Five Tips to Healthier, Happier Skin
By Gabrielle K.
As teens we all wonder, “how am I ever going get rid of this acne?” We may not be able to avoid having acne, but we are able to prevent it! Wonder no more as you read through five amazing tips to skin care success!
Tip One-A Clean Face!
As the day goes on, we naturally produce oil that gets all over our face. To keep oil off your face, wash it at least two times a day. Just make sure you’re never scrubbing your face with a wet towel! Use your hands by splashing cold water! Then, pat it dry with a towel. Scrubbing will cause your acne to get inflamed, so try to avoid doing it!
Tip Two-Don’t touch!
We all have a bad habit of touching our face. When we touch our face, we leave oil and dirt sitting there. Stopping the habit and washing your hands multiple times throughout the day will help. Also, trying to pop pimples or blackheads doesn’t expel the oil, it makes it worse! So, when you see something there, just leave it alone!
Tip Three-No more sugar!
Who doesn’t love yummy chocolate milkshakes and ice cream, but what if eating these things worsen acne? The sugar in these kinds of foods will aggravate your acne, causing more breakouts. It’s best to limit as much sugar as possible and over time you will notice you have clearer skin just from doing this. Although, it is okay to have something sugary once in a while…with it being candy season right now.
Tip Four-Weekly changes!
Make sure to change your pillowcases weekly. When we sleep, dirt and oil gets all over our pillows and when we go to sleep the next night it rubs all over our face! So, just take the time at the end of the week to change your pillowcases and anything else your face has rubbed up against.
Tip Five-Putting the Brush Away!
There are those of us who keep exfoliating brushes on the shelf. While it may seem that using these brushes help our acne, they really don’t. Exfoliating brushes cause acne to become more irritated, which then results in us getting more bumps, pimples, blackheads, etc. When taking care of your face, put away the brush!
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