If you don’t know the proper way to deal with acne breakouts, then you can feel pretty helpless when they occur. Sometimes it may seem as if your zits can pop up out of nowhere, and they always seem to appear at only the most inopportune times. However, with a little knowledge you will realize not only why these breakouts occur but also how to treat acne and pimples in the most effective manner possible.
Zits and Pimples tend to appear when the skins oil producing glands become clogged. This can happen either because of an excess of oil or grease, or because of any number of external factors. In order to successfully combat outbreaks of pimples it is important to do what you can to both keep excess oil from accumulating on your skin and to keep external grime from coming into contact with your face when possible.
There is a reason your face tends to get more acne than any other part of your body: not only does your facial skin tend to produce more oil than the rest of your body, but there are actually a few things that you probably do on a daily basis that cause your face to become dirty. If you can break these simple habits then you will already have a massive leg up on treating your acne and pimples:
TRY NOT TO TOUCH YOUR FACE
Your face is naturally oily, but your hands are even oilier. This fact is even more pronounced if you hands aren’t clean. When your face and hands come into contact, you are just piling even more grease onto your facial skin. This process can lead to an excess of oil that can clog pores and cause blemishes to appear. The less you touch your face, the less likely it is for oil to build up in this manner.
WEAR LESS MAKEUP
Although makeup is commonly used to disguise acne and pimples, it actually can further exacerbate the problem. When used in excess, makeup can clog pores just like oil, and can lead to more breakouts. Try to only use makeup when absolutely necessary, or cut it out completely. The same can be said about facial moisturizers or really any cosmetic product applied to the face. Use all of these products in moderation, and be sure to thoroughly wash them off your face before going to bed each night.
KEEP HAIR OFF YOUR FACE
Your hair is made of dead skin cells, and is essentially just as greasy as your hands or face. It is important to avoid prolonged contact between hair and the face. If you have bangs, you might have noticed a greater concentration of pimples on your forehead; this is because the skin on your forehead is constantly absorbing grease from your hair. If possible you may think about cutting your hair shorter or at least putting your hair up in a ponytail. It is especially important to focus on this at night before bed. If you sleep with your hair down you are putting your face in constant contact with your hair for several hours every day.
TAKE A MULTIVITAMIN
Multivitamins usually contain several important nutrients to fight acne breakouts and promote skin health in general. Look for a vitamin rich in zinc, chromium, and vitamin A.
Well there you have it, now you know a few simple ways how to treat acne and pimples. These solutions offer a good foundation for ridding yourself of breakouts today!