Acne Dos and Don’ts
The key to preventing and deal with acne is proper skin care. Here are some acne tips and tricks that everyone can follow:
Keep your hair, hands, and face clean
since acne is a skin condition that stems from excess oil and dirt, keeping your hands clean as much as possible will greatly reduce the chances of getting acne or worsening an existing breakout. Washing your face, hair, and hands regularly also removes excess oil and any possible bacteria that affect your skin. Avoid products like hand lotions, hair gel, and oil-based cosmetics because they can block the pores and cause breakouts. Instead, use water-based facial products that are specifically for people with acne.
Keep it neat
Because dirty or oily hair is a common cause of acne, keeping your locks neat is a must. People with long hair or bangs should tie their hair and keep it away from their face. Cutting it short is another good option, especially for people with naturally oily hair. Likewise, men may want to shave off any facial hair to prevent acne, as long facial hair can trap dirt.
If you worked up a sweat after working out or on a particularly hot day, you may want to wipe it off or shower if you can. This is because sweat can become very sticky and trap dirt, oil, and even bacteria. These three are the main causes of acne.
Likewise, it’s best to avoid tight-fitting clothes that can trap sweat. This includes headbands, as these are constantly in contact with your face and forehead. Similarly, wristbands are also not great for preventing acne because you’ll likely use them to wipe the sweat off of your face.