Are you dying to get rid of Acne? Read the list of 10 things by beauty expert Mahek that you need to avoid.
Acne is definitely the biggest barb in the lives of teenagers. As teenagers with an acne prone skin always lack some amount of confidence in their lives. They not only compromise with looks but their inner foodie human. As acne limits our choices of food in order to get a clearer skin.
If you have an acne prone-skin then even your most routine activity might be the cause of your breakout. But you can really contribute in controlling your acne by parting the dos and don’ts in your head.
Here’s The List Of Don’ts –
1) Stop Buying Into The Myths Of Acne.
It’s hard sometimes to separate fact from fiction, but knowing about the root causes and its development is the key to treat your acne with ease.
Acne isn’t caused by you having sex or masturbating, not washing your face thrice a day, an unclean skin, by controlling your urine, chocolates make acne worse and the biggest one that Acne is contagious.
The reality is that there are many types of acne and its causes differ person to person. For instance, one person may get acne because of his unhealthy food habits while other may get because of hormonal imbalance. So instead of generalising the causes of acne you need to inquest your type of acne and its causes.
2) Don’t Stress Out.
Most of the people suffering from acne stress their souls out and drain their brains. Which is natural. But you need to understand that it’s just a phase as it won’t live on your face forever. Also, it won’t help your skin in any aspect. Instead, it will contribute in making your acne worse as stress increases the level of stress-related hormones such as cortisol and sends skin’s sebaceous (oil) glands into overdrive causing breakout causing bacteria. so relax and let your acne heal.
3) Stop Being Your Own Dermatologist.
Most of us head to the drugstore when we start breaking out. There’s nothing wrong in treating your mild acne with the help of internet. But if it makes your acne worse or doesn’t work for you, it’s time to make a doctor’s appointment. As you need to follow the right direction to control your acne. Your elders may suggest to wait but waiting may make it worse.
4) Stop Scrubbing And Over-Cleansing.
Is your skincare routine packed with face scrubs, gels and packs?
If yes then please stop!
Vigorous scrubbing can irritate the skin, cause inflammation and tear the tops off pimples, your skin might burn because of it. Though, some exfoliation is needed to get clearer skin. Gentle scrubs are fine to use.
Over-cleansing your skin may make your skin overly dry which can hinder your acne treatment.
5) Stop Wrecking Your Acne Treatment.
We all want an ideal, clear skin and we’re ready to do anything to attain it. But are you unwittingly sabotaging your skin treatment?
First and foremost, you should use your treatment consistently and patiently. It’s all too easy to get overly occupied with work and forgetting your medications, but every missed does means sabotaging your own treatment.
Don’t jump from product to product. Weeks of waiting can seem like a lifetime, but by jumping around with different treatments and medications you aren’t giving your skin enough time to heal. Instead, you are irritating your skin.
6) Do Not Underestimate Make-Up As a Cause Of Acne.
While you want to look perfect in parties and gatherings by applying makeup, be aware of the acne causing powers of it. As acne sufferers tend to layer their foundation and makeup, which can lead to more blocked pores and breakouts. Even if you can’t stop yourself from applying makeup then all you need to do is use the right makeup products and always remove it at the end of the day.
7) Don’t Use Dirty Pillow Covers.
You are old enough to know that all your face dirt rests upon your pillow covers. If you do not change it once in two days then it may cause breakout causing bacteria on your face. Therefore, its recommended to flip the pillow covers over every night and change it every alternate-days in order to avoid the reintroduction of harmful bacteria.
8) Stop Your Pick Fest Right Away.
If you have acne, then you’re probably well-acquainted with the desire to pick at your skin. And yet we all know nothing good comes from squeezing away in the mirror. But it can surely lead to scarring, spreading the bacteria to other areas of skin and inflammation.
9) Avoid Taking Sun-Baths.
While sun exposure can be good for acne-prone skin, going overboard can lead to problems. As skins of the patients with medications might over react if exposed to the sun more often. Dermatologists suggest to wear a suns cream with SPF 30 when exposed to the sun.
10) Stop Feeling Guilty For Undergoing Acne.
Acne isn’t your fault, its natural and genetic. So stop feeling guilty about it. It’s just natural as some people are prone to it and some not but always remember it’s just a phase which shall pass. In fact, acne appears mainly because of your genes. It tends to run in families. So stop blaming yourself and spend that time finding a treatment that works for you.
- Mahek Chotrani