When it comes to beauty, your face says a lot about you, it’s the first thing people notice when they look at you and that’s why taking care of it should be a top priority.
Everyone wants beautiful flawless skin, but what we want isn’t always what we get, here are 5 things that we are probably not doing that have the greatest impact on our acne problem.
- Drinking Enough Water
Many people don’t know this, but not having enough fluids in your body can be the number 1 source of your acne problem.
Acne is usually formed by toxins in the body, drinking enough water helps you stop dehydration, and help you flush out the toxins in your body that causes acne.
Drinking enough water helps you get more beautiful skin by reducing the rate of inflammations on your skin and even help halt the production of more acne on your skin, it also helps you get a softer and smoother skin over a long period of time.
- Daily Facial Care
Taking especially good care of your skin daily can be the difference between a healthy-looking skin and a bad one,
If your skin is prone to acne, then facial care is your best friend, things like washing your face every day with warm water to remove your makeup after a long day is very important if you want to keep having healthy-looking skin.
Find good facial scrubs and cleansers that work for you and stick to them.
It’s important to note that the use of facial products have the greatest effect when they are used over a long period of time.
First, wash your face using your face wash and then massage your facial scrub into your skin for at least two minutes, you can use facial massage brushes to make sure the product is evenly distributed on your skin.
Then rinse the product off and apply a skin moisturizer, it can be anything from an oil to a gel or even a lotion, they contain serums that can help you have smoother and softer skin when used properly.
- Using The Right Products For Your Skin Type
Not everyone knows this but, you shouldn’t buy makeup and other cosmetic products especially foundation and concealer just because you like them, sometimes this can be the biggest cause of acne problems.
Every skin type has products that suitable for them; using products not meant for your skin type can not only look bad for you but also worsen your acne problem over time.
Be sure to study your skin to know what kind of skin you have, oily, dry, normal, etc are all different types of skin.
Each skin type has products suitable for them and products that they need to stay clear of to be healthy
For example, foundations specifically make for oily skin have ingredients that make them nongreasy hence they are oil-free.
Imagine if someone with an oily skin used a product made for someone with dry skin? Products for dry skin have oils in them that make them easier to apply.
If someone with oily skin were to use this product, it will only add more oil to their already oily skin and make other skin conditions that they might have including acne much worse.
- Washing Your Hands, Cleaning Your Make up Application Brushes and Pillow Cases
To look into the problem of acne, you need to look into how clean you are being with your skin; the number 1 cause of acne is dirt.
How often are you changing and washing your pillowcase, how often do you wash your makeup application brushes and pads? How often do you touch your face in a day?
Our hands are always covered in germs from touching things here and there and forgetting to wash them most of the time.
When you touch your face without washing your hands you automatically transfer all germs from your hands to your face making it easier for acne to form on your face.
Things like popping pimples and pressing them constantly will not only worsen acne on your face, it will also leave a scar, avoid touching your face as much as you can.
Leaving makeup application brushes unattended for weeks or even months can be a big source of a constant acne issue; these items that come in contact with your face often soak up oil and other dirt on your face in addition to distributing your makeup.
You need to make sure that you are properly cleaning your make up tools by washing them with your favorite face wash in hot water to get rid of all germs that may be stuck on them.
Your hair has oils that are sometimes not meant for the skin, when you sleep these oils rub off on your pillowcase, using the same pillowcase for an extended period of time can not only cause acne but other skin issues as well.
- Showering With Very Hot Water
This is one tip that most people aren’t very aware of, who doesn’t love a hot shower? It just feels good! It’s relaxing and sometimes it’s necessary to relax.
But what happens when the water becomes too hot for your face? The ideal temperature of water needed to cleanse your face is between 32.2 to 43.3 degrees Celsius.
Water hotter than this temperature range is considered too hot for your skin; it can lead to unnecessary acne and scarring on the skin.
Using warm water for your facial care also opens up your pores and also gets germs out and the best part no additional acne issues with that.
Always be sure to check the temperature of the water going on your face, if it feels too good for your body then it’s probably too hot for your face.
Jennifer C.N is the founder of LifeAccordingToJae.com, An online platform that helps to provide individuals from all over the world access to real authentic information that they really need to make every day a success.
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Proper hygiene can sometimes be the difference between clear and beautiful skin and acne filled skin.