You wash your face regularly, you exercise daily and you even eat healthily but you still have acne. You’re jealous of your friend whose face is clear of blemishes even though their diet consists of only fast food.
What’s going on? Well, you might have acne-prone skin.
Everyone has the same acne-causing triggers such as oily skin and hormones. However, some people are more susceptible to getting breakouts and blemishes due to excess oil production, larger pores, clogged hair follicles, bacteria, and changing hormones.
While you can’t change your skin type, you can form habits that can help you manage your skin. Making these changes might be your answer to clearer skin:
1. Be gentle with your skin – You don’t need fancy skincare tools. Just use your fingertips to apply skincare products as to avoid irritating your skin. And always pat your skin instead of rubbing it dry.
2. Wash twice a day – Acne-prone skin is usually oily and shiny. Oily skin is a breeding ground for pimples and breakouts. So, wash your face properly especially when you have to wear a face mask all-day.
3. Shampoo regularly – Keep your hair clean to prevent breakouts on the forehead and face.
4. Avoid empty carbs and sweets– Change up your diet by cutting the consumption of refined carbohydrates such as bread, white rice and sugar-sweetened beverages to avoid flare-ups.
5. Manage your stress – Get enough sleep and practice relaxation techniques because stress can worsen acne.
6. Don’t touch your face! – Don’t touch your pimples and don’t pop or squeeze them. Touching your face unnecessarily will aggravate your skin and may increase your risk for acne.
7. Use products that are suitable for acne-prone skin – Try out the WELL NATURE’s Moisture Seed Capsule Cream which is light in texture! Formulated with the Dust Mirror Base patented technology, your skin will be protected from the free radicals in the air, resulting in decreased breakouts.
8. When is it time to consult a dermatologist? If the products haven’t been effective, consider approaching your skin differently such as using prescription-strength acne treatment.
Remember that while your acne can be largely influenced by environmental or even lifestyle factors, genetics may also come into play. Just ensure you use the right products and form good habits to keep your breakouts at bay!