Thanks to medical studies and research, we know know that acne is not caused by pizza, or chocolate, or the other things that have been blamed for acne in the past. It is a medical condition, and this article can help you understand your skin better and show you ways to treat acne.
Acne can be caused by dirt and germs transferred to your face via your hands. Hands are breeding grounds for various types of germs and then when you touch your face, these very germs get into your pores and cause acne pimples. Avoid touching your face to prevent this, or if you must touch your face, wash your hands thoroughly first.
Keep yourself hydrated to help with acne breakouts. Try to drink at least eight glasses of water a day to maintain clear skin. Water flushes out the toxins in your body, which also includes your skin. Not only will your skin be free from acne-causing toxins, but it will be able to retain the correct amount of moisture, to give it a healthier glow.
If you notice acne forming around your lips and at the corners of your mouth, stop using your tooth whitening products. Some of these products have been shown to cause clogged pores and other skin issues. However, if the acne doesn’t clear up after you stop, your toothpaste probably isn’t the issue.
You can help keep acne away by washing your pillow case, at least every other day. Since your face lays on your pillow every night, oils and dirt from skin, get absorbed by your pillow case. This oil and dirt then becomes redistributed on your skin, causing more breakouts.
Resist the urge to pick at your acne. It should probably go without saying, but don’t scratch. Scratching will increase puffiness, redness, and irritation. It can even lead to scarring. Never attempt to pop a pimple. If anything, having your hands on your face will just add unnecessary oil and work to further clog your pores.
One of the greatest ways to clear up acne is to take a ten minute walk outdoors every day. The sunshine and fresh air have an extremely positive effect on your skin. Make sure that you don’t stay out too long, though, as burning your skin has a negative effect and your acne could become worse in the future.
If you wear make-up you should make sure you remove it all before you go to sleep. If you don’t, you’ll find yourself experiencing a lot of breakouts. But if you remove the make-up and let the skin on your face breathe, you’ll have less since the make-up won’t be trapping the oils all day and night.
As was revealed in the introduction, acne is a medical problem and not a dietary one. By studying the causes and the treatment options in this article, you can help to manage your acne and to help your skin to heal. This also has the bonus effect of leading to more self confidence, and that is something everyone can use more of.