How To Prevent Acne

  • Posted on September 23, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Acne is caused by pores becoming clogged and the sebum naturally manufactured by our bodies gets trapped, builds up, and gets infected if left for too long or is tampered with inappropriately.

Preventing acne is difficult as the major cause is rooted in hormonal changes in the body. However there are certain steps you can take to reduce the effects of these changes and remembering that internal and external factors are at force and both need to be addressed.

Preventing acne should always start with a proper daily skin care regiment. There are a number of cleansers you can use that are specifically meant to target acne, or you can use a mild soap to gently cleanse with.  Either way, it’s an important step in prevention. Proper cleansing of your skin once or twice a day ensures the pores are kept open allowing the oils to flow to the surface and washed away. When the first signs of blackheads or whiteheads appear, avoid picking or squeezing them as this will only damage the area and contribute to infection and scarring. Acne occurs mostly in adolescence, just when social acceptance is crucial and the urge to get rid of unsightly pimples can be overwhelming, but it’s important to resist the temptation to try to remove them manually in order to get rid of acne fast because this will easily backfire and also cause acne scars. When trying to solve how to remove blackheads their are better solutions but it’s possible to prevent a large portion of them with some of the solutions on this page.

There are a number of other measures you can take to reduce the risk of acne outbreaks. Never go to bed with makeup on. This only contributes to clogging of the pores. Make sure to gently remove the makeup with a makeup remover or a mild soap. Throw out any old makeup and clean your brushes regularly to avoid re-contaminating your skin. When washing your skin, always use clean washcloths and towels and pat or massage gently, don’t scrub, when cleansing and drying. Wash your pillowcases regularly to remove germs and bacteria left behind. When sleeping, try to keep your hair away from your face. If you work out, try to shower as soon after as possible to remove sweat which has the potential to contribute to pore clogging.

Taking care of the internal forces is more difficult as hormonal changes are inevitable, but it has not been ruled out by experts that certain home remedies for acne including taking care of your diet may play an important role in helping to fight acne. Lessening your intake of sugars and starches is a good start along with increasing your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables to provide your body with the antioxidants necessary for a body to fight infection. Drink plenty of water; 6 to 8 glasses of water a day is generally thought to be sufficient. This will help to detoxify your body. Exercise and fresh air are always a positive when taking care of yourself and should be included at least 2 to 3 times a week. If you are prone to severe outbreaks of acne, there are of course some acne creams or acne laser treatment solutions that can help prevent and reduce the effects and you should discuss this with your doctor.

Preventing acne before it has the chance to become a real problem is well worth the effort when you consider the psychological and physical havoc it can reek.

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