Breakouts are a nightmare for everyone alike. From hormones to stress or even your diet can cause breakouts. It can be very frustrating to not be able to control it fully but there are a few dos and don’ts when it comes to preventing them by changing a few habits and purchasing the right anti acne products for your skin. Here are some of the strict no-nos to prevent acne breakouts.
#1 Trying every new acne prevention trend!
All said and done, patience is the key and time is the true healer! No matter which acne treatment you try, give it time to work. It takes a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks to see any improvement. And it can take up to 3 to 4 months for your skin to completely heal.
#2 Concentrating only on your blemishes
Sure, you are treating what is visible to the naked eyes but this approach will not help you prevent new break-outs! Instead, apply a layer of acne medication evenly all over your acne-prone skin. For example, if you tend to break out on your chin and forehead, make sure you apply a thin layer of the treatment on your entire face to avoid breakouts on other areas of your face.
#3 Ignoring the product labels
Whether it is the attractive packaging or the brilliant marketing, we can get tempted to pick makeup or skincare products off the shelf without paying attention to the list of ingredients. Many of these products, however brilliant they may be, can cause breakouts if you are an acne-prone beauty. So, make sure you read the labels before you purchase any anti acne products. Look for ‘non-comedogenic’ or ‘anti-acne’ as mentioned on the product.
#4 Sharing is caring, except when it’s not!
Acne is not contagious, but sharing makeup can be disastrous especially if you have sensitive skin. The acne-causing bacteria, dead skin cells sebum from other people’s skin can end up in your makeup if you share makeup brushes or other applicators. It’s a great practice to not share makeup and regularly clean your applicators and makeup brushes to avoid breakouts.
#5 Skipping bedtime routine
This is a cardinal skincare sin. We understand that sometimes you are too tired to go through with the entire routine, on those nights make sure you at least remove the makeup before you hit the bed. Just make sure to use a non-comedogenic hydrating cleanser.
Simple and essential dos to prevent a breakout!
- It’s important to remove dirt and sweat to maintain healthy skin. But don’t overdo it. Excess washing can strip our skin of its natural sebum. Use lukewarm water to rinse your face at least twice a day.
- Yes, even if you have acne, moisturizing your skin regularly is important. It keeps the skin hydrated preventing breakouts due to excess sebum production to counterbalance dry skin.
- Stay calm and give your skin the time to heal.Picking and popping your pimples or acne is just going to prolong the process. And you are at risk of getting permanent scars.
- You would be surprised how often we touch our faces. Studies have shown it can range from 16 to 23 times an hour! Touching your face can cause flare-ups so please keep your hands off your face.
Be gentle, the more love you show the better it glows!