Most people suffer from acne during their puberty years. For some people the suffering ends when they jump to adulthood, while for others it continues. Then there is another group whose acne sets on them in their adult years.
Regardless of when, where or how these nasty zits catch up to you, instead of wallowing, you should know how to manage them, before they manage your life.
Here are easy ways to manage acne.
Drink enough water: The old adage that water is good for your health is true. In addition to that, water is also fantastic for your skin. By drinking two litres of water per day as recommended by doctors, you end up flushing away toxins from your body. This hydrates your skin making it soft and supple as well as keeping the acne-causing toxins at bay.
Cleanse your face: Since your face is very exposed and it produces more oil than any other part of your body, it is important to cleanse it at least twice a day. This is because in addition to the oil, there is dust, make-up etc. that easily end up clogging your pores leading to the outbreak of acne and other spots. So by keeping your pores open, you are keeping acne at bay.
Eat your omega 3s: By eating foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids like salmon, olive oil, eggs, Brussels sprouts just to name a few, you are getting rid of acne and reducing the chances of the zits popping on your face. Apparently, omega 3 fatty acids control the production of sebum, which is the root cause of inflammatory acne.
Don’t pop the acne: As tempting as it might be, do not pop that pimple. Reason being that the more you squeeze the zit the more prone to infection it becomes and the worse it gets. Also, after it gets worse, it will take longer to heal and afterwards, leave a nasty scar behind. So if you spot a pimple, let it be until it’s ready to come off on its own.
Get more shuteye: By getting more sleep, you relax your body as well as your skin, allowing it to regenerate. Also by sleeping, you are keeping stress at bay which if left unchecked can lead to abnormalities in skin structure and function, making conditions like acne worse. So when someone mentions the term ‘beauty sleep’, I would suggest you take it literally.
Exercise: Like the point above suggests, keeping stress at bay is key to keeping acne at bay. By taking part in some of exercise you also increase the blood circulation and oxygen in your body, which in turn keeps the acne causing toxins at bay.
Make up: Every time before going to sleep, make sure you wash your make up off with warm water and very mild soap. By leaving your make up on overnight, you are encouraging the build-up of dirt and other impurities, which leads to clogging your pores and as result an outbreak of acne and black heads.