Acne is one of the most common beauty concerns that everyone has faced at some point in their life.
The common skin condition occurs when hair follicles get plugged by oil and dead skin cells.
Causing whiteheads, blackheads and pimples, the skin issue can cause people to feel insecure and lose confidence.
Combating acne can be done in many ways, although people with severe and cystic acne should consult a dermatologist for advice on clearing their acne.
If you struggle with acne and scarring, here are some daily changes to help ease your acne and make you feel comfortable in your skin.
Change pillowcases: One of the most commonly forgotten causes of acne is not changing your sheets, especially your pillowcases. As we sleep, the bacteria as well as sweat accumulated from our hair and skin remains on the pillowcase and can cause severe breakouts. Make a conscious effort to always change your pillowcase weekly.
Always wash your face: Although you may be tired from the activities of the day and do not feel like it, always make it a priority to wash your face. Daily we are exposed to sweat, germs, dust, oil and so much more, even at home, so always washing your face is important.
Use products that work: As we all have different skin types, from normal, oily, acne-prone, dry and sensitive, not all products will work for your skin type and can lead to acne. Before buying products, check to see whether the products are designated for your skin type and before using it, always patch test, to see if it agrees with your skin or not.
Never sleep with makeup on: We wear makeup throughout the day and as a result, dirt and pollutants get trapped in makeup. Sleeping with makeup causes inflammation and irritation leading to breakouts as well as premature ageing overtime, so removing your makeup is key.
Stick to your routine: Skincare is a continuous process. When starting skincare routines, it is important to remember that it is not instantaneous and requires time, ranging from days to months to see results. Stick to it and make sure to do your skincare daily to enjoy long-lasting results.
Healthy diet: When we take care of our body, our skin reaps its benefits. By eating a balanced diet packed with fruits and vegetables and drinking a lot of water, can help promote good skin as well as make your body feel good.
Reduce stress: Stress is another major contributor to acne and if you tend to get overwhelmed easily, it is time to help put your mind at ease and do things to help calm it. From relaxing activities including painting or colouring to meditating, and finding a hobby will help ease your troubles and help your unwind.
Getting rid of acne is not a one-step solution and requires changes to lifestyle as well as following hygiene practices to see changes.
Following a set routine that works for your skin will definitely help you come closer and finally achieve the skin you have wanted all along.