This enlightening article presents some of the latest news on the subject of acne.
5 Easy Tips to Clearer Skin
1. Avoid Scrubbing and Abrasives
Scrubbing and abrasives should be avoided. Experts have said that they irritate your skin and remove too much of your natural oils which act as a natural barrier against the acne-causing bacteria.
2. Sunshine for Beautiful Skin
As you may know, the UV rays of the sun does kill acne causing bacteria, but too much exposure can also harm your skin. The sun also acts as an astringent to dry, tighten and unclog your skin’s pores. So spend only a limited time under the sun. Just exposing your face 15 minutes a day is enough to reap benefits.
3. Avoid Extremely Cold Weather
Extreme heat causes the clogging of the pores, and extremely cold weather causes it as well. So as much as possible, avoid extremely cold weather. It is ideal that you moisturize your face and body, and stay in temperatures ranging from 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
4. Swimming Helps Clear Skin
Stress can trigger breakouts and exercise helps with stress reduction. Swimming is a great form of exercise to battle acne. However, only swim in a properly treated indoor swimming pool. Use an Ozone purified pool if possible. It is interesting to note that swimming pool water is typically 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, which is well below the normal temperature of 98.6 degrees of your body. So the bonus here is that the water cools your whole body while you work out, while providing excellent exercise and stress reduction. No sweat, no elevated body temperature, no acne aggravation!
5. Think Clean
Change your bed linens, wash cloths and body towels after each use. Those are all prime places for acne-causing bacteria to grow and be reapplied to the skin later. Wash white facial cloths, pillow covers, as well as personal undergarments daily with vinegar, tea tree oil or the essential oils of lime, lemon or orange to kill the acne-related bacteria.
There are a lot of ways to control and fight acne, but maintaining a healthy lifestyle is so far the best one to consider. It is important to note that a healthy lifestyle will lead you to attaining better looking skin all over as well as healthier body. Dumping unfavorable habits will reward you with better general health, more energy, and clearer skin to show the world.
Step up and make all the necessary changes. It may be tough initially, but as you go on you will find it that the outcome of having clear and beautiful skin makes it very worthwhile to adapt.