It can happen at the darndest times; you’re preparing for an important presentation, and suddenly you feel it—the telltale bumps of an imminent breakout. But what if you could stave off the worst of your breakouts before they erupted?
Dermatologists attribute adult acne to many conditions like stress, toxins in your environment, genes, and diet. With just a few subtle tweaks to your daily routine, you can prevent your breakouts before they happen.
1. Change Your Sheets and Pillowcases
You wash your clothes regularly, especially after workouts and other sweaty endeavors. Towels get a rotation every week as well, and your sheets and pillowcases should too.
More than any other type of linen, your sheets and pillowcases lay against your facial skin for longer periods. Regular washing ensures that your pores aren’t being clogged by nightly contact with dirty pillowcases.
2. Don’t Scrub
Exfoliating your skin is a natural part of any skincare routine, but scrubs and peels can be too abrasive. Even more so, scrubbing your skin with a washcloth or rubbing it vigorously to dry it with a towel may do more to cause breakouts than to keep them at bay.
By briskly rubbing your skin, you remove the lipids and other oils that keep your face protected. Without them, your facial skin is easily irritated, and your pores become clogged.
3. Use High-Quality Products
Medicated soaps are designed to keep breakouts at bay with specialty ingredients like sea buckthorn oil. To prevent acne, you need to treat it before the breakouts begin. Washing your delicate facial skin twice daily with a specialized treatment soap is a major step in preventing skin problems.
Medical professionals attribute some of these problems to Demodex, a tiny mite that lives on your eyelashes. FaceDoctor II Medicated Soap has sea buckthorn as a critical ingredient to help prevent pimples.
4. Drink Detox Water
Flushing your system with water keeps your skin healthy, and your pores unclogged. Plain water flushes out toxins for a glowing complexion, but adding fruits, herbs or vegetables delivers key nutrients and improves your skin on a cellular level.
To combat acne, try adding a sprig of mint to your glass of water. Mint is full of antioxidants and flavonoids and helps keep acne at bay. It also soothes and heals inflammation.
Ginger also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, which reduce inflammation and fight acne breakouts.