We all want to get rid of our acne, like, yesterday. But, one of the biggest keys with acne prevention and treatment is patience — it takes time for products to work and for our body to heal. It’s SO hard to be patient when you want your pimples to go away this second, but trust us — clear skin’s worth the commitment and the wait.
If you’re struggling with acne breakouts right now, here are our top ten pieces of advice to clear your skin faster.
Wash Your Face
Yep, it seems simple, but it’s true. Always wash your face twice a day — once in the morning and once in the evening. Use a non-drying mild cleanser made for your specific type of skin.
Shower After Workouts
Sweat can cause breakouts, so make sure you always wash your face and shower immediately after playing sports or working out.
Remember To Rinse
When you’re busy, it’s easy to wash your face super quick and barely rinse it. Always make sure you’re thoroughly cleansing your skin — take your time! It’s important.
Over-drying cleansers and rough scrub pads can actually make your acne worse. Be gentle with your skin.
Make sure to always shower and wash your hair at least once a day — you need to remove all the oil and dirt.
Squeezing, pinching or picking blemishes can lead to the development of scars or dark spots.
Dudes: Shave Daily
If you’re a guy, shave every day. Make sure the razor blade is sharp and clean. Before shaving, soften the hair thoroughly with soap and warm water.
All your cosmetics, makeup and hair-care products should be oil free.
Make sure to always choose makeup products that are labeled non-comedogenic (That means they don’t promote the formation of closed pores).