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30 Simple Ways To Prevent Acne (You are on your way to better skin)

30 Simple Ways To Prevent Acne (You are on your way to better skin)

Posted on October 9, 2018

By Adetoun Adeyemo

These are all good basic skin regimens that may help with the acne battle: Cleanse gently twice daily. Apply a gel or cream containing 5% benzoyl peroxide; an alternative is sulfur or resorcinol. At night, apply a spot cream containing sulfur to the affected areas. Use a light skin moisturizer and water-based makeup.

Here are 30 simple ways to prevent and get rid of acne.

• Learn what type of skin you have so you know how to treat it.

• Find out if you are allergic to anything.

• Wash your face day and night.

• Wash your face after sweating.

• Avoid towels on your face.

• Don’t over-wash your face. This has adverse effects.

• Exfoliate once or twice a week to get in a deeper cleanse.

• Add a toner in your skincare routine.

• Use SPF every day even indoors.

• Stay hydrated. Drink plenty water. Dehydration causes breakouts.

• Eat healthy. Eat fruit and vegetables to get in your nutrients.

• Exercise regularly, your skin and body will thank you for it.

• Reduce your alcohol and dairy intake.

• Quit smoking. It makes your skin dull and gives you wrinkles.

• Cut back on carbohydrates and sugar. They can manifest in the form of acne.

• Cut back on oily food

• Find ways to de-stress. When you are stressed, your skin shows it.

• Make sure you get enough sleep. 6-8 hours.

• Don’t sleep in your makeup. Always wash it off.

• Try going without makeup for a day or two to let your skin breathe.

• Keep hair off your face. You don’t want hair products getting into your skin.

• Avoid fragrance in your skin care products

• Stop touching your face all

• Use products in a tube rather than in a jar. Putting your fingers into things can cause bacteria to build up.

• Try not to pick your face when you have acne.

• Treat your acne immediately. Don’t wait days or weeks to do something about it.

• Wash your make up brushes often.

• Use anti bacterial wipes to clean your phone screen. Your phone contains bacteria which can cause breakouts.

• Wash your hats and caps so that accumulated sweat and bacteria doesn’t get to your face.

• Wash and change your pillow case often.

• Treat yourself to a spa day once in a while.

Relaxing Spa Day

• Use retinoids at night to help prevent acne and fade spots.

• If you have tried all of the above and you have not gotten and results, book an appointment with the dermatologist.

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Checkout how to fade those annoying acne scars…

Checkout how to fade those annoying acne scars…

It’s not as hard as you think.

By Adetoun Adeyemo October 21, 2018

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Dealing with spots can be bad enough, so the annoying aftermath can feel like metaphorically rubbing salt in your wounds, but unless your skin is damaged to the deep layers of the dermis, these reddy-pink or brown marks will eventually disappear.

While patience is key, there are some ways to speed up the fading of discolouration that remains after a spot. Try these tips for a brighter-faced future:

Always wear sunscreen

Try to avoid prolonged sun exposure as it will make the skin’s healing process slower, and wear a broad spectrum SPF daily to prevent the marks from appearing more obvious. UV exposure stimulates pigment production, causing spot scars to darken, so sun protection really is key to fading discolouration.

Exfoliate with AHA and BHA

What-HA? AHA stands for alpha hydroxy acid such as glycolic and lactic acids (think anti-ageing), while BHA, or beta hydroxy acid, refers to salicylic acid (think anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory) and both AHA and BHA are exfoliants that will promote a more-even skin tone. A combo of the two will help to encourage the rejuvenation of the skin, without you having to scrub your skin red-raw and cause more damage. We recommend using the Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser (£34, murad.co.uk) daily which helps improve cell-turnover.

Pick vitamin C-loaded products

Another non-scary acid that works wonders on complexion clarity is ascorbic acid, or vitamin C. This free radical-fighter aids inflammation and fades pigment patches. Two skin-brightening serums powered with vitamin C that are equally recommended include the Ren radiance Perfecting Serum (£35, liberty.co.uk) and the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster (£23.50, feelunique.com).

Repair your complexion

Rosehip oil can work wonders when it comes to calming, soothing and repairing damaged skin, so much so, it’s been used to increase healing time following the treatment of burns. Try MV Organics Rose Plus Booster (£72, Cultbeauty.co.uk) it’s full of high quality essential oils (including rosehip and jojoba), just add a couple of drops into your moisturiser to help fade stubborn spots.

Get professional resurfacing facials

Talk to a dermatologist about treatments such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and microdermabrasion, which can be highly effective in reducing scars and wrinkles more than at-home exfoliation can. For an easy way in, try the Elemis BIOTEC Skin Resurfacer Facial, available at The House of Elemis and Elemis Spas nationwide.

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