Want To Reduce Your Acne Breakouts?

The Hidden Secrets to Reducing Acne Breakouts

As you know, acne is a condition that affects children and adults alike. Acne products are heavily marketed with the promise of clearing up this sometimes embarrassing condition. We have all heard the myths about what causes breakouts including chocolate and potato chips. However, your real weapon against counteracting acne involves a common habit that few people realize is detrimental: constantly touching your face.

Keep Your Hands Off!

Constantly touching your face if you have acne already only exacerbates the problem and if you don’t have acne, it can cause blemishes to pop up out of nowhere. Touching your face deposits oil from your hands onto your face and this oil can clog pores, resulting in blemishes.

Not only do you need to keep your hands away from your face, but other need to keep their hands away as well, including your adorable nephew or son and your partner or spouse. Avoid any unnecessary contact with your face.

If you are female and wear foundation or powder, only use makeup applicators to apply these products. Avoid touching your face directly to blend in your foundation.

Don’t Let Your Hair Down

Letting your hair come in contact with your face can also aggravate acne. Hair contains natural oils and often contains various hair products. Every time your hair comes in contact with your face, you are distributing styling gel and hairspray onto your face in addition to the oils from your hair. You might want to avoid wearing hair-care products when you know you will be exercising because sweating can further distribute these hair products onto your face.

If you’re suffering a particularly severe acne outbreak, you might want to forgo styling products altogether for a few weeks to see if you notice an improvement in your acne. Dealing with a slightly bad hair day might be worth the trade-off for clear skin. No matter how vigilant you are, you will sweat during the day which allows hair products to come in contact with your face. Drastic times take drastic measures! Ditch the styling gel and freezing spray and see if your pimples vanish.

Acne can be a frustrating experience, but luckily following the above suggestions can help alleviate the problem.

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