Acne not only ruins the look and your skin, it also makes you feel awkward and lowers your self-confidence. It is imperative for you to feel good about yourself in order to present a self-assured image to the world at large. Acne is common during puberty when hormones go into overdrive, causing the skin to overproduce sebum. Because many oil-producing glands are on the forehead, nose, and chin, this area is where a person is most prone to pimples. But there is nothing to worry. There are ways to prevent and treat common skin problems — read on for some tips.

Keep your skin clean: One should always keep his/her skin clean and clear as pimples and acne occur when the pores in your skin get clogged up with oil and dirt. Bacteria infects that pore, leading to acne.

Wash your face twice a day: Wash your face twice a day (not more than that) with warm water and a mild soap made for people with acne. Gently massage your face with circular motions. Do not scrub or rub hard on your soft skin.

Avoid touching your face with hands: Always try to avoid touching the face with your hands. Your hands pick up germs as you touch surfaces like the phone, the computer keyboards, your bag, the table and basically everything around you. Also try to keep you hair off your face. This is because hair consists of oils that tend to increase the problem of acne.

Never pop your pimples: Pimples contain nasty bacteria. Popping pimples can push infected material further into the skin, leading to more swelling and redness, and even scarring.

Drink lots of water: The best remedy to get a clear skin is to drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. Water keeps your body hydrated, maintains the blood pressure and eradicates the toxins that create acne and pimples. When your body is clean from inside, it reflects on your skin too. Dehydration leads to wrinkled, dry and dull skin. Water also aids in making the skin more elastic, triggering cellular growth and repair. Cut sweet, sugary drinks like sodas, juices, and smoothies out of your diet. Milk, too, has recently been implicated as an acne-producing agent so drink less milk.

 


Avoid using makeup: Makeup comprises of chemicals that may harm your skin, increasing the problem of acne and pimples. Otherwise, remove your makeup before you go to sleep. When buying makeup, make sure you choose brands that say "noncomedogenic" or "nonacnegenic" on the label.

Protect your skin from the sun: You can cover your face with a clean scarf. A tan may worsen your acne.

Eat a balanced diet: Diet plays a very important role in giving acne-free skin. Try to eat more fruits and vegetables, more healthy fats, and experiment with probiotics. Vitamin A is crucial in maintaining and refurbishing the tissues which the skin and mucous membranes are made of.

 


Sleep well: Give your body the sleep it needs. Stress is also a big cause for acne outbreaks. So, try to relax as much as possible and do whatever works for you to ease the stress.

 

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