You have, no doubt, heard “go wash your face!” at least once a day for most of your life. If you are like most of your friends, you don’t really care about washing your face every day–in fact, doing so feels like a chore! Most of us spent our teenage years stressing out over breakouts and acne and, even so, as adults we still grumble about washing our faces, especially in the evening. Here’s the skinny: to keep your skin clear and your pores unclogged, you need to keep your face clean. Do you really want to be a grown person sporting a face full of acne? Read on to learn a few tricks to help you keep your face clean and keep the acne away!
Throughout the day your scalp produces oil which gets into your hair and then gets transferred to your face if you don’t take steps to keep this from happening. If you have long hair that gets in your face or bangs that rest against your forehead for most of the day you could transfer that oil to your pores, which will then get clogged and produce pimples and acne. Yes having long hair and bangs is fun, but preventing breakouts means keeping that long hair and those bangs off of your face. There are plenty of options for style and keeping your hair off of your face. Your face will thank you!
If your acne is very bad, you will want to choose facial cleansers that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. A cleanser that contains these ingredients is stronger than its competition and was created specifically to combat severe acne problems. These cleansers are strong enough to damage faces who are not set up to accommodate them so, if your acne is not severe, you should choose something more gentle. People who suffer from really bad breakouts on a regular basis will find products with these ingredients extremely helpful-they could be just the ticket to cleaner and clearer skin!
Learn to relax once in a while! Stress is one of the major causes of most adult acne breakouts. Try to relax and give yourself some time to decompress each day. It is a good idea to learn how to calm yourself down when you feel your stress levels get out of control. A change in lifestyle might be worth exploring if your daily life is filled to the brim with extremely stressful situations. Finding time to calm down and decompress is not just good for your mind, it is good for your skin!
There is no rule that says acne combat needs to be expensive or extremely complicated. Keeping your face clean is the best way to fight against breakouts and acne. Go easy on your face so that you don’t damage the sensitive skin there! You can give your face a great cleansing without damaging your skin!