My Tactics for Fighting Acne
Hello lovely people,
Today, I wanted to discuss a matter I'm sure we'd all wish we could avoid...acne. Since I've been through the pimple-filled teen years and lived to tell the tale, I thought I would share some things I've learned along the way. A couple years into my twenties now, I've realized that the occasional occurrence of spots is here to stay. This is my go-to arsenal for keeping those pesky spots in check.
Remove Your Makeup Every Night
Something very important, that I learned quite early on, was that I have to remove my makeup every night if I want to avoid a major breakout. I love the makeup wipes from Celavi. They have some great choices in scents. My personal favorite is the honey scented.
Also remember to not just remove your makeup, but also cleanse your face morning and night. Cleansing is really what removes dirt and grime from your pores to prevent breakouts.
Keep Your Hair Off Of Your Face
Different types of hair serums, mousses, shampoos, and even natural hair oils can contribute to the formation of acne. When I feel as though my face is sensitive, I try to stick to hair styles that keep my hair off of my face. Ponytails, half-up do's, and french braids are all very good at keeping your face free of blemishes.
Drink Lots of Water & Eat Healthily
I know you've heard it all before, but what you put in your body can really influence how your body looks on the outside. Personally, I've noticed that too much dairy can cause me to breakout. (Almond milk made a difference for me.) Other things like too many sweets or bread can also cause acne. On the other side, foods that can help prevent acne include, fish, green tea, sweet potatoes, and most fruits.
Exfoliate & Face Mask Once a Week
Your skin, especially the skin on your face, is fragile. So, when it comes to exfoliating, or using a cleanser with a more abrasive texture, I recommend about once a week. Exfoliating is a necessary process for getting rid of dry skin that can build up and cause blackheads. However, exfoliating can scratch and cause abrasions on the skin, so you have to be very gentle. Even gentle rubbing will cause the dead skin cells to leave your face. Because of the potential to tear the skin, I recommend only doing this once or twice a week rather than everyday. (Of course there are various opinions on the topic, but this is just my personal tip.)
I also believe that a face mask once a week can be a glorious thing haha. Not only only is it great for your skin, it is sort of therapeutic. Pampering yourself every now and then is a relaxing and stress relieving act. Celavi also has an awesome variety of face masks for every possible skin problem you could be facing! I really love the pomegranate sheet mask because it really brightens and boosts the appearance of my skin.
There are many different types and ways of moisturizing for every skin type out there. So, there is really no excuse for not moisturizing your skin. For a long time, I thought that drying out my face would prevent pimples, but I, in fact, learned the opposite. Drying out the skin causes dead, dry skin to clog pores and turn into blemishes. After learning this, I went on a quest to find the best choices for moisturizing my skin.
One of the products I've really been loving it the Jurlique Activating Water Essence. This is an extremely lightweight moisturizing toner that soaks straight into the skin without leaving your skin feeling oily. For some more affordable options, I also love Aveeno's Clear Complexion Moisturizer and the E.L.F Daily Hydration Moisturizer.
Clean Your Make Up Brushes
Another thing that can be responsible for the constant recurrence of nasty spots are dirty makeup brushes. Over time, your makeup brushes accumulate gunky makeup and bacteria which can lead to breakouts. I try to wash mine at least once every two weeks. I usually use a brush cleaner or a simple face wash like Cetaphil.
I hope these tips can be of some help and let me know down in the comments if you have any other tips or tricks that I can try out! As always, thank you for all the support and I hope to see you again for my next post!