Acne often occurs due to changes you’ve made to your daily routine. Maybe you’ve started using a different laundry detergent, shampoo, face cream or soap. These are often the biggest culprits of an acne breakout. If you want to keep your skin clear and radiant, avoid breakouts by following these 5 simple tips:
Moisturize: If you’ve turned to acne products to control your outbreaks, the importance of moisturizing becomes a key component in keeping your breakouts at bay. Most acne products contain ingredients that dry out the skin, thus, moisturizing immediately after is critical. Make sure you hydrate your skin with water before applying the moisturizer.
Check your shampoo and body cream: Have you noticed that you’ve been breaking out a lot more than usual lately? You might want to check your shampoo and body cream. Shampoos and conditioners or body creams with a lot fragrance and chemicals can irritate skin and cause breakouts on your forehead, jaw, neck and back. Consider using non-fragrance products (or all-natural products) and always make sure you rinse the shampoo out of your hair completely before washing your face in the shower.
Check your laundry detergent: Much like shampoos, laundry detergents can be a huge culprit when it comes to acne. If you’re experiencing more breakouts than normal it could very well have to do with the ingredients in your detergent. Many soaps contain harsh chemicals and fragrances that can irritate skin (especially when you use towels to dry your face). Try switching to a non-fragrance detergent or one with more natural ingredients and see if you’re breakouts start to fade.
Stay away from the sun: A little bit of sun has been known to reduce breakouts but too much can cause damage to your skin and prompt a breakout. If you’re planning a weekend at the beach, be sure to load up on sunscreen and moisturizer – these will help keep your skin hydrated and protected from the sun which will equal less breakouts this coming summer.
Exercise: Exercising daily will not only help you look and feel better but it will also help reduce the frequency of your breakouts. Working out increases the blood flow through the body which will keep your skin looking healthy and radiant. Plus, when you workout, you drink more water and drinking more water will definitely help prevent acne breakouts.
These five efficient steps will keep you acne free for a very long time, try them today!