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Safe and smart tips to avoid severe acne outbreaks

Madeline Glasser is an Army wife and toddler mom with her Bachelors of Health Science in Physiology from the University of Arizona. She lives in Savannah, GA and enjoys good food, sweaty workouts and the adventures life as a family of th...

Prevent Acne BreakoutS

Whether you're a teenager or an adult, suffering from acne is just plain annoying. Breakouts tend to pop up a the worst possible times, and when they do, they can lead to decreased self-confidence. By following these tips, you can increase your chances of avoiding acne breakouts in the future.
Girl taking care of Acne

1

Keep your face clean

Establishing a cleansing routine is one of the most important things you can do to prevent acne breakouts. You should be cleansing your face two times a day to remove dirt, oil and other impurities from your pores and your skin's surface. Use warm water with a face-specific cleanser as many other soaps may be too harsh. When you're done, use a clean towel to pat your face dry and then put it in the laundry because dirty towels can spread bacteria and make your skin worse. An awesome product to add to your cleansing routine is the Clarisonic Deep Pore Detoxifying Solution, which includes the Clarisonic Mia2, Deep Pore cleansing brush head, and Deep Pore Detoxifying Cleanser & Clay Mask.

2

Avoid touching your face

Our hands are pretty dirty, and when we touch our face, they can spread dirt and bacteria to acne-prone skin, causing breakouts. Touching the face can also irritate already inflamed skin, which can make existing breakouts worsen.

3

Don't pick at your skin

Picking at your face or popping existing pimples is one of the worst things you can do to your skin. Picking at your face will definitely make inflamed skin even worse and can actually lead to infection or scarring.

4

Watch your diet

It's pretty much proven that chocolate itself doesn't cause acne breakouts, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't watch what you eat. Healthy skin comes from the inside out, so your diet should include plenty of fruits and vegetables. Try to avoid foods that are heavy in grease or that are of the junk variety. Make sure to drink an adequate amount of water each day, too. Well-hydrated skin glows, while dehydrated skin is dull. Water also helps to flush the toxins from your body to help prevent future breakouts.

5

Manage your stress levels

Stress can play a huge factor in the overall health of your skin, and chronic or acute stress can lead to acne breakouts. There are a variety of ways to control your stress levels. Making time to exercise is one of them. Fitting in 30 minutes of exercise each day can improve your health and help decrease stress. Find a kind of exercise that you enjoy, whether it be running, yoga or group fitness. Additionally, making time to meditate each day can help to improve your mood and keep stress at bay.

If you find yourself still suffering from acne breakouts after implementing the above tips, it doesn't hurt to check with your health provider or a dermatologist to see what your other options are. Everyone deserves to have healthy and glowing skin that they are proud of!

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