Effective acne prevention requires using the right treatments, but there are also many things you can do on your own to lessen the severity of your breakouts. Take a look at these great tips from the acne prevention experts at Natures Cure.
Eat Healthy: Follow a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and protein. Limit the amount of fried foods you consume.
Get enough sleep.
Drink at least 64 ounces of water a day to help detoxify the body from the inside out.
Avoid using moisturizers that are not specially made for acne-prone skin, as these products may contain pore-clogging ingredients. Natures Cure Acne-Repairing Papaya Moisturizer, part of the Papaya Skin Care System, is a great way to prevent dryness while continuing to fight acne all day.
Its tempting to try to scrub away acne, but thats not how to get rid of pimples. Scrubbing too hard or too frequently can actually make your acne worse and promote scarring by increasing inflammation or rupturing cysts under your skin, making bacteria spread.
Sweat combines with skin oils to trap dirt and bacteria in your pores, causing blackheads and pimples, so its important to shower as soon as possible after you work out or sweat profusely.
Oily hair can aggravate acne, so stay away from greasy products like pomades or hair spray, especially if you have acne along the hair-line or forehead. Also, keep your hair off your face, neck and shoulders by putting it back, especially when you sleep.
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from the April 25-May 1, 2007, issue