There are all sorts of different and popular methods out there for fighting acne these days. There are big name products. There are medical and plastic surgery procedures you can do. You can go to a spa. The truth is, however, if you want to keep your skin clean and clear you shouldn’t buy into this hype. The key to proper skin care is to get back to the basics and use those. Here are some of the basics of skin care and acne prevention that you should use to keep your skin looking beautiful.
Get enough exercise. What does that have to do with acne prevention? Exercising builds up a sweat. Sweat helps to wash out your pores. Obviously working up a sweat isn’t the only way to keep your skin clear. Obviously you need to wash the sweat away and that is the other reason that people who exercise more are less likely to suffer from acne. Extra showers means extra rinsing of your pores.
Do not go to bed wearing your makeup. You might not think that one night will make much of a difference but it can. Properly and thoroughly remove all of your makeup every evening before you go to bed for the night. If you leave the makeup on, it will seep more deeply into your pores and lead to clogs. Those clogs lead to zits and pimples. Taking your makeup off each night doesn’t have to take a long time. In fact, you can easily work it into the rest of your nighttime skin care routine.
Wash your hair every day. There are debates right now about whether or not daily shampooing is really the best for your hair. Until science definitively proves otherwise, stick to a once a day shampoo. When you don’t wash your hair every day, your hair gets oily. The oil doesn’t stop at your scalp. Oil keeps traveling down each strand of hair. Then your hair touches your face and your back and it transports the oil to your pores. This leads to clogs and zits and pimples. So use a gentle cleanser each day on your hair. Your hair will be healthier and so will your skin.
There are all sorts of complicated products and procedures that you can use to help you keep acne at bay. It’s easy to buy into the marketing hype for them and start to believe that you need them. The truth is, though, that preventing acne is usually little more than just getting back to the basics of proper skin care. We’ve talked about a few of the basics in this article.