A Reasonable Approach To Overcome Acne
Having a giant zit on your face can be a complete, absolute buzz kill. Even worse is when you have so much pimples that it begins to form a version of the Rocky Mountains all across the side of your face. Pimples often begin to emerge during puberty but can last well into your twenties and thirties. If you are reading this article, than you are likely asking yourself, “How can I overcome my acne?” Below are some helpful simple tips that can help you treat, tame, or get rid of those pesky bumps all together
It is important to understand that pimples are as much an inner body problem as much as it is a skin problem. To improve your bodies ability to fight off potential pimples, it is crucial to fill your plate with foods that combat inflammation and improve gut health. Anything with lots of probiotics, zinc, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids is a plus. Example of foods you should avoid or limit include dairy, whey protein, coconut oil, and high glycemic foods (like your beloved french fries).
Once you’ve changed some of those not so healthy eating habits, you can then begin to focus on the skin care part. Doctors recommend that you wash your face at least twice a day, whether you do or do not suffer from acne. This will remove impurities such as dirt, excess oil, and dead skin cells from your face. You should be washing your face with warm water (not hot) and a mild facial cleanser of your choice. Washing your face more than twice a day can be more harmful than good, so consider doing it once in the morning and once before you go to bed so you can develop a proper routine. For more health tips check out our Men’s Health Blog.
Now that we’ve gone over the insides and outsides of bodily care, next are some miscellaneous factors to avoid that can be contributors as well. If you have long hair, be sure to keep it up and out of your face. Oily hair can aide in creating an oily face, so do your best to keep your hair clean and away from your face as much as possible. Your hands can also do you harm since touching your face often leaves dirt and oil, adding insult to injury. The name of the game is to keep your pores as open and clean as possible. Anything that is counterproductive to that goal should be avoided to the highest extent possible.
Once you have taken all the things listed into consideration, then you can start to consider treatment products. The reason why we left it for last is because treatment products can be tricky and sometimes ineffective as everyone’s body is different, making it hard to choose the perfect one for your skin. Changing your lifestyle to promote a healthy gut and skin should be your number one priority as that alone will often do the trick. That being said, many people have benefited from treatment products so it may not be such an awful idea to do some research and find one that fits your budget.
Whatever acne product you decide to use, make sure you moisturize your face afterwards since many of them leave your face dry (too little oil on your face can contribute to pimples as well). Follow these quick and easy tips consistently and we are positive that you will see a reduction in red, pesky bumps overtime.