5 Habits that Can Make Acne-Prone Skin Worse
What’s up? Before I proceed with the topic for today’s post, I wanna give a huge shout out to you guys for sticking around, I really appreciate it. Alright, now coming back to the topic; so, we all have been through the age of breakouts and pimples during our teens. Remember all those Totkas you tried to get rid of the acne you resent the most? Well, I feel you. As per the popular belief, the problem of acne is more like a phase that passes as time goes by and we move to adulthood. However, this might come as a surprise to you so hear me out; acne can become more persistent with time and age. Yup, you heard that right. No wonder it’s one of the most common and recurring skin issues that most of the young people face today.
We can blame it on our poor diet choices and routines but there are multiple factors that contribute to worsen the problem of acne. Sometimes, despite all your efforts to keep this nasty issue at bay, you can’t get even close to the skin of your dreams. In addition to all the precautionary measures that you take to keep everything in check, you need to cross the following habits off your routine. These habits might seem trivial at the moment but they can surely affect acne in more ways than you can imagine. So if you’re battling against acne then here are five habits that you should NEVER have.
It’s sinful. You can’t possibly get to your ideal skin condition if you’re not paying attention to hydration. Imagine our bodies dropping the optimum water level – it will have a hard time to function and the effects will begin to show on your skin. Stay close to your body compass and don’t ignore the signs your body gives you. Hydration is the key to fresh, healthy and supple skin and I am not only talking about lots and lots of (ideally, room temperature) water but also aiding skin hydration through a moisturizer.
I won’t mind reinforcing what I have said over a thousand times before: no matter what skin type, you need to keep it moisturized.
Never Cleaning Your Phone Screen
Yes. Dirty phone screen is a promising habitat for bacteria and they contaminate your skin whenever you’re pressing it against your face during those long calls. Unless you roam around wearing a hands-free 24/7, clean your phone screen with surface/screen cleaner at least once a week. Changing the pillowcases more often should also be your priority if you’re fighting acne.
Treating Acne with Just-Another Skin Treatment
Acne is a serious concern and you cannot rely on any cream or formula that you find at the store shelf. Consult a dermatologist and pick products that fit your skin condition. Acne treatments can be dreadful at times but they key is to be consistent with your regime so that you can enjoy long term results.
Using Wrong Options for Moisturizing
I own the idea of providing skin with the moisture regardless of the skin type you have but be very picky while using a moisturizer. If you have acne-prone skin then avoid using heavy-duty hydrating creams and moisturizers that are loaded with added ingredients like anti-ageing or so. Those rich formulas might work for people with extremely dry skin but acne-prone skin already has enough oil so you wouldn’t want to clog your pores for more breakouts. Opt for a lighter formula that can provide your face with just the right moisture without paving way for more acne.
Picking at Your Skin
Never touch your acne, hands down. I know most of people pop have a great time in popping the zit that has been annoying you lately but leaving it on its own is probably the best thing to do. Breakouts and pimples come and go but unnecessary touch can worsen acne and it can lead to hyper-pigmentation and acne scars. Trust me, you don’t want that.
That’s about it. I know how shattering the problem of acne can be but doing your best is the only way to keep it away. Hit me up on my page to share your views/concerns about acne. Look after yourself and your skin as much as you can! Until next time.