germs from being spreaded at areas like your face, that can cause acne.
Acne is usually formed from bacteria, so why feed it even more when you have an itch to scratch you face? Keep them clean!
Don’t Touch Your Face
Touching your face will only leave filthy bacteria behind, so if it’s necessary then you must wash you hands before doing so.
It’s really easy for bacteria to spread, so keeping your hands off your face will eliminate acne and breakouts.
No Hair Sprays or Gel
Most of the hair sprays and gel forms used today will only make your acne worse by leaving your skin oily, especially by the forehead area.
If hair gel is a must, then protect your face and skin with a towel before applying and wait until it dries off.
Go Light On The Makeup
If you have acne you shouldn’t be applying makeup to your face. Makeup will clog your pores even more, forming a pimple behind with bacteria that could spread in even more places.
So if you have a pimple, don’t try to cover it with makeup.. it will only make things worse after.
Exercising not only keeps your body healthy and looking good, but it can also lower your stress levels up to 68 percent! Excellent stress reliever, and if you have access to a steam or dry sauna take advantage of the benefits. Stress is the second biggest cause of acne.
Stay Away From Greasy Food
Greasy food isn’t healthy for you, ever heard the saying “You are what you eat”?
It will cause your skin to clog up with even more oil from overproduction.
Stressing can cause a lot of problems on your health. Stress can cause your body to gain weight, lose weight and even make it not function correctly.
Stress can also cause acne and a lot of breakouts. Most will breakout during school semesters that tests are due, this is because of the stress levels rising.
Stay Away From Hormone Medications
If you’re keeping your hands and face clean and following all the rules on how to prevent acne and still have acne appearing, it’s most likely due to your hormone changes.
Usually when you start going through puberty, a lot of changes are happening inside your body’s system and due to your hormones acne can occur.
You don’t really have much control over this, just give it some time and it will all go back to normal.
Acne Soap Products
Wash your face with acne soap products thoroughly. Research the product before buying it and see how it has worked for others because most products will only make your acne worse.
It’s important to always rinse your face extremely well after using this products, not doing will cause new breakouts.
Eat Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are healthy for your body. Vitamin C can help restore and build the collage in your skin. It will strengthen and rejuvenate your skin, leaving it feeling and looking healthy.
Most of the fruits and vegetables carry potent antioxidants that can kill breakouts and help it prevent acne.
Following the steps above on how to prevent acne, will help eliminate breakouts and new acne from forming at your face, back and chest.