- Avoid an unbalanced diet.
When eating out, be conscious of meals that are high in sugar and fat content, and choose foods with a good nutritional balance. Animal fats are not good for healthy skin; try to eat more green and yellow vegetables. Excessive fat and sugar activates sebum secretion, which worsens acne.
- Avoid smoking and drinking too much coffee or alcohol.
Habits such as these not only aggravate acne, they also stress the body and consume vitamin C, slowing recovery.
Acne: Are You Doing Anything About It?Acne Precautions in Everyday Life
Even if you start to use medicine prescribed by your doctor and the inflammation goes down temporarily, if you do something that not’s good for your skin, your acne will come back. Have a healthy lifestyle to help prevent acne.
Personal appearance and going out
- If you wear makeup, learn the proper way to apply it.
Oil-based foundation is not good because it interferes with the skin’s normal respiration and sebum secretion. Remove your makeup soon after returning home.
- Arrange your hair so that it does not brush against your acne.
Trying to hide acne on your forehead with your fringe is counterproductive. It can make your forehead greasy, and the hair may irritate your acne, making it worse.
Washing your face and grooming
- Wash your face gently but thoroughly with soap.
Twice daily - once in the morning and again in the evening. Work the soap into a lather to wash away pore-clogging sebum.
- If you work up a sweat, wash your face or body right away to keep it clean.
Sweating makes it easy for dirt to stick to your skin. If you have acne on your back, take a shower to rinse the sweat off or wipe the sweat off with a towel.
- Use a facial moisturizer as a part of your daily basic skincare routine.
People with pimply skin often secrete a lot of sebum, and so even minimal moisturizer is enough for everyday basic skincare.
- Staying up late is not good for your skin. Get plenty of sleep and keep regular hours.
Staying up late disrupts your metabolism’s rhythm, causing old keratin to clog pores, which has a negative impact on the skin.