Getting rid of acne and pimples is a good idea; no one wants them on their face and can be devastated every time they wake up and see one in the mirror. But better than getting rid of pimples and clearing up breakouts would be to prevent acne in the first place. It’s something like your body weight – losing weight is good if you’re overweight, but it’s a much better idea to keep yourself from having those extra pounds in the first place. So how do you prevent acne and are there any guarantees that you won’t break out ever again?
First, of course, there are no guarantees that you won’t ever have a breakout, no matter what you do to prevent acne. Everyone’s body is imperfect and trying to keep it perfectly clean and blemish-free is just going to result in frustration. Virtually everyone on the planet has had a pimple at one time or another, and it’s not the end of the world for anyone. But by following a simple skincare regimen and taking care of yourself overall, you can have much more success if you want to prevent acne and can the least amount of breakouts.
Being gentle when you clean your skin is important as many make the mistake of using products that are too harsh and of scrubbing too vigorously, thinking this will help to prevent acne. In reality, your face is likely to overcompensate for this by producing even more oil than before and by causing more breakouts. Your skin will also no doubt be red, irritated, dry and flaky, which can be almost as unsightly as the acne itself! When trying to prevent acne it’s much better to use a cleanser that is mild and even meant for sensitive skin and to be gentle in how you cleanse. A gentle toner may be better for oily skin than an astringent, which contains a lot of alcohol and so will dry your skin excessively. A toner can bring your skin back into balance when it comes to how oily it is.
It’s also best to not use acne products if you don’t have actual pimples or breakouts, even if you’re trying to prevent acne. These products are meant to address the dirt, oil, and bacteria that form acne but if you don’t have pimples then you’re addressing a condition you don’t have when you add these solutions to your face. They don’t stop acne before it starts but is meant to dry up pimples after they’ve formed. Using them when you don’t have a breakout is no way to prevent acne.
A good diet and regular physical activity are also important when trying to prevent acne. Your skin needs nourishment just like the rest of your body and gets this nourishment from what you eat and drink. Physical activity also means increased blood circulation which brings vital blood and oxygen cells to the very outermost layer of your skin, which keeps it healthy and radiant.