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.
No picking, popping, rubbing, or scratching
Inflammation and acne often go hand in hand. Because of this, it’s best to avoid agitating your skin or treating it roughly. This includes rubbing intensely with a towel, scratching your skin, and picking or popping blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples. These can further inflame the sebaceous glands, worsen the blockage, and make it harder to remove pimples. Additionally, popping pimples can lead to acne scars.
keeping yourself clean isn’t always enough; you have to make sure that you change your clothes, towels, bedsheets, and pillowcases regularly. This is because clothes, bedsheets, blankets, and pillowcases are in constant contact with your body. That means that any dirt, dead skin, loose hair, or bacteria that are stuck on those fabrics can transfer to your skin and cause a breakout.