Don’t you hate when you wake up in the morning, about to start your awesome day and suddenly a huge pimple is on your face? Let’s be real, and everyone hates that. Everyone deserves beautiful and flawless skin, but some people tend to have acne every time. Even if you try to get rid of them, no matter how much aloe vera gel you’ve applied on your face these stubborn monsters don’t leave you! Maybe you are doing something wrong, or maybe you’re not taking proper care of your skin.
In this article, we’ve written some skincare tips that you should follow to have pimple-free skin.
The Best Skincare Tips for Acne-Prone Skin are:
1. Change your pillow covers every two days
It sounds irrelevant, but a dirty pillowcase can cause acne. Your pillow cover might not look dirty, but it can contain bacteria if not washed in 2-3 days. You’re keeping your face on your pillow for 6-8 hours, and at that time, bacteria can transfer from your dirty pillow cover to your face and cause pimples. So, change your pillow cover and use a freshly washed one once every 2-3 days. Don’t miss the 10 Secrets To Keep Your Skin Glowing Naturally.
2. Wash and disinfect your makeup sponge or brush every time after use
The bacteria concept is the same as the pillow cover. Your makeup sponge or brush can contain bacteria after you use it and leave it as it is and if you use the same sponge or brush again without washing it, bacteria will transfer to your skin, leading to break out. So, every time you use your makeup sponge or brush to apply makeup, wash and disinfect them right after you’re done with your makeup. It may sound like a hassle, but it’s worth doing.
3. Never sleep with your makeup on
Sometimes you forget, or you’re too tired to remove your makeup, and you go to sleep with your makeup on, this excuse is not an exception. You should never even keep your makeup on when you come to your home from outside, let alone sleep with it. When you go outside even without makeup, dirt and bacteria get trapped on the surface of your skin, and if you go outside with makeup, dirt and bacteria will get trapped on your makeup. Even if you don’t go outside with makeup and your face is free from dirt but, still, you can’t sleep with it. When you sleep with makeup on, your makeup will get clogged on your pores and when you’re sleeping your skin is in the process of renewal, and having makeup on can prevent this which can cause acne and premature ageing.
4. Never over-cleanse your face
Acne occurs mostly on oily skin. The oilier your skin is, the more likely it is to have acne. So, should you wash your face several times a day to prevent oil production? NO, you should wash your face not more than twice a day, once in the morning and once at night or three times if you have to. Washing your face several times a day will not prevent your skin from producing oil. If you cleanse more than 2-3 times, your skin will lose the natural moisture it needs, and the oil-producing glands of your skin will try to produce even more oil. Hence, the more you wash your face, the oilier it gets and the more acne it will produce.
5. Never pop or pick on your pimples
It’s so satisfying to squeeze your pimple and seeing the puss coming out but, it is not satisfying if more pimples occur on your face due to doing this. Suppose you pop your pimple the bacteria from your hands into your skin causing more pimples. Squeezing your tiny blackheads or whiteheads can cause big puss filled pimples. Also squeezing, popping, or picking on your pimples can lead to permanent scars and marks. Always go to clinics to get your pimples, whiteheads, or blackheads removed by experts or use good products to remove acne.
6. Use a chemical exfoliant
Many experts and dermatologists say that you should never scrub your face with physical exfoliators if you have active acne on your face. Using physical exfoliators can cause your acne to pop, and the puss inside your acne will rub on your face cause the bacteria from the puss to produce more acne. This is the reason why people are leading more towards chemical exfoliators than physical exfoliators. Unlike physical exfoliators, chemical exfoliators gently remove the layer of dead skin using chemicals like AHA and BHA without popping your pimples. Keep in mind that any exfoliant should not be used 2-3 times a week.
7. Use tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is one of the most preferred ways to treat acne. You should never use it directly on your skin, and it’s an essential oil, so directly applying it can cause burning and redness. It would help if you always dilute it with a carrier oil, like castor oil, olive oil, almond oil, or your favourite moisturizer or gel. 1-2 drops are enough for one time.
8. Use the right type of face wash
Use a face wash that contains azelaic peroxide, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid to wash your face. These chemicals clean your pores properly; they also have anti-inflammation properties that reduce acne’s growth.
9. Wash your face with a face wash after applying hair conditioner
When you apply and wash your hair conditioner, it transfers to your face, which clogs your pores and causes acne. So, always wash your face with facewash after you condition your hair.