Acne: A Pain in the You Know What
Acne is the bane of many people's existence, and it can be incredibly frustrating to deal with. We like to call it in layman's terms, a pain in the "you know what".
However, there are certain things that you can avoid in order to prevent acne from forming in the first place.
In this blog post, we're going to take a look at three things that you should avoid in order to keep your skin clear and healthy.
Little changes go a long way!
First and foremost, you should avoid using heavy, oily skincare products. Heavy creams and oils can clog your pores, leading to acne.
Instead, opt for lightweight, oil-free moisturizers that won't leave your skin feeling greasy.
According to a study by the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, non-comedogenic products are less likely to cause acne.
Secondly, you should avoid touching your face too much. Yes, this means resisting the temptation to scratch and pop!
Our hands are covered in bacteria, oil, and dirt, and if you're constantly touching your face, you're transferring all of that gunk onto your skin.
This can lead to breakouts and irritation. The American Academy of Dermatology also recommends avoiding touching your face to prevent acne.
Lastly, you should avoid eating foods that are high in sugar and processed carbohydrates.
These foods can cause a spike in insulin levels, which can lead to inflammation in the body.
This inflammation can then manifest itself on your skin in the form of acne.
According to the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates can contribute to the development of acne.