1 .Wash your face thrice a day : With a face wash containing salicylic acid. wash it gently and with warm water. The heat will open your pores and the temperature is better suited to clean than cold water. Make sure your water is not too hot so you don’t burn your skin.
Make sure your cleanser is suited for your skin. Select a hypoallergenic or acne formulated product. A highly perfumed, harsh soap will often make acne worse.
2 Avoid squeezing or touching your pimples : Your hands are breeding grounds for bacteria because we use them to touch so many things. Touching your face is a big no-no because it cuts down on bacteria transmission. The less bacteria on your face, the lower your chances that you’ll develop nasty breakouts.
3. Take head bath on alternate days, especially if your skin is oily : How you treat your hair can have a big impact on acne, especially around your forehead. Your scalp releases natural oils to keep your hair lustrous. But too much oil in and around your scalp, while healthy for your hair, can be dangerous for your skin. For this reason, wash your hair at least every other day. Try to strike a good balance between healthy hair and healthy skin.
4. Exercise daily : Exercise is really helpful for avoiding acne because it lowers the amount of stress that your body goes through. Unfortunately, stress is a significant cause of acne, both in children and adults.Therefore, any way that you can remove stress from your life is a “win” for clear skin. Exercise is one of those ways.
5. Eat healthy. Doctors are beginning to understand, after decades of inconclusive evidence, that diet does play a difference in whether you get acne and how severe it is.Eating a balanced diet rich in vegetables and fruits, lean protein, whole wheats and grains, nuts and seeds, and healthy fats (omega-3 fatty acids, for example) should help your body fight acne. At the same time, it will make you healthier and give you more energy. In addition to the foods listed above, try to get enough:
- Vitamin A. Vitamin helps your body flush out acne-causing proteins and oil from the skin cycle. Take either 10,000 UI of vitamin A supplements, or eat foods that are high in vitamin A, which include fish oil, salmon, carrots, spinach, and broccoli.
- Zinc. Some evidence suggests that people with acne don’t have enough zinc in their systems.Scientists think that zinc creates an inhospitable environment for the acne-causing bacteria. Foods that are high in zinc include: turkey, wheat germ, oysters, pumpkin seeds, and peanuts
- Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids promote healthy cell turnover and cut down on inflammation. Examples of omega-3 fatty acids include flax seed, salmon, sunflower seeds, and almonds.