Tejupriya’s Tips for Acne

Good skin care habits for acne prone skin

Good skin care habits for acne prone skin

These tips come from our community member Tejupriya. Most of us know her from her quick and efficient replies to our comments and questions. 🙂 She shared these tips in the community section. This much information makes a whole post on its own. * applause *

hi are few pointers for ACNE..

1-Don’t pop your pimples.. When you pop your pimples the bacteria within the clogged pores comes out, which can further spread the infection and inflammation.. Additionally you increase inflammation, and redness of the area surrounding the pimple due to the unnecessary pressure.. Not to mention that if your hands are not clean when you pop your pimples, you can transfer more dirt, oil and bacteria into your pores making your acne worse..

2-Avoid touching your face.. Not just with your hands but also with anything that potentially has microorganisms on it such as hair, towels, pillows, or tissues.. All of these can carry oil, dirt or bacteria onto the face, which can cause acne.. Although it’s difficult, limit the contact between your face and hands.. If you must touch your face remember to wash your hands first..

3-Drink water.. The body needs water to properly hydrate the body, maintain blood pressure and elimination.. Dehydrated skin, looks dry, can crack and can retain bacteria and toxins that is normally expelled through perspiration. Additionally water helps to maintain skins elasticity, which promotes cellular growth and repair.. A proper amount of water to drink is 6-8 glasses daily..

4-Eat a healthy, balance diet. This includes eating fresh fruits and vegetables that are loaded with vitamins, minerals and water.. Fruits and vegetables are easily digested and keep the flow of elimination in the body up to par.. Caffeine, sugar and refined carbohydrates increase the oil produced within the sebaceous glands making acne more likely to occur.. Eating a balanced diet keeps your skin healthy and nourished from the inside out. Healthy foods improve the look of your skin..

5-Choose your  products and cosmetics wisely(read comedogenic ingredients,products article on acne mantra).Use oil free products. This includes cosmetics, cleansers, face washes, and hair products(read articles on acnemantra for more info).. The oil in these products can contribute to clogged pores and acne outbursts.. Oil and cream based products can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions.. Additionally, avoid using cosmetic products over pimples. Although it’s natural to use cosmetic products to cover up acne breakouts, it can actually make acne worse.. The chemicals in make up can aggrevate acne and cause more inflammation on the skin..

6-Always remove make up at the end of the day using non comedeogenic make up removers like johnson baby oil(read double cleansing),boiderma sensibio h2o etc before you go to bed.. Leaving make up on you face allows pores to become clogged and acne bacteria to flourish.. Residue from make up can accumulate on pillowcase and cause dirt and oil build up in your pores.. Always use a fresh pillowcase to avoid sleeping on dirt and oils from your hair and face..

7- Shampoo your hair regularly.. Dirty hair or hair with product in it can transfer oil, dirt and bacteria to you face upon contact. By keeping your hair clean you can avoid the transfer of these pore-clogging materials.. If you do use product in your hair use a headband, or pull it back off your face.. The chemicals in hair products although ok for your hair and scalp may cause irritation when it comes into contact with your face.. Always shower after exercise as well.. Sweat can cause product, oil and dirt to move from your hair to your face, which can get trapped in your pores causing acne to occur.

8- Exercise on a regular basis. .Exercise increases circulation of the blood, nutrients and oxygen to the skin, which allows for proper expulsion of toxins and chemicals through perspiration.. Exercise also reduces stress, which reduces the hormone imbalance within the body, which can cause acne..

9-Try to 6-8 hours of sleep a night.. Our brain and body need time to reboot and recharge through sleeping.. When we sleep our body cleanses the system of toxins from the previous day. In addition, sleep gives our body the rest it needs to be able to maintain all the systems of the body especially the immune system that protects our skin.. Without adequate energy our body is unable to work properly and our systems don’t work efficiently.. Sleep restores our body’s energy levels so we can adequately fight off infection, inflammation and bacteria..

10-One of the main reasons of acne also is deficiency of vitamins minerals(read multivitamins article on acnemantra).. Follow Up with your Physician on this..Dietary supplements definitely make a huge difference in healing acne..

11-Consult a Dermatologist for Further Treatment and Analysis..

12-Lastly Be Patient with Acne Treatment..It cannot be treated overnight,its a step by step process of elimination of acne..Take baby steps,do not overload many products unnecesarily..Dont Stress over this cause its bad for your health..Stress is also a big cause for acne outbreak..Have  A Right Approach towards treating acne,Right Regimen(read starter regimen,keracynl regimen),Right Guidance,Right Products.

And All the Best for a Clear Skin Soon..!!

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