Banish Acne With 3 Small Changes
Nothing can ruin your morning like waking up and discovering a brand new pimple on your face. It’s especially frustrating with age, I mean we’re not full of raging teenage hormones anymore, so what gives? Why do breakouts still happen?! If you’re plagued with pimples, blemishes, and more, don’t worry you can put an end to frustration with a few simple changes.
How To Prevent Acne
Adjust What You Eat
We aren’t suggesting that you totally alter your diet but it might be time to consider making a few healthier choices. Sugar in desserts like cookies or refined carbs like white bread can wreak havoc on your skin. They cause your blood sugar to increase and more insulin is created, then, as a result, your skin produces more oil which clogs your pores, leading to acne.
Also, greasy food is not a great option for your skin either. Now we understand the irresistible urge to chow down on some pizza or fries, but these foods coat your fingers in grease, then once you touch your skin the oil is transferred, resulting in a pore-clogging breakout.
Instead of indulging in junk food consider healthier options full of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants that are good for your skin. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and foods rich in healthy fats like fish, avocados, and nuts are all great options.
Another great thing to do is put down the soda for options like water and green tea. Water hydrates your skin and flushes out toxins and green tea is full of beneficial antioxidants.
Take Time To Relax
Nothing makes skin freak out like chronic stress, but most of us are stuck in go mode these days. It’s hard to catch a breath between long days at work and busy commutes, but adding some time for relaxation can really transform your skin.
Try joining a yoga class to find your inner chi or take a walk around the block. Exercising is actually a great way to relax because it releases tension from your muscles and gets your blood flowing. Then more blood and oxygen are carried to your face to create lively, energetic skin. Also, sweat cleans your pores as it passes through them!
Other ways to relax include reading a book or magazine with a glass of wine, soaking in a warm bath, or going to your favorite salon for a mani and pedi.
Up Your Skin Care Regimen
Acne is caused when pores are blocked with dead skin, excess oil, makeup, and more. You need to wash your face to remove these items. It’s very important to wash your face twice a day. Morning and night. It only takes a minute to add washing your face to your morning or getting ready for bed routine.
If you don’t wash your face at night at least remove your makeup. It only takes a few seconds to grab a wipe and rub your face down. Just remember that face wash and makeup remover can dry your face out, and dry skin blocks your pores, so moisturize right after you clean your face every time.
Also, clean the items that regularly come into contact with your face. Your hands, for example, carry grease and bacteria, so wash them often and try touching your faceless. Your phone screen is another item that can transfer unwanted items to your face, so keep it clean. Your pillowcase collects grease and bacteria all night long while you sleep, so remember to wash and change your sheets often. Also, don't forget to clean your makeup brushes!
Enjoy Being Acne Free
You don’t have to suffer from acne forever or pay for an expensive treatment to have clear skin. Making a few simple changes to your daily routine with healthier options, a little time to relax, and taking a minute or two to wash your face can yield major results!
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