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makes an occasional mistake or allows for slip-ups in their skincare
routine and until these do not become regular occurrences, we should not
worry about them too much.
when those occasional skincare transgressions become bad habits, they
may take a real toll on your skin and increase the frequency or severity
of the acne breakouts - and even increase the probability of acne
take a few minutes every day to take care of your skin, and it will pay
you back with a clear complexion, less enlarged pores, less blackheads
and whiteheads and even less acne scars.
Here are five of the most damaging bad habits for acne prone skin.
your face before going to bed is probably the most important adjunct to
acne treatment. A few minutes spent on removing make-up, sweat, oil and
dirt from your skin may help to control and even prevent inflamation.
Just remember to not strip your skin from its essential oils. Cleaning
with mild cleansers and moisturizing with non-comedogenic moisturizers
is essential. Use of astringent or specialty oils such as chamomile astringents or coconut oil may be beneficial for some individuals too.
time may result in creating an acne scar. And many times may lead to
many scars! Scars are irreversible. You can minimize the look of them
(and in some instances, they can end up looking almost invisible after
certain treatments), but they don't go away.
need to know the difference between what each treatment does. Be an
educated consumer! Many treatments will temporarily decrease symptoms.
What acne sufferer doesn't want that? But sometimes, things can be too
good to be true. Meaning, that if you don't break the acne cycle by both treating existing acne and preventing it from coming, you will never really get rid of acne.
is no price that can be put on your self perception and confidence. So
when you think you're experiencing sticker-shock, break the price down
and figure out what it will cost you per day - in most cases, that could
be less than a cup of coffee or a breakfast sandwich!
to popular belief, acne skin will not improve when exposed to the sun.
Exposure to UVA rays is the primary culprit behind aging, and may cause
inflammation. Also, UVA rays are around all year long! And because UVA
rays can penetrate glass, you're susceptible even when you're indoors.
So use the right sunscreen for acne prone skin (those with zinc oxide
will be certainly beneficial to your skin) and remember to chose a
sunscreen atleast 20-30 SPF and labeled broad-spectrum. Use it every
day. If you want to use a good make-up that contains the sun protection,
that's even better.
So remember, bad habits and repeated slip-ups will only set you back on your journey to get rid of your acne. So instead...
With a promise of clear skin,