Most of us have had at least one person telling us to wash our faces since we were born. If you are like most of your friends, you don’t really care about washing your face every day–in fact, doing so feels like a chore! Even after going through puberty and fighting daily breakouts and acne, washing your face probably feels like a chore–especially right before bedtime. Unfortunately, washing your face is the only way to keep dirt and other things from getting into your skin and clogging your pores. Do you want to have a breakout as an adult? Here are a few hints to help you keep your skin healthy.
You need to keep your sheets, blankets and especially your pillowcases as clean as possible. Would you believe that there are lots of people out there who take a long time to change and clean their bedding? If you suffer from acne problems, you cannot be one of these people. Make sure that, at the very least, your pillowcases get washed and cleaned every two days or so. This will help you make sure that excess dirt and debris will have a harder time finding their way into your face while you sleep. Your pajamas and other clothes should also always be clean. A breakout can be caused by something as seemingly safe as wearing a day old t-shirt or night shirt. If you are a fan of makeup either try to wear less of it or try to find makeup that is lighter on your skin. Buy makeup that has sunscreen in it instead of buying separate products and putting more clogging materials into your pores. There is even healthy makeup now that has been infused with different vitamins and minerals that are good for your skin. Choosing your makeup based on its price could be the worst thing you could do for your skin. Wear your makeup lightly. You want to wear very little to no makeup. It is still possible to look great even though you aren’t wearing dozens of layers of product! It is incredibly important for the health of your skin that you go to bed with a clean (and makeup free) face. Leaving your makeup on while you sleep is one of the best ways to give yourself acne.
The sun is not your friend so protect your skin against it! Slathering on sunscreen might seem counterproductive to people who focus on keeping their pores substance free. There are plenty of oil-free sunscreen alternatives out there.
You don’t have to worry about heavy and gross sunscreen sheen anymore. Now sunscreen is light and can be sprayed on! Even better, many facial moisturizers and cosmetic products already contain sunscreen so you don’t have to worry about purchasing more products. It is important to remember that the old wives take about tanning preventing acne is false!
You have lots of acne treatments to choose from. Whether you need a strong chemical based cleanser or can get by with just some natural ingredients, your choices are wide and varied. You might even be one of the lucky few who can cure acne breakouts with a change in diet and exercise. You might have to try a few different remedies before you find the one that works for you. Eventually you will learn what works for you and what won’t. Keep trying and before you know it your skin will be acne free!