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How To Prevent Acne/ Pimples

Pimples/ Acne can appear anywhere on the skin, but they most often occur on the face. However, this occurs when your skin’s oil glands are overactive and pores become inflamed.

Pimples are usually triggered by androgen hormones and, in some cases, genetics, there’s no surefire way to prevent them. Still, there are many methods to reduce their severity and keep them in check.

Here are Five ways to help prevent Pimples on the face

1.) WASH YOUR FACE PROPERLY 

In order to help prevent pimples or acne on the face, it is advised to remove excess oil, dirt, and sweat daily.

Don’t wash your face with harsh cleansers that dry skin. Use an alcohol-free cleanser.

To wash your face:

  • Wet your face with warm, not hot water.
  • Apply a mild cleanser in a gentle, circular motion using your fingers, not a washcloth.
  • Rinse thoroughly, and pat dry.

2.) STAY HYDRATED

Dehydration gives your skin a dull appearance and promotes inflammation and redness, and if you are dehydrated, your body may signal your skin’s oil glands to produce more oil.

To keep your body well-hydrated, drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day.

3.) KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE

Having pimples is not limited to a particular skin type, all skin types are open to having pimples but the most pimple-prone is oily skin which is caused by your skin’s sebaceous glands producing too much oily sebum.

Another type of skin that may cause pimples is combination skin. Combination skin means you have both dry areas and oily areas. The oily areas tend to be your forehead, nose, and chin, also called your T-zone.

Knowing your skin type, helps you know the right skin care products to use .

4.) LIMIT MAKEUP

Using makeup to cover up pimples is always very tempting, as you always want to appear flawless.

However, doing this may only clog pores and trigger outbreaks. Go natural when you can. When you do wear makeup, avoid greasy, heavy foundation, and use products that are noncomedogenic, sheer, and fragrance-free.

5.) REDUCE STRESS

Stress does not cause pimples, but it may make them worse. According to research, when you are stressed, your body produces more oil-stimulating hormones.

To help relieve yourself off stress, you can get engaged in yoga, meditation, journaling, massage, aromatherapy etc

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