How to reduce the chance of acne outbreaks

acne outbreaks

Getting an acne outbreak really sucks! I always advocate that prevention is better than cure, so here are some small tips for those who are prone to acne outbreaks:

Keep your face clean

Maintaining a clean face is the way to go, but that doesn’t mean washing your face every hour. In fact, that’s counter-intuitive since the oil which your face produces naturally does protect your face to a huge extent. I would recommend washing no more than twice a day, and always use a mild facial cleanser. Remember, the idea is not to wash your face until it feels totally dry (natural oil remember?) Avoid using too much force with your hands when cleansing or you run the risk of irritation and that’ll be disastrous!

Less makeup

Many cosmetics contain chemicals and ingredients which can clog the pores on your face, and that is the main cause of acne outbreaks! I would say either you start applying less of such makeups, or go for non-comedogenic options. Don’t blindly purchase cosmetics because they are from your favorite brand, learn to read the product label thoroughly first before buying.

Proper eating

Fast foods are definitely a no-no, since they are mostly oily and unhealthy. I have pretty much sworn off those greasy burgers and started eating more fruits and veggies. Watch your diet strictly for a week or two and you’ll see a huge improvement in your complexion for sure!