8 Tips For Preventing Pimples October 21 2013

Read these 8 tips to keep those spots away from your skin!

  1. Establish a good skin care routine
    Wash your face morning and night with warm water and a mild cleanser. Try to resist scrubbing as it can further irritate inflamed skin. Make sure you dry your face with a clean towel to avoid spreading acne-causing bacteria.
  1. Keep your skin hydrated
    Many acne-fighting products contain ingredients which dry the skin, so always use a moisturizer which minimizes dryness and skin peeling.
  1. Clean your makeup brushes regularly
    Makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria if they’re not regularly cleaned. Use a mild liquid soap and warm water to clean them once a week!
  1. Inspect your hairline
    If you have breakouts along your hairline, avoid using fragrances, oils and harsh chemicals on your hair. These can migrate to the face and block your pores. Experiment with a few hair products until you find one that doesn’t aggravate your skin!
  1. Don’t pop pimples!
    Put those hands down…yes, you! Popping pimples forces toxins deeper into the tissue which delays the healing process and also causes more pimples!
  1. Limit your time in the sun
    The sun’s harsh UV rays increase inflammation and redness. Ensure you’re slip, slop and slapping with at least an SPF 15.
  1. Stock up on fruit and vegetables
    Nourish your body from the inside, out. Studies show that eating more fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains to your diet boosts your immunity and skin health.
  1. Get moving!
    Exercise boosts circulation and blood flow throughout the body which helps to nourish skin cells. It also allows the body to sweat out any potentially damaging toxins.  And if that wasn’t enough, exercise produces the most ideal conditions for producing collagen – that help keep fine-lines at bay!