Dealing with acne problems is just part of being a teenager. In spite of how embarrassing having a face full of zits can be, there is some comfort in knowing that everyone else in school is dealing with acne as well. Adults are not supposed to face the same severe acne that teenagers deal with. It is partly because of this belief that so many adults are thrown for a loop when the random zit or pimple makes an appearance on their faces. Even though our breakouts are not as severe, waking up to one can make us feel like immature kids who have to go to school looking weird. What makes adult breakouts worse is how painful they can be. Here are some things you can do to fight acne (no matter how old you are).
Do you get enough of your daily vitamins and minerals? For some people, acne is a symptom of malnutrition. Acne is sometimes a sign that you are not getting the right vitamins and minerals that you need. Correcting this type of acne could be as easy as taking a multi-vitamin each day. Fixing your acne might not be as easy as taking your vitamins, but doing so could help you regain your health. The acne comes from the excess sebum that your body produces to counteract the malnutrition: it gets into your pores, clogs them and viola! Acne breakout! So make sure that you are eating the right foods and getting enough vitamins and nutrients.
Try Not to Touch Your Face
How often are you aware of the time your hands spend touching your face? Letting your face rest in your hands is just one way to clog your pores. Take a minute to think about this. Every time you touch something and then touch your face you are transporting some of that item into your facial pores. Touching your face is a great way to clog your pores with the oil and other things your hands have touched during the day. Your face is a prime entry location for germs which is why touching your face is one of the ways that the flu is transmitted from others to you: you touch something that has been touched by a sick person and then touch your face: viola! you have the flu! Keep your hands away from your face!
Washing your hands often during the day is a good idea if you are not able to stop yourself from touching your face. Washing your hands often can help combat acne.
Clean Face Regularly, Gently
Wash your face at least twice a day. Your skin is still vulnerable at night when you are asleep. This is why you need to develop a morning and an evening skincare routine. While you don’t have to put as much effort into your morning skin care routine as you do in the evening, you should do at least a quick washing and moisturizing. You’ll send that acne packing!
Getting rid of your acne does not have to be complicated or cost a lot of money. Having a clean face is the easiest way to prevent breakouts. Remember, though, that your face is sensitive so be gentle with it! It is absolutely possible to prevent damage while still giving your face a good and thorough cleaning!